Minecraft update brings horses, fireworks to Xbox (and soon) PlayStation editions

Minecraft-164Okay fellow Minecraft console players, the update we have all been waiting for is now finally available on Xbox platforms (and soon PlayStation platforms).

Horses, wither skeletons, witches, bats, fireworks and more are included in version 1.6.4 (Title Update 19). Check out a trailer and new screens showing off the update.

Minecraft: Xbox 360 Edition Title Update 19 Trailer:
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Minecraft version 1.6.4 screens:

Read on for the announcement below or stop by the official Xbox Wire site for more details.

Minecraft: Xbox One Edition and Minecraft: Xbox 360 Edition both just got a big update. The just-released version 1.6.4 packs in a bunch of new features that will really expand your options, particularly when it comes to things that gallop and explode.

To kick things off (even if you?re not a new player), check out the brand-new Tutorial World which teaches you how to use the new features in the update, in addition to teaching Minecraft newbies how to play. Once you?ve explored a bit, if you?re up for a challenge, see if you can find all the Music Discs hidden in this starter world.

After you?ve done that, get to work using all of the awesome new features in this update. Here are just some of our favorite things to do in the Minecraft 1.6.4 update:

  • Tame and ride horses!
  • Use those horses to run away from the new Wither Skeletons, Witches, and Bats (among other nasty things)!
  • Equip your horse with horse armor!
  • Name your horse something really cool… and while you?re at it, use the new name tag item to give a less-cool name to your new donkey!
  • Build a whole ton of fireworks, and program them to go off when the sun goes down!
  • Set off those fireworks to celebrate the successful crossbreeding of your new horse and donkey, and the birth of your new mule!
  • Name that mule!

What, you didn?t see that last one coming?

In addition to the stuff listed above, there are a slew of other new items, blocks, and mobs, too. There are even new Host Options that will allow you to control what guests in your world can do, as well as even more advanced Redstone circuits for all of the Minecraft engineers out there.

It?s a veritable treasure trove of new content ? all completely free for owners of Minecraft for Xbox One or Xbox 360, and coming soon to PlayStation. And if you aren?t on the Minecraft bandwagon yet, there?s never been a better time to jump on!