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'Halo' Mash-up Pack for 'Minecraft' on Xbox 360 dated, trailer released

Microsoft dropped a blow out of information Tuesday for the “Halo” Mash-Up Pack for “Minecraft: Xbox 360 Edition.” Details on the release date and price were joined by a new set of screenshots, trailer and much of the contents that will be available with the pack.

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Photo courtesy of Microsoft, used with permission

The “Halo” Mash-Up Pack will be released the morning of Wednesday, May 28 to the Xbox Store for $3.99. The pack comes with a Halo”-themed texture set, themed menus and user interface, craftable items and 31 music tracks across the “Halo” franchise.

Players will also be able to take their pick of 40 “pixel-perfect” character skins depicting “Halo” characters such as the Master Chief, Cortana, Sergeant Johnson, Arbiter, Admiral Hood, Dr. Halsey and members of Noble Team Six such as Kat and Emile. Even 343 Guilty Spark is available along with various other Covenant and Flood skins.

Update: Here is the complete list of skins from PlayXBLA.

The Master Chief
Rampant Cortana
Sergeant Johnson
Captain Keyes
Commander Keyes
Doctor Halsey
Lord Hood
Captain Thomas Lasky
Corbulo Cadet
Noble Six
UNSC Marine
343 Guilty Spark
Grunt Imperial
Brute Captain
Brute Chieftain
Brute Honor Guard
Jul ‘Mdama
Elite Commander
Heretic Elite
Elite Honor Guard
Gek ‘Lhar
Mister Chief

The pack also includes pre-made worlds based on iconic locations and multiplayer maps from the “Halo” universe. Those revealed include Silent Cartographer, Sandtrap, Valhalla, Blackout, Guardian, Blood Gulch and plenty of other well-known Halo vehicles and features.

Title Update 16 for “Minecraft: Xbox 360 Edition” was also recently released and comes with a numerous amount of bug fixes. More interestingly though is that a release date has finally been announced for “Minecraft” for the PS4, PS Vita and Xbox One. All three will be released in August with cheaper upgrade options for those that have already purchased the game for the PS3 or Xbox 360.

While the world sizes on the PS4 and Xbox One will not be infinite, 4J Studios confirmed that they are currently testing worlds that are 36 times larger than the existing PS3 and Xbox 360 world sizes. Comparison screenshots were also released that shows a vast improvement in the draw distance for the game as well.

Other new features that will be supported include the touchpad on the DualShock 4 and bringing saves over from the PS3 and Xbox 360 to the PS4 and Xbox One, respectively. Most DLC purchased for the PS3 and Xbox 360 will also transferable to the PS4 and Xbox One. The PS Vita will have all DLC available

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