Also included are skins for several villain characters, including Bowser, Wario, Waluigi, Shy Guy, Magikoopa, and Koopa Troopa. Included textures like music note blocks, warp pipes, and classic Super Mario Bros. question-mark bricks will allow players to build their own custom Mario universe within Minecraft. All this new content is inspired by games in the iconic Super Mario series, such as Super Mario World, Super Mario 64 and Super Mario Sunshine. The upcoming launch of the Super Mario Mash Up Pack suggests that Nintendo has entered a partnership with current Minecraft franchise owner Microsoft.
“Both the Super Mario franchise and Minecraft embrace the magic of exploration and discovery,” said Steve Singer, Nintendo of America’s Vice President of Publisher & Developer Relations. Minecraft: Wii U Edition can currently be downloaded in Nintendo eShop on the Wii U console and on Nintendo.com for $29.99.