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New skins revealed for the first announced DLC coming to ‘Minecraft’ on Xbox One

Minecraft Skin Pack 6
Minecraft Skin Pack 6
Photo courtesy of 4J Studios, used with permission

Coming exclusively to Microsoft consoles, Minecraft’s Skin Pack 6 will be the first new DLC pack to release on the Xbox One when 4J Studios launches the popular sandbox title on the new generation hardware in August. Offering fans a look into what they can expect to find inside the upcoming add-on, the official website for Xbox Live Arcade shared a new batch of screens on June 16 that provided an early look at some of the new playable avatars that will be added in the DLC.

Minecraft Skin Pack 6
Minecraft Skin Pack 6
Photo courtesy of 4J Studios, used with permission

It is now confirmed that Skin Pack 6 for the Xbox One and Xbox 360 versions of Minecraft will give fans the ability to play the block-building game as characters from Killer Instinct and Trials Fusion. So far, it has been announced that the DLC will include eight different character skins based upon the Xbox One free-to play exclusive fighting game, Killer Instinct. Two other skins will be dedicated to Trials Fusion fans. The add-on will contain additional skins, some of which are expected to be announced later this week.

Like all previous skin pack add-ons, the upcoming DLC will provide Minecraft players with the ability to change the appearance of their in-game character models. In the past, fans have been given access to licensed avatars from popular gaming franchise such as Halo, Borderlands, and Assassin’s Creed thanks to other skin pack releases.

In addition to the new release of Skin Pack 6 which will be available at launch on the Xbox One version of Minecraft, many of the existing DLC packs available for Minecraft: Xbox 360 Edition will also release on the new hardware. Furthermore, those who already own some of the add-ons will be able to transfer their purchases to the Xbox One. However, nota ll content will move over due to legal issues regarding existing licensing agreements.

After launching on the Xbox 360 two years ago, Minecraft will release on Xbox One, PS4, and PS Vita later this summer. Fans that own a copy of the game on either Xbox 360 ore PS3 will be able to purchase a digital upgrade to the new consoles for $5.