Telltale, the indie developer behind The Walking Dead and Game of Thrones titles announced today that Minecraft’s narrative-based series is coming to Nintendo’s console on January 21st.
Up until now five different episodes are available on different consoles including: the Xbox 360, Xbox One, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4 and PC, as well as iOS and Android. The Wii U version will only feature Episode 1: The Order of the Stone at launch, but the other four are expected to be available soon.
“Telltale Games is synonymous with quality gaming and compelling content. We are thrilled that Nintendo fans will have the opportunity to experience this first-hand with the debut of ‘Minecraft: Story Mode’ on Wii U,” Steve Singer, VP of Publisher & Developer Relations at Nintendo of America Inc. commented.
The feelings of excitement comes mutual as Kevin Bruner, CEO and Co-Founder of Telltale Games said that they are tremendously excited to bring their unique style of storytelling to Wii U for the first time, and that they are very happy to be kicking things off with a series like ‘Minecraft: Story Mode’ that allows players of all ages to craft their own adventure across the Minecraft universe.
The game will be launched on Thursday’s. It could be download from eShop for a cost of US$4.99 for one episode or $19.99 for a five episode season pass.
The Wii U version of Minecraft: Story Mode has some exclusive features courtesy of the Wii U GamePad. The game will allow for off-TV Play, thus allowing the player to play the game only on the GamePad screen without having to turn on the TV. There are also touch-control options that allow the player to use the more traditional analog stick & button control setup or tap and advance the story by using the touch-screen.
The original Minecraft is also available for Wii U. It came out for that platform on December 17th, 2015.
Source: The Examiner