Minecraft Wii U Edition: launch trailer for the Glide mini game

Prepare for your first flight in the depths of the Cavern

Now that we’ve had a lot of time to play with the polar bears and the new blocks introduced in October’s update, the TeamMojang is planning a new wave of free content in their sandbox game Minecraft: Wii U Edition. Starting today, you can download an exciting new feature that will give you wings… literally. It’s the mini game “Glide”, and it’s designed to test your aeronautical skills to the very limit.

The new Glide mini-game will give your character a PilotWings makeover, as you whirl in the air (do a barrel roll!) and race your way to the limit in pre-constructed 3D-tracks. A first race is available with this free update, inspired by the Battle map Cavern, and more will come either free or as part of a Season Pass. Here’s all the details and a launch trailer:

Strap on a pair of elytra and hone your swooping skills on an exhilarating aerial track – the first in a series of free tracks to be released. Beat the clock in the Time Attack mode, using thermal drafts and speed boosters to your advantage, or go for points in Score Attack by hitting all the hoops. Careful study may reveal sneaky shortcuts to refine your runs, so keep your eyes peeled!

The first DLC pack going out will be themed around beasts. We have a kraken-themed level which takes inspiration from Battle’s Cove map. You burst out into a huge open area with two battling ships and a giant, giant kraken that you fly right up and over. It’s a really great experience. Then we have an exciting glacial track that uses the Ice Spikes biome as inspiration. We have lots of yetis running through the map and giant fossils for you to avoid and to fly through. And the final one uses the Chinese Mythology pack – you’ll be flying alongside dragons and around the fantastic, epic terrain of China!

Keep your eyes on the skies for free maps, too – like the forthcoming Temple-inspired track, which sweeps through jungle canyons, mines and archaeological dig-sites!

 

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