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New Minecraft Skin Pack Arrives to Celebrate Year of the Monkey

It's only available on PC and mobile devices.


[UPDATE] When asked if the Journey to the West pack would be making its way to platforms other than PC and mobile, a Microsoft spokesperson gave us this response:

"Each version of Minecraft has different development schedules and timelines for new skin packs and content. We look forward to releasing new and fun content for each in the future, so stay tuned!"

The original story follows:

The Lunar New Year is upon us and Minecraft is getting some new skins to celebrate. Players will be able to dress as characters from the classic Chinese tale, Journey to the West.

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The Journey to the West skin pack is available right now and includes 15 different characters such as Princess Iron Fan, Lord Hundred-Eyes, and the Monkey King. The entire collection costs $1.99, but players will be able to download characters Red Boy and Guanyin for free.

The pack is only available for Minecraft: Windows 10 Edition (which remains in beta) and Pocket Edition on mobile devices. There has been no mention of it coming to other consoles, but we've contacted Microsoft and will update this story if more information becomes available.

You can check out the entire list of skins below:

  • Black Wind Demon
  • Bull Demon King
  • Friar Sand
  • Guanyin
  • Jade Emperor
  • Lady Earth Flow
  • Lord Hundred-Eyes
  • Monk Pig
  • Monkey King
  • Pale Bone Demon
  • Princess Iron Fan
  • Red Boy
  • Scorpion Demon
  • Spider Demon
  • Xuanzang

In other Minecraft news, Microsoft has acquired third-party app MinecraftEdu and plans to build a new version that's "dedicated to learning." Additionally, fans are remaking the entire map from Grand Theft Auto V inside the crafting game.

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