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New 'Minecraft' mobs further detailed for PC, PS4, Xbox One and other systems

Photo courtesy of Mojang, used with permission

More details have been revealed in regards to the new mobs for "Minecraft." According to a report from PC Games N on June 21, the latest patch for the PC version adds the Guardian, an one-eyed green fish with orange spikes. The enemy will attack players with its laser attacks. Furthermore, the players also have to deal with Elder Guardian, which is more powerful than the regular version as it has the ability to shoot laser even when the player is on a boat.

Both the Guardian and Elder Guardian could be found in ocean monuments, another new feature that was added in the patch. The new underwater formations are built using a material named "prismarine." The Elder Guardian can spawn up to three times from within one monument. You can find an image of the mobs near the top of this article (courtesy of the official "Minecraft" Forum).

The same update may not be coming for a long time on the console ports. The 4J Studios development team is responsible for updating the existing "Minecraft PS3 Edition" and "Minecraft Xbox 360 Edition," which are several updates behind the original PC game. The company is also working on "Minecraft PS4 Edition," "Minecraft Vita Edition" and "Minecraft Xbox One Edition" at the same time.

4J Studios previously confirmed that all console versions should be updated simultaneously for every new patch. However, the exact releases could vary based on the certificating procedures of Microsoft Studios and Sony Computer Entertainment. Currently, the PS3 port has been updated to 1.06 version while the Xbox 360 iteration recently got patched with TU16.

"Minecraft PS4 Edition," "Minecraft Vita Edition" and "Minecraft Xbox One Edition" are approximately two months away from launch as all three are slated to come out in the month of Aug. in Europe and North America. The video games are priced at $19.99 each although multiple upgrade options are available. For example, customers can upgrade from the PS3 to the PS4 and from the Xbox 360 to the Xbox One for $4.99. The Vita version can also be downloaded for free by "Minecraft PS3 Edition" owners.