The boxed version of Minecraft for the Wii U is now available at retail stores, as noted by MSPowerUser. You will be able to pick-up the physical version of the game for the Wii U for $29.99. With this edition of the game, you get some little sweeteners thrown in that are sure to wet your taste buds if you're a heavy Wii gamer.
The boxed version includes popular content packs, such as:
- Super Mario Mash-up pack
- Battle & Beasts Skin pack
- Battle & Beasts 2 Skin pack
- Natural Texture pack
- City Texture pack
- Fantasy Texture pack
- Festive Mash-up pack
These are all included at no additional cost, as is the case with the digital version of the game on the Nintendo eShop. It is also worth nothing that the Super Mario Mash-up pack is only available on the Wii U edition of the game - which fits nicely with other games on Nintendo's consoles.
An explanation of the included DLC explains what you can do with the Super Mario pack:
The Super Mario Mash-Up Pack is only available in Minecraft: Wii U Edition. The bonus content gives players 40 new Super Mario-themed skins, which transform the game’s characters into familiar heroes like Mario, Luigi and Princess Peach, and even troublemakers like Wario and all seven Koopalings. All the world and item textures in the game will also be redone, providing players the opportunity to create their own Super Mario-themed locations within the world of Minecraft. Builders of all ages will love crafting massive new worlds using building blocks inspired by a series as accessible and iconic as Super Mario.
Features of this edition of the hit open-world sandbox game include off-TV play, touchscreen support and online multiplayer - so you won't be restricted to playing by yourself, throwing your arms around or sitting down with a controller; oh no, you'll be able to experience the game in a multitude of ways.