‘Minecraft’ Receives Xbox Exclusive Star Wars DLC

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[dropcap size=small]C[/dropcap]haracters from a long time ago in a galaxy far, far away have arrived in a sandbox near you thanks to a Star Wars skin pack for the immensely popular Minecraft game released exclusively for Xbox One and Xbox 360. Microsoft (the proud new owner of the Minecraft series) made the announcement via the Microsoft Studios Blog and revealed that there are a total of 55 skins now available as DLC for $2.99 in the Xbox Store.

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“Yub nub!”

The skins are classic characters from A New Hope, The Empire Strikes Back, and Return of the Jedi, so don’t expect to see characters from the Prequel Trilogy just yet. So if you want to mine as Dexter Jettster (you know, the short order cook who’s an informant for Obi-Wan in Attack of the Clones…seriously, what was going on in Episode II?), then you’ll have to holster your lightsaber and wait for some more DLC. Check out the full list of skins from the Holy Original Trilogy below.

Luke Skywalker, Tatooine
Luke Skywalker, X-wing Pilot
Luke Skywalker, Bespin
Luke Skywalker, Hoth
Luke Skywalker, Dagobah
Luke Skywalker, Endor
Luke Skywalker, Jedi Knight
Han Solo, Smuggler
Han Solo, Hoth
Han Solo, Endor
Chewbacca
Princess Leia Organa, Senator
Princess Leia Organa, Yavin 4
Princess Leia Organa, Hoth
Princess Leia Organa, Bespin
Princess Leia, Jabba’s Palace
Princess Leia Organa, Endor
Tusken Raider
Stormtrooper
Darth Vader
Blockade Runner Soldier
C-3PO
Ben Kenobi
Cantina Band Member
TIE Fighter Pilot
Walrus Man (Ponda Baba)
Hammerhead (Momaw Nadon)
Greedo
Governor Tarkin
Lando Calrissian, Bespin
Boba Fett
Bossk
Dengar
Zuckuss
IG-88
Emperor
AT-AT Pilot
Lobot
Rancor Keeper
Gamorrean Guard
Lando Calrissian, Skiff Guard
Princess Leia Organa, Boushh
Oola
Nien Nunb
Bib Fortuna
Scout Trooper
Emperor’s Royal Guard
Admiral Ackbar
R2-D2
Yoda
Jawa
Wampa Ice Creature
Wicket W. Warrick
Rancor
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What a list. There’s a nice mix of Jedi, Sith, bounty hunters, and even Lobot! Microsoft then teased that “fans can look forward to even more downloadable Star Wars content releasing in the future.” Since Disney acquired Lucasfilm, the company has made it clear that it will use the Star Wars brand in any medium where it will garner success and right now, they are giving the people what they want: more and more Star Wars. So take a break from watching the trailer for The Force Awakens on repeat and start mining!

Which characters are you looking forward to playing as? Let us know! And if your answer is a wampa, steer clear of Hoth Luke. He won’t think twice about slicing off that pixelated arm of yours.

Minecraft is currently available for Xbox One, Xbox 360, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, PC, iOS and Android.

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