A Wii U version of Mojang’s sandbox building sim Minecraft launches today via the eShop alongside a varied selection of add-on content previously released for other platforms.
Minecraft: Wii U Edition is the only port of Minecraft to include off-TV play, a feature unique to Nintendo’s console. Players who download Minecraft: Wii U Edition can play the game on either an HDTV or directly on the Wii U’s GamePad.
The Wii U version of Minecraft otherwise boasts a set of features comparable to previous ports for Sony’s and Microsoft’s consoles. While off-TV play in Minecraft: Wii U Edition is an option, the game otherwise does not offer any platform-specific touchscreen functionality.
Minecraft: Wii U Edition includes a selection of skin and texture packs that were released as paid content on other platforms, including the Battle & Beasts Skin Pack, Battle & Beasts 2 Skin Pack, Natural Texture Pack, City Texture Pack, Fantasy Texture Pack, and Festive Mash-up Pack. Sixteen additional add-on packs are also available via in-game microtransactions.
Capcom, meanwhile, makes a strong showing in this week’s eShop update with a trio of Game Boy Advance Mega Man games available via Nintendo’s Virtual Console service. New on the Wii U this week is a Virtual Console port of the side-scrolling action-platformer Mega Man Zero 4 and two versions of Capcom’s turn-based RPG Mega Man Battle Network 5.
Players can pick up the Team Colonel and Team Protoman versions of Mega Man Battle Network 5 starting today for $7 apiece. “Game content is the same for Mega Man Battle Network 5: Team Colonel and Mega Man Battle Network 5: Team Protoman,” Nintendo notes, “but NetNavi chips and other items may differ.”
The updated Nintendo 3DS eShop now hosts downloadable versions of the 2D action game The Legend of Dark Witch 2 and The Delusions of Von Sottendorff and His Square Mind, a narrative-based adventure game featuring a series of environmental puzzles.