Minecraft Nintendo Wii U release date coming? New PC edition available July 29 for users of Microsoft's Windows 10


Gaming enthusiasts may finally see an iteration of Minecraft on Nintendo consoles.

Mojang’s Chief Operating Officer Vu Bui told MCV in an interview during Minecon in London Excel that the widely popular game may expand to include more platforms.

“If I had my way, we’d be on everything. We want to continue to be available to all players, and that means being on new platforms because everyone uses something different,” he said. 

While dismissing the fact that being owned by Microsoft may limit the game expansion, Vu Bui added: “I’ve never heard a reason why we haven’t ended up on Wii U or 3DS. It just hasn’t happened yet.”

Nintendo Life has noted that with 3DS’s technical limitations, players may have a lighter version of the game. However, it will perfectly fit Wii U as the console has a GamePad that can offer physical and touch screen controls.

Minecraft is already available on smartphones, Playstation, Xbox and PC and with the Microsoft’s recent acquisition of Mojang, Vu Bui mentioned that they have more resources now.

“It’s surprising to some, but opportunities have opened up for us. Minecon is the first time we are able to show that. We’re all still the same team, now we just work with other teams. That brings us extra resources so we can do things we couldn’t do before.”

Moreover, it was also announced during Minecon that a new game edition is coming for Microsoft’s Windows 10 operating system. It will become available on July 29 in the official store and will be free for the players who already own the game.

The new version is said to be based on the Pocket edition.

Rumors of a Wii U version reportedly first emerged on 2013 with reports claiming that 4J Studios, which is responsible for non-PC version of Minecraft, may be developing an installment for Wii as well.