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'Minecraft: Xbox 360 Edition' will be invaded by Marvel's Avengers skins

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Microsoft Studios, Mojang and Marvel announced a partnership Wednesday to inject superheroes into the open-world sandbox title, Minecraft. A new skin pack featuring The Avengers will be coming soon.

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The Avengers Skin Pack will feature 35 characters from The Avengers according to a press release received from Microsoft. The characters include: Captain America, Iron Man, Hulk, Thor, Nick Fury, Black Widow, Hawkeye, Loki, Wasp, Falcon, Vision, Maria Hill, Agent Coulson and many more.

A price and release date has yet to be announced but this follows the recent release of the Fantasy Texture Pack. Skin packs are typically priced at $1.99 though it is unclear if the Marvel license will add any sort of premium mark up. Images of the new skin set have not been shared yet either but this article will be updated when they are released.

Update: Screenshots have the Avengers Skin Pack have been added.

The just released Minecraft: Playstation 3 Edition is also supposed to receive texture and skin packs and received its first yesterday alongside the game's release on that console. However, it is unclear if this partnership between Microsoft, Mojang and Marvel makes the Avengers Skin Pack exclusive to the Xbox 360.

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