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Minecraft XBLA edition out today for 1600 MS points

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Minecraft XBLA edition now out

Minecraft is available today on XBLA for 1600 MS points, roughly four months after its official release to PC and following numerous years in both alpha and beta.

Like its PC counterpart, the XBLA release puts users in a randomly generated sandbox world and has them uncover new resources to create items. In addition, the console version includes an introductory tutorial and a list of tools that can eventually be built with the right materials.

The console edition also features multiplayer with up to four-player local split-screen play and eight-player multiplayer with jump-in and jump-out co-op via Xbox Live.

Minecraft is developed by Markus "Notch" Persson and focuses heavily on creativity and building. An outdated Classic version on PC is available for free however it is no longer being developed.

Official iOS and Android versions of the title were released late last year.

Check out Polygon's recent 7 out of 10 review of the Minecraft console port.