Minecraft 1.8 Adventure Update Trailer

Sep 6, 2011 by  

Minecraft 1.8 Adventure Update Trailer

The Minecraft 1.6 update came out back in May, followed by the 1.7 update in June. Since then, we’ve been waiting for next big patch, excitingly dubbed the ‘Adventure Update,’ whereby the game’s creator, Notch, and team at Mojang, have finally promised to deliver the one major missing piece to the game: purpose.

Endlessly and tediously mining, just to build the same old things over and over got tiresome a while ago, and for those not into installing complex mods, maybe you’ve already stopped playing the game, like a few of us at Game Rant, as we wait for more. Creativity can only go so far in a game like this, but the the latest Minecraft trailer for the 1.8 Adventure update, hints that it shouldn’t be long before we get the first half of the next big patch.

[Update: The Minecraft 1.8 update has a new tentative release day of Monday, Sept 12th and here are the latest details]

[Update 2: The Minecraft 1.8 pre-release is out along with a few cool walkthrough videos - check them out!]

The official Minecraft 1.8 update trailer released this morning and it offers a few brief glimpses of some of the new features the game will employ, from collectible orbs from downed enemies and NPC villages, to the improved bow and arrow weapon system and of course, the terrifying and new Enderman creatures.

Watch and enjoy:

For eager fans who’ve been following along, and for those lucky enough to get up close and personal with the Adventure Update at PAX Prime the other week, this video may not be too revealing. We’ve known about most of these details and most of the video doesn’t actually showcase what’s new about the next big patch, but it does help reassure that it’s at least coming together nicely and that it shouldn’t be too long before we get our hands on the update. Heck, the “full” release is in November, so if the 1.8 update is only the first half of the bigger Adventure add-on, it must be soon.

We’re excited to see what these NPC villages will offer and how much playability the updates will add to Minecraft as we’d love to get back in for more hours of creativity and hilarity.

For more on the 1.8 update, check out this0 Minecraft Adventure update walkthrough from Notch.

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Minecraft exits beta status on November 11, 2011.

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Tags: Mac, Minecraft, Mojang, PC

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  1. What is the point of this game?
    I’m not trying to “troll” or bash the game, but really:
    It has no plot.
    The graphics are terrible (yes, I know it’s a beta but still).
    It’s tedious/boring.
    All and all a waste of time.
    I could go on, but I’m pretty sure people will then hate me ;)

    Like I said, I’m REALLY not trying to be a troll or trash the game, I just want to understand the appeal…
    So, if there is a fan out there who’s reading this… can you please explain why YOU like this game?
    I really want to know why people like it (maybe I’m missing something).

    • The best way I can describe it is by asking you the question of why people play with LEGO?

      It’s as fun as you make it up to be through creativity and that’s elevated by joining friends in multiplayer. But like Lego, it does get old after a while and hence, this update.

      It’s a game made of 1×1 blocks and that’s part of the appeal, so graphics don’t really apply.

    • OF COURSE IT HAS NO PLOT!!! ITAS A FREAKING BETA VERSION!!! OH AND YOU ARE BEING A TROLL AND TRASHING THE GAME!!!

    • minecraft is a good game and after you play for a while the low – fi blocks turn into a wonderful world with so many treasures under the top layer of dirt.

    • MINECRAFT IS AWESOME DONT YOU COMMET TRASH IM ONLY 7 YOU TRASHTALKER

  2. It is a great sandbox to play in. You can spend hours just getting lost in seeing how far you can go in the game or even at building things. To me, I get a sense of Robinson Crusoe having to establish my home and adventure out in the world to see what is there. It is also interesting to be on a server with others where you can check out what they have built or even go off on your own. Considering that it would take you months to ever reach the farthest reaches of a world is in itself amazing. Many game companies can learn a lot from Minecraft.

  3. November 11th? IM GOING TO BE TO BUSY PLAYING SKYRIM! D:

    • SAME HERE…. hey, maybe someone will make a sky rim texture pack for us to use! :D

  4. the appeal of minecraft is its creativity, it is as others have said before me it is like computer legos, and once npcs are added, notch might add a system of other things, perhaps quests for you to do, and as far a graphics go, there are texture packs that make it look a lot better, and it is still in beta.

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