Episode One will be released on the Nintendo eShop for $4.99 (USD), with the subsequent chapters becoming available “in the coming weeks,” according to a press release. If paying per episode isn’t your kind of thing, a season pass for episodes two through five will be released on the eShop in the foreseeable future for $19.99 (USD).
Developer Telltale announced plans to release Minecraft: Story on Wii U last year, before launching the game’s first four chapters on just about every other conceivable device- including Android, iOS, Mac, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Windows PC, Xbox 360 and Xbox One.
Unlike these aforementioned versions, the Wii U version of Minecraft: Story Mode will support GamePad features such as off-TV play and touchscreen control.
The release of Minecraft: Story Mode on Wii U marks a milestone for the developer, as it is the first Telltale game to hit Nintendo’s latest console.
Telltale co-founder and CEO Kevin Bruner said:
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, see the player taking control of either a male or female hero named ‘Jesse,’ and embarking on a perilous adventure across the Overworld, through the Nether, to the End, and beyond. The game features Telltales signature narrative quality supported by voice work from Patton Oswalt, Catherine Taber, Martha Plimpton, Scott Porter, Corey Feldman, John Hodgman, Paul Reubens and other well-known actors.