It's been three years since Minecraft first hit the video gaming scene and now the game is finally hitting the game console. Microsoft's Major Nelson last night dated the game's Xbox release in a posting on his blog:
"The infinite possibilities in 'Minecraft' just got bigger," Nelson writes. "'Minecraft: Xbox 360 Edition' brings the global phenomenon to console gamers for the first time. The Xbox LIVE Arcade version of the game features an innovative new crafting interface, natural controller movements, a full Tutorial mode to teach the basics and for the first time in 'Minecraft,' split-screen multiplayer as well as over Xbox LIVE."
The folks at 4JStudios are responsible for the port, with Elder Scrolls: Oblivion and Overlord: Raising Hell for PS3 already under their belts. Though Minecraft won't initially have Kinect support, it's thought that this will come at a later date.
Minecraft for Xbox 360 can be yours for the low, low price of 1600 Microsoft points. That's $20 in real-world money. It launches on the Xbox on May 9, which is a little less than seven weeks away. In the meantime, you can check out the trailer for the game below to get a teaser of what it's like.