Over the weekend, we got wind that Nintendo of America had a big announcement for Monday. That tip turned out to be true, as this morning Nintendo of America has announced that Minecraft will finally be releasing on the Wii U. It’s the only current-gen game console that didn’t have the game available, so this marks Minecraft’s total saturation of the world of gaming. According to the announcement, the game will launch on December 17 for $29.99 and will also include some of the most popular content packs that have been created for the game so far, including: Battle & Beasts Skin Pack Battle & Beasts 2 Skin Pack Natural Texture Pack City Texture Pack Fantasy Texture Pack Festive Mash-up Pack Aside from those being included in the release of Minecraft: Wii U Edition, there will also be 16 pieces of additional content you can purchase, should you want to expand your experience. 1. Festive Skin Pack 2. The Simpsons Skin Pack 3. Doctor Who Skins Volume 1 4. Doctor Who Skins Volume 2 5. Star Wars Classic Skin Pack 6. Star Wars Rebels Skin Pack 7. Star Wars Prequel Skin Pack 8. Mass Effect Mash-up Pack 9. Skyrim Mash-up Pack 10. Plastic Texture Pack 11. Candy Texture Pack 12. Cartoon Texture Pack 13. Steampunk Texture Pack 14. Pattern Texture Pack 15. Greek Mythology Mash-up Pack 16. Halloween 2015 Mash-up Pack Off-TV play has also been confirmed for the title, so you can play on the Wii U GamePad should someone else in the household want to use the TV. Overall this is a great announcement for Nintendo to help fill-in the Wii U’s bare third-party catalogue of games. local_offer minecraft: Wii U Edition Nintendo wii u stars Further Reading Legendary Pokemon coming to Pokemon Go The cost of Nintendo consoles in today's dollars Wii U gets firmware update Watch the Smash 4 EVO Finals on Disney XD Take a peek at this week’s Nintendo Dow 9 things you probably didn't know about Super Mario Bros.