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Minecraft Xbox 360 Edition retail release delayed until June 4

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The retail release of Minecraft Xbox 360 Edition has been delayed to June 4, according to a tweet by Xbox spokesperson Larry "Major Nelson" Hryb.

Microsoft announced the disc-based version of the game last month, pegging it for an April 30 release in North America and revealing that the $19.99 retail package would include the "new additions coming soon in the ninth title update."

Major Nelson's tweet said that the delay is necessary "to include the very latest content." Though he didn't make the connection, the delay may be due to recent troubles with Minecraft Xbox 360 Edition's ninth title update, which went live last week and brought a slew of bugs, including lighting and connection problems, that developer 4J Studios acknowledged in the days after release. A change log published this week revealed that the game's tenth title update will address the bugs.

Today's announcement pushes the game back to the "early June" window originally announced for its release in Australia, Hong Kong, India, New Zealand, Singapore and Taiwan.