May 11, 2016
Super Mario Minecraft Is Happening
Nintendo and Microsoft have announced that on May 18, Super Mario is coming to Minecraft in the Super Mario Mash-Up Pack lands on the Wii U version of the game.
The Wii U version of Minecraft features the full game, as well as many of the most popular previously released content packs. Downloading the Super Mario Mash-Up Pack gives players 40 new Super Mario-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 of Bowser's minions. All the world and item textures in the game will also be redone, providing players the opportunity to create their own Super Mario-themed locations within the world of Minecraft. While building, players will even enjoy listening to the smooth sounds of 15 pieces of music from Super Mario 64. Builders of all ages will love crafting massive new worlds using building blocks inspired by a series as accessible and recognisable as Super Mario.
This is not the first time that the two companies have worked together, with some GameBoy Advance titles coming from Rare after they were bought out by Microsoft, but this is the first time that Mario has ever been linked to both companies. This theme pack is exclusive to the Wii U version of the game, so if you want to run around a mario world, you need to have a Wii U