Disney's Moana comes to Minecraft

Minecraft's Aquatic Update, which adds new content to the oceans, might be a few months away but today, Microsoft released the Moana Character Pack. The Moana Character Pack features famous Pacific Islanders, the shapeshifting god Maui, a giant gold-hoarding crab, pirates, apparitions, demons, and much more.

You can even play as the infamous chicken who has a habit of getting stuck in tricky situations. If you're a fan of the Disney movie, then be sure to check out the pack in the Minecraft Marketplace right now.

Other versions of Minecraft are also getting significant updates. For example, Microsoft is bringing the legendary Skin Pack 1 to the Nintendo Wii U and Nintendo Switch editions of the game, and there's a new version of Minecraft for Xbox One, mobile, and Windows 10.

Countless gamers play Minecraft every month and that number appears to be on the rise. In a recent telephone conversation with PopSugar's Chelsea Hassler and the new head of Minecraft, Helen Chiang, she revealed the game's active users. According to Chiang, the game hit 74 million monthly active users across all platforms at the end of December 2017.

Minecraft's popularity isn't limited to Microsoft's platforms like Xbox and Windows though, recently Nintendo revealed the best-selling Nintendo Switch games and Minecraft took the top spot in Japan, which has been notoriously difficult for Microsoft in the past.

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Asher Madan

Asher Madan handles gaming news for Windows Central. Before joining Windows Central in 2017, Asher worked for a number of different gaming outlets. He has a background in medical science and is passionate about all forms of entertainment, cooking, and antiquing.