After popping up on gaming forum neoGAF late last year, it’s now official! Telltale’s narrative driven take on the popular Minecraft franchise was already available on the Windows and OSX, Playstation 3 and 4, Xbox 360 and One, Android and iOS and the Playstation Vita. Telltale and Mojang are now also going to bring the episodic game to Nintendo’s WiiU.
The game’s first episode, titled The Order of the Stone, will be available for purchase in the Nintendo eShop in North America and European territories on the 21st of January, with additional episodes coming in the weeks following the release. The first episode will cost you $4.99 (or your regional equivalent), with the option of buying the rest of the season for $19.99. Other platforms already have episodes 1 through 4, with the 5th and final episode of the season being released early this year.
This would mark the first time that Telltale is bringing their adventure games to the Wii U, and this version will have some features that will make use of the Wii U’s controller. Players will be able to play the full game on the Wii U gamePad controller and make use of the tech-enabled screen on the controller.
Working with Nintendo, we’re tremendously excited to be bringing our unique style of storytelling to Wii U for the first time, and we couldn’t be happier to be kicking things off with a series like ‘Minecraft: Story Mode’ that allows players of all ages to craft their own adventure across the Minecraft universe.
Minecraft: Story Mode fleshes out Minecraft‘s story. Comedic actor Patton Oswalt voices main character Jesse, with Catherine Taber (Star Wars: The Clone Wars), Brian Posehn (Brother Bear, Surf’s Up), Scott Porter (Friday Night Lights) and Billy West (Futurama) playing supporting characters, amongst others. You can check the official site for more info on the game, or you can look below for a trailer for the first episode of the series.