Minecraft PS4 Adds The Simpsons DLC This Week

Plus, Xbox 360 version updated to add more achievements and music tracks.

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Following its release back in February for Xbox consoles, Microsoft and Mojang announced today that they will release The Simpsons DLC for the PlayStation versions of Minecraft later this week.

The Simpsons skin pack comes with the entire Simpsons family, along with other figures from the long-running animated TV show, including Seymour Skinner, Otto, Üter, Groundskeeper Willie, and music teacher Dewey Largo, among many others.

It's expected to become available when the PlayStation Store refreshes tomorrow, April 28.

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The full list of Simpsons characters available through the $3 pack is below. This expansion is specifically focused on the Simpsons family itself and Springfield Elementary School characters, suggesting further character skin packs could come later.

In other Minecraft news, Mojang has announced that, in an effort to give players more diversity options, all console versions of the game are being updated with a new female character skin called Alex.

"Now, everyone loves Steve--he's probably the most famous minecrafter in the world, and has excellent stubble," Mojang said in a post on its website. "But jolly old Steve doesn't really represent the diversity of our playerbase. For that reason, we're giving all players opportunity to play with an Alex skin instead. She brings thinner arms, redder hair, and a ponytail."

Alex, already available on PC, will come to all console versions of Minecraft this coming Wednesday.

In addition, Mojang has rolled out new achievements for the Xbox 360 version of Minecraft, which--until now--had fewer achievements than the Xbox One edition. "That's a bit silly when you think about it," Mojang said. The new update will add 30 new achievements, which together elevate the game to a total gamerscore of 1,000.

Finally, Mojang has also updated the Xbox 360 version of Minecraft with more music tracks.

The Simpsons Skin Pack Includes:

  • Homer Simpson
  • Marge Simpson
  • Bart Simpson
  • Lisa Simpson
  • Maggie Simpson
  • Principal Seymour Skinner
  • Mrs. Edna Krabappel
  • Groundskeeper Willie
  • Otto Mann
  • Milhouse Van Houten
  • Nelson Muntz
  • Jimbo Jones
  • Ralph Wiggum
  • Martin Prince
  • Kearney
  • Dolph
  • Wendell
  • Database
  • Üter
  • Janey Powell
  • Superintendent Gary Chalmers
  • Mr. Dewey Largo
  • Sherri
  • Terri
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