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Dragonborns and Minecraft players, rejoice! The official trailer has been released for the Skyrim Mash-Up Pack, showcasing the Dovahkiin’s hijinks as he ventures through blocky recreations of famous Skyrim locales. The DLC will included the pre-build world seen in the trailer as well as a Skyrim-themed texture pack, 40 new skins, new UI and 20 songs from the Skyrim soundtrack. You’ll be able to get your hands on the pack in no time; today 4J studios tweeted the Skyrim Mash-Up will start rolling out tomorrow morning for $3.99/£2.69/€3.79.
Anyone who’s played Skyrim probably remembers the Minecraft easter egg on top of the Throat of the World. Minecraft will soon be returning the favor, releasing a new Mash-Up Pack centered around Bethesda’s fifth Elder Scrolls game. Considering both games feature mining, sword fighting, undead enemies, giant spiders, and (of course) dragons, this combination is a perfect match.
The pack includes a Skyrim-themed texture pack, a remodeled user interface, 40 character skins, and over 20 selections from the game’s original soundtrack. Players will be able to explore the homeland of the Nords in a pre-built world containing recreations of Whiterun, Riverwood, and Bleak Falls Barrows. The pack currently doesn’t have a release date, but will be priced at $3.99/£2.69/€3.79.
Hot off the heals of the Plastic Texture Pack, Minecraft: Xbox 360 Edition is already getting another new texture pack. The Natural Texture Pack substitutes the original, cartoony look of Minecraft with a more realistic look for the environment and animals. There’s currently no release date or price, but if the previous texture pack is any indication we should expect a $1/£0.65/€0.95 price tag. Several screenshots have surfaced showing off the new textures. Check them out after the jump.
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.
The first of many original texture packs coming to Minecraft: Xbox 360 Edition has been revealed. Dubbed the Plastic Texture Pack, developer 4J Studios and publisher Microsoft Studios have announced the texture collection in a series of screenshots (below) that feature the colorfully smooth surfaces of the upcoming downloadable content.
As of now, there’s no pricing or release information to share. We’ve already learned the packs won’t be free, but they should be relatively inexpensive. In any case, the wait shouldn’t be long according to 4J Studios, which confirmed there will be a trial version for those who want to test drive the texture swap before buying.
The developer also touched on what fans can expect in the future, revealing the next pack in line will be the “Natural Texture Pack,” and teased that “something medieval is coming” down the line. No additional details were revealed for either of the offerings.
The most recent Minecraft update added support for texture packs, but so far only the default look has been available. After the update released, 4J Studios tweeted that new textures will come in new Mash-Up Packs that will make Minecraft look like another game. Each pack will contain textures, skins, music, a user interface, and a unique themed world. The first game getting the mash-up treatment will be Mass Effect 3.
The Mass Effect Mash-Up Pack will contain 36 new character skins, 22 songs from the game’s soundtrack, the Mars Facility world save, the Mass Effect texture pack, and themed menus. The pack will be available tomorrow, September 4, for $3.99.
The latest pack of skins to hit Minecraft: Xbox 360 Edition has arrived, bringing with it a host of characters from gaming’s biggest franchises. Available today for 160 MSP, Skin Pack 5 bundles likenesses from such heavy hitters as: Dead Space 3, The Walking Dead, Rayman Legends, Splinter Cell Blacklist, various Assassin’s Creed titles, Far Cry 3, Borderlands and Borderlands 2.
In addition, non-gaming related skins have been introduced. The history buffs out there will be able to break and build dressed in uniforms worn by the enlisted from World War 2. The classy bunch will find suit-sporting Minecraft staples like the pig, Mooshroom and the Ender Dragon. Alternatively you can go incognito dressed as a variety cats, or rock a rocked-themed suit.
Our favorite though, Sergeant Rex “Power” Colt from Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon, lends his signature cybernetic look to the peaceful blocky biomes. You can preview every skin in the slideshow gallery, after the jump. If you see something you like, be sure to let us know in the comments below!
Minecraft is getting another brand new skin pack at the end of the month. Unlike the recent Battle and Beasts pack which contained original skins, Skin Pack 5 will return to featuring popular characters from other games. The first batch of skins announced are some vault hunters and the villain from Borderlands 2: Roland, Axton, Maya, Salvador, and Handsome Jack. There are still many more characters to be unveiled, some of which are hinted at in the teaser image below. Who do you think they are? Skin Pack 5 will be available July 31 for 160MSP.
The Microsoft Studios Twitter (@PlayXBLA) has revealed a teaser image from the forthcoming Minecraft: Xbox 360 Edition Title Update 12. The update adds the new jungle biome as well as new blocks: jungle woods, planks, stairs and redstone lamps. Ocelots and cats will also be added in this update. The last update, Title Update 11, was released on May 10 and primarily delivered bug fixes. A release date for this update has not yet been announced.