Minecraft: Story Mode Uses The Original Game’s Engine, Might Lay Groundwork for Minecraft on Wii U

Minecraft: Story Mode is certainly a departure from developer Telltale Games previous outings. For starters, it’s an adventure game set in the Minecraft universe, which while famous for a lot of things, having any kind of story isn’t one of them. However, as was recently revealed, Minecraft: Story Mode doesn’t use Telltale’s own (and admittedly outdated) game engine, but rather the original Minecraft’s engine.

Why is this odd you may ask? Well, mainly because Minecraft: Story Mode is coming out on a ton of major systems, including Xbox One, Xbox 360, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, and Wii U. All of these systems but the Wii U have the original Minecraft playable on it already. This is leading to some speculation by fans that Minecraft: Story Mode is setting up the groundwork to possibly release Minecraft on the Wii U. While nothing is officially set in stone (no pun intended), having Minecraft on the Wii U would be a pretty big deal, though I imagine it would be a little difficult now as Minecraft’s developer Mojang is currently owned by Microsoft.

Regardless, the first episode of Minecraft: Story Mode is set to release on October 13th for PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Xbox 360, PC, and Mac, with the Android and iOS versions coming on October 15th, and the Wii U and PlayStation Vita version are set to release sometime this year. In addition, a new video was released, showing the first episode in action, which you can check out below.