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'Halo' Mash-up Pack recreates iconic locations in 'Minecraft: Xbox 360 Edition'

Photo courtesy of Microsoft, used with permission

343 Industries teased more of the “Halo” Mash-Up Pack coming to “Minecraft: Xbox 360 Edition” on Friday. This time around, fans are given a look at several recreations of iconic locations from the sci-fi shooter franchise.

Like all Mash-Up Packs, the “Halo” pack will come with a pre-made world. This world comes with several multiplayer and campaign locations from the series including Blood Gulch, Sandtrap, Valhalla, Blackout, Cryptum, Guardian, Silent Cartographer and even the Covenant Scarab.

Microsoft also revealed how some of the mobs will look in the “Halo” mash-up pack. Both Flood and Covenant skins are substituted for Creepers, Zombies and more. This is in addition to playable character skins for Master Chief, Sgt. Johnson, Admiral Hood, Dr. Halsey and members of Noble Team Six such as Kat and Emile. Even 343 Guilty Spary is available.

The details that are not yet known include a release date and a price. If it is like previous packs, the “Halo” Mash-Up Pack will be $3.99. A release sometime over the next two weeks seems likely given the amount of information that has been revealed so far.

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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