Minecraft’s Battle Mini Game Is Coming to Consoles In June
Minecraft developer Mojang announced today that a new mini-game called Battle would be coming to the console versions of Minecraft in June! We have the full details on this new mini-game below.
Battle, an upcoming mini-game for Minecraft, will be coming in June for consoles (including the Wii U). According to the press release for the mini-game, Battle is “free competitive multiplayer content that comes with three maps.” There will be additional maps that you can buy for $2.99 each.
Here’s more information about the Battle mini-game (also from the press release):
” Team Minecraft at Mojang, 4J Studios, and Microsoft is excited to share some cool new content for “Minecraft: Console Edition”, as we’ll officially be releasing mini games via a free update this June.
Coming up with improvised rules and new ways to play with friends is already a popular activity among Minecraft: Console Edition players – and long may it continue! But with our new mini games, we’ll be helping you quickly and easily jump into competitions with tailor-made rulesets, so you can have fun straight away without having to fuss around with manual count-downs, laboriously prep loot chests or keep score.
The first mini game we’ll be rolling out is called Battle, which will include three maps, and will allow you to set up a competitive multiplayer fight for survival, where speed, strategy, and sometimes pure luck will make you the winner. Players in Battle matches use randomly-generated resources found in chests placed in specially-designed PVP maps and combat one another in a free-for-all death match until the final victor is determined. The fun isn’t over after you are defeated though, as fallen players can spectate the match by flying freely around each arena as a bat.
Battle matches can be played with up to four players in split-screen and up to eight players online via Xbox Live. You can also find other community members to join your game via an in-game matchmaking system.”
I’m not a Minecraft player, but I’m glad to see that this new mini-game will be coming to all consoles, especially the Wii U. All to often, the Wii U is left out of extra content for games. With Minecraft, the Wii U actually got exclusive content (the Mario content) and the upcoming content everyone else is getting. Bravo Mojang, Microsoft, Nintendo, and everyone else that made this happen!
What do you think of Minecraft? Are you excited for this Battle mini-game?