Minecraft: Xbox 360 Edition‘s unending stream of updates and downloadable content keeps on flowing, as Title Update 13 and the first original texture pack are now available for consumption. We previously documented the newest title update to make landfall on Minecraft‘s blocky shores, which doesn’t add any new features, but fixes a slew of issues.
The Plastic Texture Pack, 4J Studios’ debut offering of the many original texture packs to come, swaps out the default pixelated aesthetic for vibrant, smooth surfaces. A free trial version can be downloaded to test drive the new look before you buy, but the pack itself can be had for a modest $1/$£0.65/€0.95.
Finally, a sequel to popular Battle and Beasts Skin Pack will make its way to the in-game store this Wednesday, October 9. Aptly dubbed the Battle and Beasts Skin Pack 2, the downloadable collection hosts a ton of new wardrobes from historical warriors and the pelts of many fine animals with which you can transform your teal-shirted protagonist. Microsoft Studios confirmed the pack will run $1.99/€1.89/£1.29, and provided a sampling of screenshots to influence your purchasing power – check out the gallery after the jump.
4J Studios has recently rolled out the 11th title update for Minecraft. TU11 is another bug fix update, including fixes such as increasing the amount of item frames, villages, and snow golems you can have in your world, adding more helpful pop-up messages, and finally making those Ghasts use their indoor voice. The full list of fixes is below:
Although the Adventure Update for Minecraft: Xbox 360 Edition is the big update fans of the massively popular world-building adventure game are waiting for, it’s not the only new material players have to look forward to. PlayXBLA announced last week that Skin Pack 3 is coming soon.
The known skins, created by pixel artist Army of Trolls, appear to be monster-themed – fitting, given the season. Looks like fans can expect two zombies, a skeleton and…what appears to be a cow walking upright. The pack will add four skins to an already robust roster built up by the first two packs, which added looks based on Xbox favorites from games like Halo, Left 4 Dead, Castle Crashers, Trials Evolution and more. The release date and price point are currently unknown, but the first two packs each released for 160 MSP, so it’s a safe bet the third pack will release at a similar price.
UPDATE: PlayXBLA confirmed that the pack will release on October 19 for 160 MSP. Hit the jump for a skin list.
A crazy amount of new skins have been announced for Minecraft‘s second skin pack. First, we have the trio from Rare’s classic N64 shooter Jet Force Gemini. Don the appearance of interstellar heroes Juno, Vela, and Lupus, then party like it’s 1999!