Minecraft is available on almost every platform known to man, so when the Wii U version launched last December, most people responded with a shrug. Heck, you couldn’t even use the GamePad for inventory management. To makes the console edition a little more attractive, Nintendo has teamed up with Mojang for some special Mario-themed content. It’ll be available as a free update in May and offer a bundle of character skins, item textures and music ripped from the portly plumber’s world. There will also be a pre-made Super Mario-themed map, just in case your thumbs aren’t up to the challenge of crafting one from scratch.
Such an addition won’t change the Wii U’s dwindling sales, but looking at the console’s lineup this year — which has little more than Paper Mario andTokyo Mirage Sessions on it — this could turn out to be a real highlight. Unless Nintendo has some surprises planned for E3, of course.