'Minecraft': 'Star Wars' Skin Pack Now Available on Xbox

Minecraft Star Wars Skins

Many people were surprised (and some angered) when Microsoft announced their plans to purchase Mojang for $2.5 billion, the studio responsible for the incredibly popular Minecraft. Immediately concerns were raised over Microsoft's long term plans for the property (and accusations that the Mojang team had "sold out").

In a second round of surprises, it was confirmed by Mojang that the reason for the deal was Markus "Notch" Persson - then CEO of Mojang - deciding he was ready to move on. However, Microsoft has no issues with controlling the fate of a colossal property, or a shift towards global dominance.

It hasn’t take long for the company to produce their first major DLC for the game as Microsoft, in cooperation with Disney and Lucasfilm, today released the Star Wars Classic Skin Pack for Minecraft, only on Xbox One and Xbox 360.

The new skin pack includes 55 skins from Star Wars Episode IV through Episode VI, including numerous versions of many of Star Wars’ most popular characters. It won’t take long for servers to be full of Luke Skywalker, Han Solo, Darth Vader and Princess Leia's, but those looking to stand out from the pack can own the entire set of character skins for only $2.99.

Check out the full list of available characters included in the DLC:

  • The Star Wars Classic Skin Pack includes:
  • Luke Skywalker, Tatooine
  • Luke Skywalker, X-wing Pilot
  • Luke Skywalker, Bespin
  • Luke Skywalker, Hoth
  • Luke Skywalker, Dagobah
  • Luke Skywalker, Endor
  • Luke Skywalker, Jedi Knight
  • Han Solo, Smuggler
  • Han Solo, Hoth
  • Han Solo, Endor
  • Chewbacca
  • Princess Leia Organa, Senator
  • Princess Leia Organa, Yavin 4
  • Princess Leia Organa, Hoth
  • Princess Leia Organa, Bespin
  • Princess Leia, Jabba's Palace
  • Princess Leia Organa, Endor
  • Tusken Raider
  • Stormtrooper
  • Darth Vader
  • Blockade Runner Soldier
  • C-3PO
  • Ben Kenobi
  • Cantina Band Member
  • TIE Fighter Pilot
  • Walrus Man (Ponda Baba)
  • Hammerhead (Momaw Nadon)
  • Greedo
  • Governor Tarkin
  • Lando Calrissian, Bespin
  • Boba Fett
  • Bossk
  • Dengar
  • Zuckuss
  • IG-88
  • Emperor
  • AT-AT Pilot
  • Lobot
  • Rancor Keeper
  • Gamorrean Guard
  • Lando Calrissian, Skiff Guard
  • Princess Leia Organa, Boushh
  • Oola
  • Nien Nunb
  • Bib Fortuna
  • Scout Trooper
  • Emperor's Royal Guard
  • Admiral Ackbar
  • R2-D2
  • Yoda
  • Jawa
  • Wampa Ice Creature
  • Wicket W. Warrick
  • Rancor
  • 4-LOM

When Microsoft purchased Mojang, there was much speculation that the company would prioritize their own platforms by providing a wealth of Xbox-exclusive DLC content. Much to the chagrin of many PlayStation and PC gamers, it looks like this is indeed the case. Microsoft is on record claiming their intention of supporting all platforms on which Minecraft is played, but have not confirmed whether the DLC content planned for the Xbox consoles will ever find its way to other platforms.

What do you think about the new Minecraft skins? Is $2.99 a good price for the amount of content? Let us know in the comments.

Minecraft is available for Xbox One, Xbox 360, PS4, PS3, PC, iOS and Android.

Source: Xbox Wire

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