The Minecraft: Console Edition will be getting mini-games starting in the June update thanks to porting developer 4J Studios.
PC players of the block builder have been able to take part in fan made mini-games for some time but now the added fun is coming to console players.
The news came through Xbox Wire and announces that the first mini-game called Battle will release with the June update for free. After that, mini-games will be released periodically and will be available for $2.99 each.
Players in Battle matches use randomly generated resources found in chests placed in specially designed PVP maps and combat one another in a free for all death match until the final victor is determined. The fun’s not all over after you are defeated though, as fallen players can spectate the combat among remaining players in the match by freely flying around each arena as a bat.
Battle matches can be played by four players locally using split-screen, or by up to eight players online.
While the news came via Xbox Wire, all Minecraft: Console Edition variants will get the chance to play the mini-games including PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, PlayStation Vita, Xbox 360, Xbox One and Wii U.
Minecraft is available for Mac, PC (non-Windows 10 version and a Windows 10 version), PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, PlayStation Vita, Xbox 360, Xbox One, Wii U, iOS, Android, Windows Phone.