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Free Super Mario DLC Will Arrive Soon For Minecraft Wii U

Minecraft looked like it would never come to the Wii U. And then it did come to the system. Minecraft has been a huge hit for the Wii U too. And soon, Nintendo and the Minecraft developer will be bringing a bit of Super Mario fun to the game!


Nintendo announced today that Super Mario DLC will be coming to Minecraft Wii U on May 17th. The DLC will be called “the Super Mario Mash-Up Pack” and it’ll be free. It will be arrive in an update for Minecraft Wii U. Players will have access to “new skins, a Super Mario-themed pre-made world and a set of Super Mario-themed music and item textures.”

Oh and if you’ve been waiting for a physical release of Minecraft Wii U, then you’re in luck. Nintendo also announced today that the game will be coming to retail stores on June 17. It’ll cost $29.99. The Super Mario DLC will be included on the disc!

I’ve never played Minecraft, but this dlc looks really neat.


Here’s the full Nintendo press release for the Super Mario Mash-Up Pack and the Minecraft physical release:

” Two Beloved Video Game Franchises Collide in the Super Mario Mash-Up Pack for Minecraft: Wii U Edition

Free Super Mario-Themed Game Update Available Only on Minecraft: Wii U Edition on May 17

 VANCOUVER, B.C., May 9, 2016 – In a match made in block-shaped heaven, Nintendo is partnering with Mojang and Microsoft to bring the imaginative worlds of Super Mario Bros. and Minecrafttogether. For the first time ever, players will be able to fend off blocky Hammer Bros. and Dry Bones the same way they do Creepers and Zombies.On May 17, the Super Mario Mash-Up Pack comes to Minecraft: Wii U Edition as a free game update. After downloading the update, players who own the Minecraft: Wii U Edition digital game which launched last December will have immediate access to new skins, a Super Mario-themed pre-made world, and a set of Super Mario-themed music and item textures, all inspired by games in the iconicSuper Mario Bros. series such as Super Mario World, Super Mario 64 and Super Mario Sunshine. When the retail version of Minecraft: Wii U Edition launches in stores on June 17 at a suggested retail price of $29.99, the Super Mario Mash-Up Pack will be included on the disc.

“Both the Super Mario Bros. franchise and Minecraft embrace the magic of exploration and discovery,” said Pierre-Paul Trepanier, Nintendo of Canada’s General Manager and Senior Director. “Players will have a great time adventuring and creating in this free game update that embraces the unique and memorable elements of both franchises.”

The Wii U version of Minecraft features the full game, as well as many of the most popular previously released content packs for no extra charge. Downloading the Super Mario Mash-Up Pack gives players 40 new Super Mario Bros.-themed skins, which transform the game’s characters into familiar heroes like Mario, Luigi and Princess Peach, and even troublemakers like Bowser, 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 version of the Mushroom Kingdom within the world of Minecraft. While building, players will even enjoy listening to the smooth sounds of 15 pieces of Super Mario Bros. music. Builders of all ages will love crafting massive new worlds using building blocks inspired by a series as accessible and recognizable as Super Mario Bros.

Since launching in 2011, Minecraft has become a global phenomenon, selling more than 70 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 can currently be downloaded in Nintendo eShop on the Wii U console for $29.99. For more information about Minecraft: Wii U Edition, visit

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


About Nintendo: The worldwide pioneer in the creation of interactive entertainment, Nintendo Co., Ltd., of Kyoto, Japan, manufactures and markets hardware and software for its Wii U and Wiihome consoles, and Nintendo 3DS and Nintendo DS families of portable systems. Since 1983, when it launched the Nintendo Entertainment System, Nintendo has sold more than 4.4 billion video games and more than 693 million hardware units globally, including the current-generation Wii U, Nintendo 3DS and Nintendo 3DS XL, as well as the Game Boy, Game Boy Advance, Nintendo DS, Nintendo DSi and Nintendo DSi XL, Super NES, Nintendo 64, Nintendo GameCube and Wii systems. It has also created industry icons that have become well-known, household names such as Mario, Donkey Kong, Metroid, Zelda and Pokémon. A wholly owned subsidiary, Nintendo of America Inc., based in Redmond, Wash., serves as headquarters for Nintendo’s operations in the Western Hemisphere. For more information about Nintendo, please visit the company’s website at

Also here’s a trailer for Super Mario DLC:

Do you have Minecraft for the Wii U? Are you looking forward to this update?

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blank Daniel Fugate has wanted to be a writer since he was seven years old. He has a bachelor's degree in English and he's a huge Animal Crossing fan. The Wii U and 3DS are currently his favorite video game systems!

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