Minecraft Wii U Edition has shown up on the PEGI website, which means that the block crafting game may be coming to the console soon.
PEGI, the European rating system for video games, has outed many games before they are officially announced, and a rating of any kind is a good indication that the game is on its way. This does not guarantee a release, however. Many ratings from PEGI and the ESRB have been for games that would never see the light of day.
The rating placed on the supposed Minecraft Wii U Edition is seven, meaning seven year olds and up should be able to play the game. The description reads, “The content of this game is suitable for persons aged 7 years and over only. It contains: non realistic looking violence towards fantasy characters – Pictures or sounds likely to be scary to young children – Non realistic looking violence towards characters which although children, are not very detailed.”
The rating also says that Minecraft is a puzzle game, which is interesting, and the release date is indicated as November 12, which is also confusing.
Minecraft is one of the best selling games of all time, and although the Wii U is not doing as well, the demographics of the two are similar, so it’s not surprising that Microsoft would want to make the game available for it.