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Great news, Minecrafters! The game has just released its first Battle mini-game. This is the first mini game in a series of mini-games that Mojang will release for the console game version.

The mini games were announced a while ago and Mojang also specified that they will be launched as an update for Minecraft on PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, PlayStation Vita, Xbox One, Xbox 360 and Wii U.

There is no information so far on the content or release dates of the next mini games but that means that maybe fans could suggest some variants or possibilities to Mojang.

In the meantime, this is how the Battle mini-game works: players have to fight each other by using various resources and methods. Mojang says that it’s a last-minecrafter –standing type of game where players have to fight over weapons and resources found in a perilous arena, while at the same time protecting themselves from assassins and keeping themselves well fed.

Because the game was designed specifically for consoles, it’s very fast paced and accessible. Plus it can easily support both couch based competitions and online matchmaking.

As opposed to the well-known Minecraft play, there is need to craft things in this Battle mini-game and you can also loot inventories or equip armor. If you are eliminated by an opponent, you will not leave the game if you don’t want to, but you will come back as a spectating bat, flying around your enemy. That’s a pretty awesome feature, especially, if you really want to know what happens to your opponent next. Maybe they get eliminated as well and you’ll probably want to be there to watch it go down. We know we would!

The Battle mini-game is free for all console players, but if you are interested in additional maps for it, you’ll have to pay $2.99 for each one.