Minecraft developer Mojang has announced that they are releasing a new skin pack that lets players use skins from “Minecraft: Story Mode”.
The announcement, which was made on their blog on April 5th, pointed out that the new skin pack is released in celebration of the “dramatic conclusion of Story Mode’s first season”. “Minecraft: Story Mode” was developed by Telltale Games.
With the new skin pack, Minecraft fans can choose from 27 new skins and make their characters look like Jesse, Petra, Axel, Olivia, Ivor, Magnus, and other characters from “Minecraft: Story Mode”.
The Story Mode skin pack is released to all Minecraft platforms (Minecraft Pocket Edition, Minecraft Windows 10 Edition, and all the Console Editions) at the same time, which is the first time that this has happened. It’s free for most platforms, including iOS, Windows 10, Xbox, Xbox One, and most Playstation players. However, it’s free only for a limited time (from April 6th to April 12th), so those who want to enjoy the free offer should download it now. On April 13th onwards, Mojang will be charging players $2.99 to get the skin pack.
Not all platforms will get to enjoy the Story Mode skin pack for free, though. Mojang reveals that “peculiar reasons” prevent them from giving away the new skin pack to Android users as well as to Playstation users in Japan, so they have to charge the smallest possible amount to those who are on this platform and region. This can be disappointing to Android and Japanese Playstation users, but the cost seems to be worth it considering that the new Story Mode skin pack retails for only a few U.S. cents.
It’s important to know, though, that six Jesse skins in the new skin pack will remain free forever. So, those who don’t want to shell out any bucks can play with these free skins and make their own Story Mode adventures without paying anything.
Minecraft Windows 10 users can also access the Story Mode-themed arena map, where they can assemble their own team and see if they can survive Soren’s mob grinder. The arena map is also free, although it’s unfortunately not available for Minecraft Pocket Edition.
Have you downloaded the new Story Mode skin pack? Are you impressed with the new skins? Do you think it’s unfair that Android users have to pay to get the new skin pack when other platform users don’t have to? Leave your answers and comments below and let us know what you think!