The Pan European Game Information or PEGI recently posted that “Minecraft” Wii U Edition has been certified for release. Interestingly, Nintendo has not given an official statement on the said release.
A NeoGaf user posted a screenshot of the PEGI listing about the release of “Minecraft” Wii U Edition. It has a “7” rating, just like other console versions of “Minecraft.” It also has warning for the users stating that the game contains non-realistic violence towards the characters and the pictures and sounds from the game might be scary for children.
According to Neuro Gadget, “Minecraft” has been released to other portable platforms like “Minecraft: Pocket Edition” for smartphones and another edition for PlayStation Vita and Xbox. Unfortunately, there were no signs confirming that the game will be released for Nintendo's Wii U. There is also no information if there will be any differences between the Wii U Edition and other platforms, but the Wii U's game pad and stylus will definitely give the gamers nice options while building their world in the game.
While the Minecraft's version for Xbox and PlayStation has sold millions of digital copies, the game's Wii U version is still far from reality. When Microsoft bought Mojang, the developer said that Nintendo versions of Minecraft were still possible followed by news that “Minecraft Story Mode” was coming to Wii U. It will be the first appearance of the mega-series on any Nintendo game console.
That made “Minecraft” Wii U Edition seem possible to happen. The rating from PEGI, plus it seemed that the game would come out on Nov. 12 which was the date on PEGI's listing. But then again, Nintendo did not mention anything about it during the most recent Nintendo Direct, as reported by iDigital Times.
Just recently, PEGI has removed the “Minecraft” Wii U listing from their website. Is it a sign that it won't likely to happen, or does Nintendo simply want to direct users' attention to the upcoming game “Terraria?” Maybe it's not really ready yet or Nintendo is just saving it until after the holidays. It could be just an error on PEGI's side. For now, gamers have to wait for Nintendo's official statement to have their questions answered.