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Watch the first trailer for the PS Vita edition of ‘Minecraft’

With new versions of Minecraft scheduled to launch later this month on the PS Vita, as well as the Xbox One and Playstation 4, 4J Studios is giving gamers an early look at the upcoming handheld edition of the popular block-based building game with the release of a new gameplay trailer of the game running on Sony’s portable system. The developer shared the new trailer with fans via their official Twitter account on Aug. 14.

Minecraft: PS Vita Edition
Photo courtesy of 4J Studios, used with permission

The new Minecraft: PS Vita Edition gameplay video was created by Hat Films, who Minecraft fans might recognize as they have produced several other trailers for the sandbox creation title in the past. Showcasing how the handheld port of Minecraft will work, the video provides players with an idea of what to expect from the upcoming PS Vita version of the game.

Minecraft: PS Vita Edition will run on the same build that is currently found on the existing Xbox One and Playstation 3 versions of the game. As a result, it will feature full cross-save support with the PS3. This means that fans will be able to access the same save file across both the Playstation 3 and the PS Vita, allowing them to take same game that they play at home with them with the help of the portable system.

Additionally, the PS Vita edition has also been confirmed to be a cross-buy title along with Minecraft’s PS3 version. Gamers who pick up either edition of the game will automatically be given access to the other. Due to this feature, anyone who currently owns Minecraft on the PS3 will be able to download the PS Vita version for no additional charge.

All three new versions of Minecraft are still expected to launch this August. 4J Studios sent the PS4 edition to begin certification tests earlier this week, but the developer announced that the Xbox One and PS Vita ports still require more time to remove known bugs.