Regardless of whether they’ve been watching Disney Plus’ new foray into the Star Wars universe in The Mandalorian, there’s hardly anyone on social media who doesn’t know about Baby Yoda. The adorable break out star of the new show has been the subject of memes, fan posts, and much more since his debut, quickly turning into an internet sensation. It appears now he can add a new entry to his long list of internet achievements, however, as he’s making his way to the wide world of Minecraft.
Coming from a YouTube video posted by Miles Playz, the content creator shows off his brand-new Minecraft Datapack that transports Baby Yoda into the game. Not only does the mod feature the appearance of Star Wars’ most lovable new character, but it also allows him to use his force powers, with Baby Yoda levitating a nearby zombie in the footage accompanying the announcement.
Within the comments for the video, Miles Playz goes on to reveal that Baby Yoda will act as a companion in the game, following players around so they can go on adventures similar to that of the show. He will also, to the delight of many, have an idle animation where he eats soup. No doubt a lot of Star Wars fans have been eagerly awaiting the opportunity to stage their own adventures with The Mandalorian’s smallest star, and it appears that Miles Playz has finally presented the opportunity for them to do just that.
Funnily enough, It appears the YouTuber isn’t the first to get the idea of adapting Baby Yoda into a video game setting. One modder decided to bring the character into Star Wars Battlefront, while a dedicated Pokemon Sword and Shield fan added a custom Pokedex entry for him as well. It’s clear Baby Yoda is catching on majorly outside of the world of the TV Show, with the character making his way to a host of majorly popular video game worlds.
With Baby Yoda becoming a magnet for modding communities and Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order quickly attaining a reputation as one of this year’s most thrilling games, Star Wars seems to finally be making its long-awaited video game comeback. Despite EA’s use of the license being widely panned over the last few years - with both the new Battlefront games releasing to mixed reviews - it’s exciting to see video game fans engaging with the franchise in new and exciting ways. Here’s to hoping this new found re-invigoration for the world of Star Wars leads to some brilliant new experiences down the line as well as far more Baby Yoda.
Minecraft is out now for PC, Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and Nintendo Switch.