Microsoft partnered with Nintendo a while ago in order to bring Minecraft to the Wii U, and their partnership continued to flourish afterwards. With the Super Mario Mash-Up pack coming to the Wii U edition of the game, it seems like Nintendo is embracing their newfound friendship with Microsoft quite a bit, immediately giving content to Minecraft users.
@YTMaxi Partnership with Nintendo on this has been great, nice to see Minecraft doing so well on the Wii U and to get the Mario content.
— Phil Spencer (@XboxP3) May 10, 2016
Phil Spencer, Head of Xbox, spoke on Twitter today regarding the partnership, and he seems to be just as happy about it as everyone else. Minecraft is selling fairly well with the Wii U crowd, as many might imagine considering the platform's demographic closely matching that of the game. It's nice to see that Phil Spencer is giving a nod to Nintendo when the partnership is being talked about, and it's the sort of reassurance that Nintendo fans can use if they're hoping for more Minecraft support going forward.
The Super Mario Mash-up pack is coming May 17th, and is bringing 40 new skins and 15 new songs to Minecraft for Wii U. The pack will be priced at $30 USD.