Minecraft on PlayStation and Xbox consoles has always had a bit of a Halloween tradition of releasing skin pack. Mojang is upping its game for Halloween 2015 with a Mashup Pack featuring pre-created worlds filled with ghostly music, textures, and skins. There’s even a Halloween-themed roller coaster for players to take a ride on when the Mashup Pack release.
The Halloween Mashup Pack will be released Friday, October 23 to the PlayStation Store and Xbox Store for all PlayStation and Xbox versions of Minecraft. The cost for the pack is $3.99. All things considered, that’s not too bad considering all the concern raised over Microsoft purchasing Mojang and Minecraft.
Mojang’s Owen Good revealed via Xbox Wire that the Halloween Mashup Pack will come with 43 new skins, a “creepy” texture pack filled with pumpkins, cobwebs, skulls, eyes, and the like that can be used on any Minecraft world, plus a new set of music. An already created world is also included that features a mini-theme park centered on a two-track roller coaster that players can ride on.
Only a handful of the 43 skins have been confirmed so far and are based on classic monsters from books and movies. They are Grim Reaper, Bride of Frankenstein, Wicked Witch, Tree Face, Mad Doctor, Swamp Monster, and Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde. The accompanying trailer also confirmed the Invisible Man, Dracula, and a skin that is half Steve and half a skeleton.
The Halloween Mashup Pack isn’t the only new arrival for Minecraft on Friday. Those who purchased the Halo Mashup Pack for Minecraft on either Xbox console will receive a free update to add characters from Blue Team and Fireteam Osiris in Halo 5: Guardians ahead of that game’s release the following Tuesday. As previously covered by the Inquisitr, this includes Master Chief, Frederic, Kelly, Linda, Locke, Buck, Tanaka, and Vale.
Something Halloween themed is planned for Minecraft: Windows 10 Edition and Minecraft: Pocket Edition as well. Mojang isn’t quite ready to make that announcement yet and will make that reveal on Friday.
In other Minecraft console news, 4J Studios began teasing the next update for the console versions of the game. As per the usual modus operandi, the developer did so with a Twitter post featuring a plushie sitting on top of a TV displaying some of the upcoming changes to Minecraft.
This Iron Golem plushie is almost as big as the TV beneath it 😉 pic.twitter.com/Vu4Tyn8C0I
— 4J Spookios (@4JStudios) October 16, 2015
That is a deceivingly featured pack image for Minecraft. Investigating it confirms the following new additions are coming with Minecraft Title Update 30.
A Guardian mob is clearly seen in the water next to Steve, implying that the underwater Guardian temple is coming as well along with Elder Guardians. The other obvious addition is the Mesa biome and possibly amplified terrain based on the formations in the background.
Meanwhile, the item bar displays Raw Mutton, Salmon, Pufferfish, Polished Granite, and a Slime Block. That means Minecraft players can also look forward to Cooked Mutton, new fishing mechanics, polished versions of other rock blocks, new status effects from the Pufferfish, and likely the bouncy physics that come with the Slime Blocks.
There’s no timeline on when Minecraft for PlayStation and Xbox consoles will receive Title Update 30. 4J Studios used to announce when updates were sent off to Sony and Microsoft for release certification, but have ceased doing that in the past year and have waited until it is confirmed they have passed certification and are about to be released.
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[Image via 4J Studios]