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How to play Toy Story 4 Minecraft mash-up DLC, featuring Keanu Reeves’ character

Published: 28/Jun/2019 10:28 Updated: 28/Jun/2019 11:06

by David Purcell

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Mojang have added a brand new Toy Story 4 themed mash-up available in Minecraft and if you would like to know how to play it, you’ve come to the right place. 

Disney Pixar’s latest installment to the series has performed excellently at the box office since its release on June 21, grossing $155 million in the first five days across North America alone and garnering a 97% approval rating on Rotten Tomatoes. 

Now, a series of different iconic structures from the world of Toy Story and incredible exclusive skins have appeared in the sandbox game for players to enjoy – all of which can be seen in a brand new trailer. 

MojangKeanu Reeves’ Duke Caboom character (left) and others from Toy Story 4 feature in the new Minecraft mash-up.

Minecraft’s development team announced the news of a crossover on June 25, using their official Twitter account, which stated players can “explore the big world of Disney’s Toy Story as one of the toys themselves!”

A number of outfits are available in the mash-up, including ones based on Woody, Buzz Lightyear, Bo Peep, and even Keanu Reeves’ Duke Caboom character from the latest movie. 

Talking about the new DLC, Mojang’s Kelsey Howard wrote the following on the game’s website: “There is a much easier way of jumping into the Toy Story universe – and all from the perspective of the toys themselves. 

“Woody, Bo Peep, Buzz Lightyear, and some of the other charismatic characters you know and love have taken a detour to the world of Minecraft! All-new characters from Disney and Pixar’s Toy Story 4, Duke Caboom and Ducky & Bunny are also joining the adventure!” 

That’s not all, too. The downloadable content also includes some of the franchise’s most iconic locations, with Pizza Planet, Big Al’s Toy Barn, and others featuring in the trailer below. 

If you would like to play your way through the new block-based Toy Story universe, the mash-up is available in the Minecraft Marketplace on both Xbox and PC – and it will set you back $8. 

All you have to do to find it is head over to online store, which can be found in-game, and click the ‘get this item’ button to make your purchase. Enjoy! 

Smash

Smash Ultimate’s Sakurai tried to make stages within Minecraft to port

Published: 28/Oct/2020 15:41 Updated: 28/Oct/2020 16:10

by Michael Gwilliam

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Super Smash Bros Ultimate creator Masahiro Sakurai has revealed that his team tried to make a stage within Minecraft and then port it to Smash when they were designing Steve’s level.

In a leaked Famitsu column translated by PushDustIn, the Smash Director claimed that he and Nintendo were presented the idea of Minecraft in Smash to Microsoft.

As it turns out, Microsoft was very happy with the concept, which may be a good sign for anyone wanting more of their characters in Smash one day, such as the Xbox mascot Master Chief.

Perhaps the most interesting element, however, is that Sakurai wanted Steve’s stage to be built from the ground up in a completely different game.

“Sakurai and the team tried to make a stage within Minecraft itself to port over to Smash,” PushDustIn translated. Unfortunately, this proved to be a very complex project. As fellow translator Sephazon wrote, the concept would have been expanded to allow players to import their own Minecraft stages.

“Originally, Sakurai had an idea to create a level editor that would have allowed players to create a stage in Minecraft and import it into Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, but gave up on the idea pretty early, simply because it was ‘impossible,’ as Sakurai puts it,” translated Sephazon.

Due to its difficulty, the Minecraft-made stage was unfortunately scrapped, but it does prove that Sakurai was willing to try some very unorthodox ideas for the Steve DLC.

Steve attacks King in Smash
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Steve packs quite a punch in Smash Bros.

This could be a good indication that for future DLC fighters with games featuring a creator element, Sakurai may try to design a stage within that title. Furthermore, Sakurai also discussed more about using Minecraft’s music in Smash.

“Using Minecraft music in Smash was very difficult. For various reasons, they couldn’t use the original pieces of music,” he said, probably due to copyright issues or the calm vibes that don’t mix well with Smash’s fast pace.

“There were a few arrangements that were cut. The musicians did their best to provide arrangements that would fit Smash’s atmosphere,” he added.

Steve coming to Smash was a dream come true for fans of both franchises and judging by this column, it’s clear that Sakurai really wanted to go above and beyond.

With four slots remaining in Fighters Pass Volume 2, hopefully, the remaining newcomers receive the same love and attention.