Minecraft: Wii U Edition proved to be a download success when it arrived on the eShop late last year, albeit Nintendo gamers have had to wait for some key updates, while the Nintendo-exclusive content announced with the launch is still a mystery. Nevertheless, developer 4J Studios is still improving the Wii U version, and has released a new patch to step it up another gear.

It's a notable update as it adds Achievements, Wii Classic Controller Support, a Story Mode skin pack and more besides. The full changelog is below.

  • Added Story Mode skin pack.
  • Added achievements.
  • Added support for Wii Classic Controllers.
  • Added new “Minecart Sounds” option to Audio Settings.
  • Added Huge Mushroom Blocks to the Creative and Superflat menus.
  • Improved sprint control.
  • Fix for issue where the Ender Dragon would be immune to attacks.
  • Fix for Slimes not spawning in certain Swamps and Slime Chunks.
  • Fix for Potion of Swiftness, Potion of Slowness and Speed bonus of Beacon having no effect on the player.
  • Fix for teleporting a player while they are sleeping in a Bed not working properly.
  • Fix for some chunks in the Overworld not generating for clients of a multiplayer game.
  • Fix for issue where Experience Orbs could not be obtained by some trades with Villagers.
  • Fix for Thorns enchantment not affecting players.
  • Fix for MCCE #747 – TNT cannon not working.
  • Fix for MCCE #659 – Doors have a weird texture on top when open (And other sides).
  • Fix for MCCE #1854 – Grass positioning is perfect.
  • Fix for MCCE #1826 – White tulip description incorrect.
  • Fix for MCCE #1756 – Witch Hut Bounding Box Too Small.
  • Fix for MCCE #1260 – Submerged Witch Huts.
  • Fix for MCCE #483 – Camera jitter and player unable to move when looking at chest you are standing on.
  • Fix for MCCE #863 – The map does not work as it should (unless “View Hand” is turned on).
  • Fix for MCCE #1757 – Slimes spawning in witch huts.
  • Fix for MCCE #1739 – No icon in item frame map.
  • Fix for MCCE #1803 – Item frames vanishing in very strange draw distance.

It appears to be a decent update, all told. If you're in the Wii U Minecraft crew check it out and let us know what you think.

With thanks to Ryan Millar for the heads up.

Minecraft: Wii U Edition Update Adds Achievements, Wii Classic Controller Support and More