Itching to dive back into the isometric depths of Minecraft Dungeons on Nintendo Switch? You can now mark your calendars for next month!
Mojang has revealed that the game’s previously-announced ‘Creeping Winter’ paid DLC will be launching on 8 September 2020 – adding new enemies, missions, and equipment for players to tackle. Additionally, the game will also be getting a free update that adds new merchants and challenges that rotate daily.
The same day will also see the launch of the game’s ‘Hero Edition’ retail release – which will include the base game, unique cosmetics, plus access to both the Jungle Awakens and Creeping Winter DLC packs. The preview image of the Switch version does show that an internet download is required, so it’s not clear if the DLC content will be on the cartridge or not.
You can read more details directly from the mouth of Mojang below:
“It turns out that September 8 will be an incredible day for fans of Minecraft Dungeons with not one or two, but THREE big events all landing on the same day.
The Creeping Winter DLC brings a wintry storm that threatens to consume all it touches. The only chance of halting the biting frost is for a hero to take on new missions and relentless new enemies! Since no good deed goes unrewarded, let’s say it’s finders keepers on all the new armor, weapons, and artifacts you’ll run into along the way. Just watch out for chilling new mobs and slippery ice on your way to save the day!
We’re also rolling out a free game update on September 8 that will include some fresh features: new merchants and Daily Trials. Save captured Merchants you encounter as you play the game and they’ll be so grateful that they’ll set up shop in your camp! The Blacksmith will upgrade items for you, and the Gift Wrapper will allow you to trade items with other players in multiplayer. The Merchants can also be levelled up for additional stock. The Daily Trials will provide fun new challenges every day! Daily Trials make wild changes to the game mechanics which provide difficult, experimental, or fun challenges for you to overcome.
The third of our big September 8 announcements is that Minecraft Dungeons is available in physical format! You can finally hold the Nintendo, Sony, and Xbox versions of the game in your hand. The physical retail version of the game is the Hero Edition of the game, which includes the Jungle Awakens DLC, Creeping Winter DLC, base game, and unique cosmetics (like a cape). These cool-looking boxes will be landing in all regions on September 8, but our PS4 players in Japan will need to be extra patient as that edition of the game will release a month later due to production delays.”