Showing posts with label Mojang. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Mojang. Show all posts

Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Minecraft is Finally Coming to Nintendo Wii U

Mojang developer Jeb Bergensten releases a video confirming that Minecraft will finally be coming to Nintendo Wii U, and just in time for the holiday season.

Mojang has now confirmed that the popular block-based builder will finally arrive on the Nintendo Wii U this December. The announcement was made by Mojang in an official video, where lead developer Jeb Bergensten closed out a faux interview with the surprise announcement.

Minecraft will be releasing for the Wii U on December 17th, just in time for the holiday season. The company only confirmed that it would arrive as a purchasable title on the eShop, so those looking to buy it as a Christmas gift needn’t worry about wrapping paper.

Gamers looking to play Minecraft on the Wii U will have to shell out more cash compared to other console gamers, as the Nintendo edition will retail for a relatively hefty $29.99, whilst the Xbox One and PS4 versions sell for less at $19.99. Granted, the Wii U version will come with 6 add-on DLC skin bundles already included, but considering skins have always been free for PC players, that’s not much of an incentive to purchase the game at a higher price.

Fans can take a look at Jeb’s announcement video below, where they take a moment to talk about upcoming features in the PC release before getting down to the reveal:

Mojang also confirmed that more Minecraft content packs would be arriving to the Wii U in the near future, so those looking to purchase things like Nintendo-centric character skins will probably be able to do so sooner rather than later. Gamers from other consoles routinely get brand-specific downloadable content, and considering how easy it is for companies to make, it would be a baffling decision for Nintendo not to offer gamers the ability to mine dressed as Mario or Luigi.

As expected, the game will feature off-TV play, so gamers can continue playing on the GamePad while other family members take over the television. The studio also promised to keep supporting the core game with free updates, much like they do with the other console versions. PC Gamers still get access to the most updated version of the game ahead of time, and that won’t change, but it’s great to see that the popular building game will be available across all consoles.

Markus ‘Notch’ Persson, the creator of the game, recently commented that he thought it would be neat to see Steve as a Smash Bros character, so perhaps this announcement is the big catalyst in such a development. Only time will tell if Nintendo and Mojang evolve a larger partnership beyond launching the game on their console, but either way, everyone wins.

What do you think about Mojang finally bringing Minecraft to a Nintendo platform?

Minecraft is now officially available for iOS, Android, PC, Linux, Mac, Xbox 360, Xbox One, PS3, PS4, Vita, and Nintendo Wii U.

Tuesday, September 8, 2015

Minecraft : Story Mode gets a release date?

Minecraft : Story Mode

So when we seen the trailer for Minecraft : Story Mode at Minecon we was all pretty excited for the release. A listing on may have revealed that Minecraft: Story Mode is releasing on October 27 2015.

In Minecraft: Story Mode you play as Jesse as you tackle a perilous adventure across the Overworld.

So you might still be asking What is this game? Minecraft: Story Mode is an adventure game set in a Minecraft world. It is a five-part episodic series that will take you to the Nether, the Farlands, the End, and beyond! You will drive how the story flows through the decisions you make: what you say to people (and how you say it), and what you choose to do in moments of thrilling action.

If you have’t seen the trailer have a look here.

Sunday, August 30, 2015

Play Minecraft: Story Mode at PAX Prime

Minecraft: Story Mode

Are you a fan of Minecraft? Looking forward to playing Minecraft: Story Mode? Join the masses. Unfortunately unless you live in the United States, you won’t be able to join the masses of fans getting their hands on the very first playable beta of Minecraft: Story Mode. As that is what is happening right now at PAX Prime… the lucky sods!

It was announced yesterday however that Minecraft: Story Mode will be the first Telltale game series to feature a player character where YOU choose their appearance. Players will be able to select from several different options for both male and female versions of the hero Jesse.

Check out these new screenshots from the season premiere, where you’ll get a sneak peek at several different versions of Jesse.

Minecraft: Story Mode

Minecraft: Story Mode

Minecraft: Story Mode

Minecraft: Story Mode

Minecraft: Story Mode

Minecraft: Story Mode

Minecraft: Story Mode

Minecraft: Story Mode – A Telltale Games Series is not yet rated by the ESRB. The series will be published digitally by Telltale Games in partnership with Mojang and is due for release this autumn on Xbox One and Xbox 360 along with other platforms.