It’s about time the PlayStation iteration of Minecraft received some long-overdue attention. Since debuting on the PS3 back in December, the block-building bonanza has had just the one, solitary piece of DLC to contend with — a festive skins pack that launched day and date with the title itself.
Now, almost four months on, the team at 4J Studios – tasked with handling all of the game’s console conversions — has revealed the next set of content drops for Minecraft PS3. Following in the wake of the recent 1.04 patch, the new sets introduce a bevy of visual tweaks and additions, with prices ranging from one dollar to $1.99.
First up is ‘Battle & Beasts’ — a character pack that’s practically overflowing with gruesome ghouls and wicked warlocks. The next, and by far the least conventional of the newly-available sets is the rather tamely-titled ‘Minecraft Skins Pack 1.’ Featuring a host of famous faces from the likes of Killzone, Uncharted and Heavy Rain series (cameos include Nathan Drake, Elena Fisher and Scott Shelby) the set, like the ‘Battle & Beasts’ pack is available to purchase for $1.99.
That’s followed up by two new environmental packs, titled ‘City Texture’ and ‘Plastic Texture.’ The former unsurprisingly includes a number of cityscape-styled blocks, while the latter re-dresses Minecraft in shiny, synthetic goodness. Both texture sets are priced at $0.99 each, and are available to download from the PlayStation Network Store.
In related news, 4J is now asking fans for their feedback – and more importantly — for their bug reports, following the release of update 1.04. The company has promised to look into any and all concerns raised, though fans should remain mindful of other commenter’s postings, with repeat queries a strong possibility. To provide feedback, hit up the company’s official Twitter feed, or mosey on down to the Minecraft for PlayStation forums.
How does Minecraft PS3 compare to its platform rivals? Is there enough additional content available to play? Should a set of Minecraft skins really cost $1.99? Let us know in the comments below, and be sure to keep up with all of the latest Mojang news, right here on Game Rant.
Minecraft Patch 1.04 is now live. The ‘Minecraft Skin Pack 1’ and ‘Battle & Beasts Skin Pack 2’ are priced at $1.99 each. ‘City Texture’ and ‘Plastic Texture’ sets are available for $0.99 per pack. All four content updates require Patch 1.04 in order to function.
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