Nintendo Partners with Mojang for Mario Expansion Pack

Nintendo have today announced a new partnership with Mincraft creators Mojang, as well as Microsoft, which will see a new Super Mario themed Minecraft DLC pack heading to the Wii U Edition of the game.

Currently scheduled for release on the 18th May 2016 this DLC Expansion Pack for Minecraft: Wii U Edition will see elements from the Super Mario franchise, such as sounds, character outfits and block designs, appearing within the game world of Minecraft. As part of this expansion pack players will be able to create their own Super Mario themed world’s as well as take part in adventures based around popular mario games; including worlds inspired by Super Mario Bros, Super Mario 64 and Super Mario Sunshine.

As explained by Nintendo downloading the Super Mario Mash-Up Pack gives players access to 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.

The arrival of this ‘Super Mario Mash Up Pack’ means that Minecraft players on the Wii U can now make their own 3D variations of worlds based upon the Super Mario universe and as a result it will be interesting to see what content is made by the community.

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