Sony fans rejoice! Minecraft, Mojang’s ridiculously addictive sandbox game that has enjoyed much success on PC, the Xbox 360 and various mobile platforms, is rolling out on the PlayStation 3 and it will be bringing with it all of the features and content — sans the skins, texture and mash-up packs, which are incoming — that Xbox 360 owners have been enjoying for some time now.
I’m glad even more talented souls will now have the chance to get to work on crafting unforgettable roller coasters, because I seriously cannot get enough of those. I’m also looking forward to seeing what 4J will do with Sony’s IPs, like God of War, Killzone and LittleBigPlanet.
If you’ve somehow managed to not play this game yet, beware: I hear it’s terrifying. Launch trailer after the jump.
The story will pick up where the first one left off: The winter of 2006 five young friends met a brutal death in the Jotunheimen mountain range of Norway. Only a young woman survived. Cold and weak Jannicke struggles her way back to civilization. In the small local hospital the personnel are going through their daily routines. But then the bloody and beaten young woman is brought in. Later Jannicke wakes up in her hospital bed. But the hospital is darkened and not a living soul is in sight. Alone she carefully steps out into the corridors. Is her nightmare not over after all?
In case you’ve been living under a pixilated cobblestone with no pickaxe with which to save yourself, you might not have heard about Minecraft’s recent arrival on Xbox Live Arcade. It isn’t the newest version PC players are currently enjoying, so there isn’t a hunger meter, weapon enchantment, or experience, but that doesn’t take much away from the overall experience. I’ve never touched the PC version of Minecraft, but over the months I’ve played my fair share of indie games it inspired, like Total Miner and Castle Miner Z. After a few hours with the one that started it all, I can say without a doubt that it is fucking terrifying.