Most of the many skin packs for the console editions of Minecraft just provide players with a batch of new character textures based on familiar characters. The recent Mario skin pack for Minecraft: Wii U Edition, however, is more of a complete graphical overhaul. One might imagine that the creative minds at Nintendo directed Minecraft‘s developers to handle the pack with the greatest care to quality and amount of content, and while that seems like a move characteristic of the highly image-conscious Nintendo, it isn’t quite true.

The idea for the Mario pack actually came from Mojang and 4J Studios—the developer tasked with bringing Minecraft to consoles and providing those versions with exclusive content. “They actually came to us with what their vision was, and the extent of it,” says Nintendo of America’s Damon Baker, “and blew us away. It still went through an official approval process through our art department at our head office in Japan, but it was really driven by them as the creative studios behind it.”

Have you been enjoying all the wonderful Mario textures? Let us know in the comments. If you’d like more Nintendo-themed content, Baker also says fans should be vocal about what they’re hoping for in a hypothetical second skin pack.

Source: The Verge

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