A new Minecraft and Star Wars mash-up is announced by Nintendo, and it will include The Mandalorian alongside other content from the franchise.
A new Minecraft trailer reveals an official Star Wars mash-up – including content from The Mandalorian like Baby Yoda and the Razor Crest – and the new content is out now. Minecraft continues to be one of the most popular video games on the planet, with regular updates from developer Mojang Studios, but the game doesn’t often feature crossovers on this level the same way that other sensations like Fortnite have employed on a frequent basis.
As far as ambitious media crossovers go, however, few are on the same level as those done with Star Wars. The franchise that needs no introduction continues to thrive, and high-demand content like The Mandalorian – now enjoying a season 2 filled with guest appearances, such as WWE superstar Sasha Banks, and big reveals – proves that there is a near-endless supply of creative content still available to be mined and iterated upon. In the past, Minecraft and Star Wars content has come from dedicated fans, who frequently flex their creative muscles by recreating detailed depictions of their favorite properties.
Now, fans have an official Minecraft and Star Wars mash-up, as announced in a trailer from Nintendo on YouTube earlier today. The star of the trailer is clearly The Mandalorian‘s Baby Yoda, but the content will also feature a slew of other classic Star Wars content, like locations from the Original Trilogy (Hoth, Cloud City, and Mos Eisley Cantina) and skins of iconic characters (Leia, Han Solo, Luke, Chewbacca, Darth Vader, and more). Minecraft‘s all-new Star Wars mash-up is available now in the Minecraft Marketplace for 1340 Minecoins.
Fans are already discussing what they’ll use the new content for, and in a game like Minecraft, the possibilities with this many Star Wars references are vast. It’s also worth noting that this announcement comes as a complete surprise to fans, who weren’t expecting any Minecraft and Star Wars mash-ups in the near future outside of that content’s obvious inclusion on many players’ wishlists for future updates. While the character skins certainly port in interesting ways in some cases – Baby Yoda is adorable, while actual Yoda’s expressionless face is frightening – they open up a lot of options for the already robust amount of skins available in Minecraft.
Minecraft and Star Wars mash-up content will likely be big news for players, but it’s also incredible it was somehow kept a secret. These are two major properties with a lot of moving parts internally for each – that a crossover like this remained hidden until its debut trailer, and that it launched simultaneously, is an impressive feat. Now all that’s left is to wait and see what kind of amazing Minecraft and Star Wars mash-up creations will emerge from the exciting news.
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