Minecraft: Wii U Edition supports voice chat, USB keyboards, and more

Instead of pre-filled phrases, players will be able to communicate with one another as they would in all Minecraft games.

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Minecraft: Wii U Edition is coming to Nintendo’s console next week, and today, we’re learning some additional information regarding this version of Mojang’s popular title.

According to Nintendo’s Japanese page for Minecraft: Wii U Edition, we’ve learned the title will support up to four players playing locally and eight players online. Communicating with gestures might make coordinating with online players rather difficult, but the page confirms both voice chat and USB keyboards will be compatible with the game. Fans of the Wii U Pro Controller will also be able to use their controller of choice.

The majority of Nintendo games have pre-filled phrases in order to communicate with other players. Games like Mario Kart 8 and The Legend of Zelda: Triforce Heroes both have pre-filled phrases for communication, so being able to communicate how you like in either text or voice is a pretty big deal for a Wii U game.

Minecraft: Wii U Edition is scheduled to release on December 17.

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