Minecraft certainly continues to make headlines this month as not only has there been the new Super Mario Mash-up free update and the news that there are two versions of the physical Wii U Edition game releasing next month, but now there’s going to be even more content for all console versions of the game!
The new content will be a Battle mini-game and released as free content in the month of June. The new content will come with three maps to play on, but if you want more, than you’ll have to be willing to buy more at the price of $2.99 dollars. Below you will find both snippets of Mojang’s explanation of the forthcoming game mode and footage of it in action:
“Battle pits players against one another in a fight for survival, as they race to snatch weapons and resources from chests, dance over each arena’s unique perils and stave off hunger pangs. We’ve made the mini game specifically with console players and couch-based competition in mind: it supports up to four players in splitscreen and eight players online, either by invitation or using the in-game matchmaking system. We wanted it to be super-accessible and fast-paced, so we’ve tried to keep the focus on rapid tactical thinking and combat: there’s no need to craft anything here, and you can loot inventories and equip armour with the tap of a button.
If you fall to your foe’s blade – don’t despair! You can always respawn as a bat and flutter round your nemesis, squeaking vengefully. Take care to check out the lobby in between games, too. There may be a few surprises to find!”