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‘Minecraft: Halo Mash-up Pack’ preview shows off the game’s new pre-built world

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Bringing more details about what fans can expect from the upcoming Halo Mash-up Pack for Minecraft: Xbox 360 Edition, a new previous of the DLC has shown that the popular block-building game will be getting several locations inspired by famous areas from the Halo franchise including well-known multiplayer maps from the first-person shooter. Many of these new pre-built locations were revealed in an early look at the add-on from Halo Waypoint on May 23.

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The official news site for the Halo series showed off a new batch of screenshots detailing the Halo-inspired world that fans of the Xbox 360 version of Minecraft will receive when the new DLC launches. The mash-up pack preview teases looks at several classic Halo maps such as Valhalla, Blackout, and Blood Gulch. To further complete Minecraft’s transformation, the add-on will also add 40 new avatar skins that were inspired by the popular shooter as well as tracks straight from the official Halo soundtrack.

The Halo Mash-up Pack will be the third such DLC release for Minecraft: Xbox 360 Edition. 4J Studios has previously launched similar DLC packs in the past that were based upon the Mass Effect franchise from Bioware as well as Bethesda’s The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim. All mash-up packs blend the worlds of Minecraft together with various other popular licensed video game properties. New world textures, avatar skins, and pre-built landmarks are used to recreate the source material within the voxel world of Minecraft.

It was now over two years ago since Minecraft was first launched on Xbox 360, marking the series’ first release on home consoles. 4J Studios has since ported the game to the Playstation 3 this past December, giving Sony fans their chance to join in on the sandbox phenomenon. The developer is also currently working on new versions of the game which will release on Xbox One, Playstation 4, and PS Vita later this summer.