It looks like Minecraft is finally coming to Wii U

UPDATE: Listing removed. Will it Nether happen?

UPDATE 17/11/15 10.45am: PEGI has quietly removed its listing for the unannounced Minecraft: Wii U Edition.

Eagle-eyed Nintendo fans spotted the removal this morning (thanks, Nintendo Life).

It is unlikely the listing was an error, judging by the fact it appeared the Wii U version had been given an official rating and had a unique name.

The listing was uncovered last week just prior to Nintendo's latest Nintendo Direct broadcast - leading to speculation that the console would finally get its version of Minecraft announced during the livestream. But no announcement happened.

Perhaps word of the announcement was planned for the broadcast then pulled at the last minute?

ORIGINAL STORY 12/11/15 8.35am: Minecraft: Wii U Edition has been spotted via a listing on the PEGI ratings board (thanks, NeoGAF).

Amiibo support and Nintendo skins? We're in.

It's the first we've heard of Minecraft coming to Wii U, although we will likely find out more during tonight's Nintendo Direct.

Nintendo has scheduled its new announcement broadcast - the first in more than six months - for 10pm UK time tonight.

Minecraft: Wii U Edition is still something of a surprise, considering the fact that Nintendo is already speaking about the console's successor, codenamed NX.

The reason for Minecraft not appearing on Wii U to date has always been that the console's userbase is too small, although such views have not been expressed since Microsoft bought Minecraft maker Mojang.

Microsoft is currently supporting Minecraft development on an array of non-Microsoft platforms - PlayStation 3, PS4, iOS and Android.

It's not the first time Microsoft has supported Nintendo platforms, either. The Rare-made Diddy Kong Racing DS was released back in 2007, some five years after Rare was snapped up from Nintendo.

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