Gaming News: Minecraft Wii U Not Happening; Battlefield 4’s China Rising Banned; Final Fantasy X-3 Possible?

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By Gel Galang | December 30, 2013 12:15 PM EST

Earlier, a rumour that "Minecraft" is coming to Wii U had circulated and excited those who thought that they may finally get a version of the game. After all, it's already debuting for the PS4, PS3 and Xbox One, so why not also in Nintendo, which is pretty much third in the whole console war.

But Notch of Mojang has already confirmed that, for the meantime, Wii U is still out of the picture, as there is still too much work laid out for the developers, reports Joystiq.

At least the reason behind the lack of a Wii U port is more due to workload than there not being any at all. Perhaps after the launch of the Xbox One and PS4 versions, the polishing of the other updates for the game and even an easier time with Mojang's other projects, there may be hope for discussion about a "Minecraft" Wii U port.

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Battlefield 4 is Banned in China

Adding to EA's headache with the lawsuits for "Battlefield 4," the game has been involved in another issue. The Chinese government is now seeing "Battlefield 4" as unfit to be distributed in China, as it seems to be a national security threat.

According to GameSpot, there has yet to be an official statement to come from China's Ministry of Culture as well as EA's official statement on the matter.

Forbes adds that, aside from the banning of the actual "Battlefield 4" game, being banned in the country also means being unable to sell any other materials that are related to the game, meaning no reports on the progress, downloads or demos.

As if to add salt to the injury, the Chinese name of "Battlefield 4" has also been added to censored words that can be used on a Chinese social media Web site, Weibo. This could be related to the fact that the Chinese media has viewed the DLC pack, China Rising, as putting a negative view on China.

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'Final Fantasy X-3' May be Possible as per Writer

Those who were able to enjoy or at least look forward to the global distribution of "Final Fantasy X/X-2 HD Remaster," released in Japan may also be happy to know that the scenario writer, Kazushige Nojima, is looking at the possibility of a sequel.

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What could be a Final Fantasy X-3 installment can be pursued with enough demand seen in the Final Fantasy X/X-2 HD installment, according to Siliconera. Game Informer adds that Mr Nojima personally wants to see the "Final Fantasy X-3" sequel, so that may also factor in the future developments.

The reception of the game for other countries will be seen in 2014, as the game is slated for release in North America in March 18 and in Europe in March 21. 

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