It’s becoming an ongoing tradition for 4J Studios to release teaser screens that showcase upcoming content for the console editions of Minecraft in the background of pictures from their office. In a picture meant to display Minecraft stuffed animals, the developer snuck in two more such screenshots on March 17 to show off a couple of new features that will be coming soon to Minecraft on the PS3 and Xbox 360.
First up, 4J Studios provided a look at the new merchant villagers that will be introduced in Title Update 14. Players will be able to trade emeralds to these NPCs in exchange for various pieces of equipment as part thanks to the inclusion of Adventure Mode within TU14.
The second screen gives fans another look at the game’s recently released City Texture Pack. However, the image shows the DLC running on the PS3 version of the game which confirms that the texture pack is coming to the Playstation 3. Also depicted within the PS3 teaser image are avatar skins from the Beasts and Battle Skin Pack from Minecraft: Xbox 360 Edition. There are currently no DLC packs available on the Playstation 3 version of Minecraft so this new hidden screenshot shows that the developer is hard at work on release multiple add-ons for the PS3 title while they continue to get Title Update 14 ready for release.
Monday’s teaser images go along with 4J Studios’ recent announcement that they hope to release two different texture packs on the PS3 by the time TU14 launches. It now appears that one of those will be the City Texture Pack after the developer showed the add-on running on the Sony platform. Additionally, it looks like several skin packs are also in development including an upcoming DLC which will allow fans to change their Minecraft avatars in order to play the blocky creation game as popular characters from Sony-exclusive games such as Uncharted’s Nathan Drake and Sly Cooper.