Minecraft Creeper and Pig Xbox One controllers now available

Last month at Gamescom 2017, Microsoft unveiled the Minecraft Xbox One S Limited Edition Bundle – a variant of its gaming console designed in the style of the hit adventure franchise. With a custom paint job influenced by the game's blocky world, the bundle undeniably stands out from the crowd, especially when paired along the two Minecraft-themed controllers.

Ahead of the console's arrival on October 3, Microsoft has released these new Xbox One controllers for standalone purchase. As announced on the Minecraft blog, both designs can be picked up at a majority of gaming retailers, starting at $74.99 in the U.S. Although it appears that the controller is available in most regions, we've found certain markets will be waiting an additional few weeks, including the U.K.

Hands-on with the Minecraft Xbox One S Limited Edition Bundle

The first of the new controllers is themed around the Creeper – the game's cute, yet explosive foe. On the front faceplate lays an image of the mob's face, while on the rear a TNT block can be found. For those who prefer a little more pork in their life, the iconic Pig has also received its own controller, designed with a pink face and curly tail. Thumbsticks, directional pads and buttons have all seen makeovers on both controllers too, to better fit with the color schemes.

If you can't justify an entirely new console later this year, these new controllers are a great way to show your appreciation for the Minecraft franchise. Even those looking to buy the new Minecraft Xbox One S should consider the Pig controller, as these are only available for standalone purchase. Are you planning to pick up one of these new designs? Make sure to drop your thoughts in the comments.

Matt Brown

Matt Brown was formerly a Windows Central's Senior Editor, Xbox & PC, at Future. Following over seven years of professional consumer technology and gaming coverage, he’s focused on the world of Microsoft's gaming efforts. You can follow him on Twitter @mattjbrown.