As quickly as it appeared and sparked all sorts of excited chatter, the hint of a Minecraft edition for Wii U has disappeared, leaving gamers confused and a little disappointed.
The game first popped up seemingly out of nowhere on the Pan European Game Information website – that is, PEGI, the European game classification body. It was the first we’d heard of a Wii U Minecraft, prompting many to wonder how the game would make the jump, and sparking excitement among budding blockbuilders. The Wii U seemed a great fit for Mojang’s epic title, and the idea of Microsoft publishing something on a competitor’s platform was very intriguing indeed.
Fans were on a knife-edge for last week’s Nintendo Direct presentation, hoping for an official announcement – even if that was all we got.
Alas, we didn’t even get that. The Direct came and went with no hint of the new game, and now it’s seemingly been removed from the PEGI database.
So what does that mean? We’re not exactly sure. It’s difficult to post a hoax classification listing, but (in Australia at least), it’s relatively simple to get a database entry withheld or modified until a certain date. This means we think Minecraft Wii U probably is real, but that PEGI may have let the cat out of the bag a little early.
In the meantime, if you really want a Minecraft fix on a Nintendo console, you’ll have to settle for Telltale’s Minecraft: Story Mode, which is out now on just about every platform you can shake a stick at.