Minecraft: Xbox Edition has become one of the top selling Xbox Live Arcade games and has surpassed six million copies according to 4J Studios and is currently expecting a retail release in the US at the end of the month.

4J Studios have also announced a release date for Title Update 9 that should be coming to Xbox 360 consoles as soon as April 5 and is set to include the much anticipated ‘The End’ with improved layout and Enderdragon behaviour, along with climbable vines, and various new items.

Check out the Change log below:

–   Added ‘The End’, with new layout, and new Enderdragon behaviour.
–   Added Climbable Vines.
–   Added Fire Charge, Wooden Button, Item Frames, Spawn Eggs, Sandstone Stairs, Spruce Stairs, Birch Stairs, Nether Bricks, Spruce Planks, Birch Planks, Nether Brick Slab, Spruce Slab and Birch Slab.
–   Added new music for The End and The Nether from C418
–   Made buckets and signs stackable.
–   Sheep now re-grow their wool after shearing.
–   New gravel texture.
–   Can now smelt Netherrack into a Nether Brick in a Furnace.
–   Blacksmith buildings in Villages now hold chests with loot of the same type as found in Strongholds.
–   Crafting recipe change – Sign recipe gives three Signs.
–   Crafting recipe change – Half Slab recipes give six Half Slabs.
–   Crafting recipe change – Stone Button now requires one block of stone instead of two.
–   Added smoother color transitions between biomes.
–   Added beaches to terrain generation.
–   Fence Gates can now be opened and closed with Redstone.
–   Changed Nether Fortress to make Nether Wart rooms more likely.
–   Made Nether Wart spawn randomly wherever Soul Sand is generated in the Nether.
–   Nether Wart will now grow in the Overworld.
–   Made Dispenser dispense mobs from Spawn Eggs, rather than the egg itself.
–   Dispenser will dispense lava/water from a Bucket of Lava/Water.
–   Dispenser will shoot Fire Charges.
–   Trapdoors can be placed on half slabs and stairs
–   Allow players to block with a sword when the ‘Can Build And Mine’ option is unchecked by the host.
–   Moved six of the twelve music disc quests in the Tutorial World
–   Changed the Tutorial world to add climbable Vines, and some of the new items, and removed/reduced the items in the Brewing, Farming and Breeding chests.
–   Don’t show the achievements warning when loading a creative map that has already been saved in creative mode.
–   Reduced the volume of the Ghast sound effects.
–   Increased the distance jukeboxes can be heard from.
–   Improved lighting code performance.
–   Improved the loading/saving time.
–   Changed the display order in the Minecraft Store to show newest DLC first.
–   Added How To Play for The End and Farming Animals
–   Added HUD size options for both splitscreen and full screen modes.
–   Added Reset Nether option to force regeneration of The Nether. This is helpful for older saves that didn’t have a Nether Fortress.
–   Added a toggle for Death Messages.
–   Added a toggle to hide or display the animated character in the User Interface.
–   Allow individual splitscreen users to have their own settings for HUD.


–   Fix for a Nether portal crash due to Ghast fireballs
–   Fix for Cave Spider size.
–   Fixed Experience Orb pickup sound not having pitch variance.
–   Fixed a crash when attaching Glowstone to Pistons.
–   Fixed a render update problem on the end of world chunks
–   Fixed a crash with players throwing Enderpearls and leaving the game.
–   Stop the player animation for eating happening in the Change Skin menu

[Source: Minecraft Forum]

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