The ever-popular Minecraft franchise is expanding on Wii U with the addition of Telltale Games’ Minecraft: Story Mode.
Marking the debut of Telltale Games on Wii U, Minecraft: Story Mode will be coming to Nintento’s Wii U console on January 21st with the first episode in a five episode arch. Available for just $4.99, The Order of the Stone will be available only in the Nintendo eShop on Wii U in North America and Europe. Additional episodes will come to the console in the coming weeks, with a Season Pass option for $19.99 that allows access to episodes 2 through 5 as they become available.
Minecraft: Story Mode will take advantage of the unique properties of Wii U by allowing Screen Mirroring and Off-Screen play throughout. Touch options will also be available on the Wii U at launch, setting things apart from what we’ve come to expect from Telltale titles previously.
Kevin Bruner, CEO and Co-Founder of Telltale Games had this to say regarding the Wii U launch:
“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.”
Season 1 of Minecraft: Story Mode features an all-star cast, including Patton Oswalt as male Jesse, Catherine Taber as female Jesse, Brian Posehn, Ashley Johnson, Scott Porter, Martha Plimpton, Dave Fennoy, Corey Feldman, Billy West, John Hodgman, and Paul Reubens. The title is available on all major platforms with the Wii U release and is right in line with the high-quality games we’ve come to expect from Telltale Games.