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The Simpsons are coming to Minecraft

Michael McWhertor is a journalist with more than 17 years of experience covering video games, technology, movies, TV, and entertainment.

After more than 25 years on television, the Simpsons are finally going to get the modern cultural relevance that can only come with an appearance in MinecraftHomer, Marge, Bart, Maggie and Lisa Simpson will make their official blocky debut in Minecraft next month with a new skin pack.

The Simpsons Skin Pack will feature the Simpsons family as well as "19 of Springfield Elementary School's beloved characters," according to an announcement from Microsoft and 20th Century Fox. The $1.99 skin pack will debut first on Xbox 360 and Xbox One in late February, with details on other platforms to follow.

Minecraft has been downloaded more than 100 million times since its launch in 2009. Developer Mojang announced this week that Minecraft Pocket Edition recently crossed the 30 million unit sales mark.

Microsoft officially acquired Mojang and Minecraft in November as part of a $2.5 billion deal.

The Simpsons in Minecraft

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