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Minecraft: Halo Edition swaps pickaxe for energy sword on Xbox 360 tomorrow

Halo and Minecraft are some of the most popular video game franchises in recent memory, and now they're getting all mashed up together. Minecraft: Halo Edition has been announced and it will feature some recognizable characters, objects, and locations from Microsoft's well-known sci-fi first person shooter series. All told, the mash-up pack includes a custom texture set, craftable items, 31 music tracks, 40 characters (including Master Chief and Cortana), plus pre-made worlds based on maps like Blood Gulch and Sandtrap.

It's an interesting contrast seeing a highly competitive game mixed in with one that's primarily co-operative and constructive, but the end result has an undeniable charm, especially if you're into either game. Obviously Halo is hugely popular, and Minecraft is doing pretty well for itself too; with any luck, combining the two will only mean good things.

Minecraft: Halo Edition will be available starting tomorrow for $3.99 in the Xbox 360 store (opens in new tab). Anyone holding out for an Xbox One version will have to wait until August.

Source: Xbox Wire (opens in new tab)

18 Comments
  • Now just for Minecraft X1 release!
  • Laser sword?  This will be the first DLC I buy for Minecraft.  It looks to be worth it in my opinion.
  • They should allow nodding on the consoles instead of making people pay for DLC it seems like robbery to me lol
  • Wut?
  • I'm not trying to sound like a PC fan boy but Minecraft on pc stuff like this can be obtained via modding or texture packs and it seems like console players are being robbed of there money to get things like this. If you don't know what I'm talking about look it up.
  • He meant "modding." Like was said, there are mods and texture packs and all of that freely available on the PC. Those $2 character skin packs, the ones where you get abotu 10 skins for your guy? You can make an infinite number of them in-game on PC...for free. Minecraft has endless visual potential after that initial purchase, while you get nickel-and-dimed on the consoles.   I guess we at least are lucky enoguh to see a discount on the One, if we already got it on the 360. I might take advantage of that. I don't like the game, but I got it on 360, so I might get it for the cisounted price on the One, since it would be a decent deal.
  • think he ment modding
  • Laser? Not energy?
  • Oh yeah. Lasers, energy, you know what I mean.
  • Yeah it's easy to mistaken :)
  • Never mind this, where's the vanilla Xbox one edition???
  • I think it comes out in august
  • Energy sword not laser sword
  • Saw this on the mc forums a couple days ago.
  • This looks interesting.
  • interesting.
  • This would be awesome if I was 4, maybe 5.
  • I'm surprised no one mentioned that Xbox One owners may upgrade their Xbox 360 copies for $5.