Being able to buy the boxed version of the Minecraft: Wii U Edition game in stores at a suggested retail price of only $29.99 is great news. Even better news? This retail version of the game comes with the same popular  Minecraft add-on content packs included in the Nintendo eShop version of the game on the disc at no extra charge. This includes the recently released Super Mario Mash-Up Pack, which adds elements from the  Super Mario series to the game.

“Even more Nintendo fans are going to love discovering the worldwide phenomenon of  Minecraft on Wii U,” said Steve Singer, Nintendo of America’s Vice President of Publisher & Developer Relations. “The retail version of  Minecraft: Wii U Edition is great for any video game fan that wants to get creative and see what the  Minecraft phenomenon is all about.”

The  Wii U version of  Minecraft features the full game, as well as many of the most popular previously released content packs. These include:

  • Super Mario Mash-Up Pack
  • Battle & Beasts Skin Pack
  • Battle & Beasts 2 Skin Pack
  • Natural Texture Packs
  • City Texture Packs
  • Fantasy Texture Pack
  • Festive Mash-up

 

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.

Since launching in 2011,  Minecraft has become a global phenomenon, selling more than 100 million games worldwide. The game places players in a massive randomly generated world, and lets them explore, harvest resources and craft anything their imaginations can conjure. The Wii U version of  Minecraft features Off-TV Play, touch-screen functionality and online multiplayer.

Minecraft: Wii U Edition is also available on Nintendo eShop for $29.99 with the Super Mario Mash-Up pack available as a free game update. For more information about  Minecraft: Wii U Edition, visit http://www.nintendo.com/games/detail/minecraft-wii-u-edition .

Remember that Wii U features parental controls that let adults manage the content their children can access. For more information about this and other features, visit http://www.nintendo.com/wiiu .