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Minecraft Xbox Edition gets Title Update 9 on April 5

Latest update clears certification ahead of launch

4J Studios has confirmed an April 5 release date for the Minecraft: Xbox 360 Edition Title Update 9 (TU9).

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The update adds 'The End' with new Enderdragon behavior, climbable vines, new music, a load of crafting updates and more.

Minecraft: Xbox 360 Edition sales have surpassed six million copies, according to developer 4J Studios.

The XBLA version of the game topped five million sales in early January and will receive a US retail release on April 30.

Here's the TU9 change log:

Changes and Additions

  • Added 'The End', with new layout, and new Enderdragon behaviour.
  • Added Climbable Vines.
  • Added Fire Charge, Wooden Button, Item Frames, Spawn Eggs, Sandstone Stairs, Spruce Stairs, Birch Stairs, Nether Bricks, Spruce Planks, Birch Planks, Nether Brick Slab, Spruce Slab and Birch Slab.
  • Added new music for The End and The Nether from C418
  • Made buckets and signs stackable.
  • Sheep now re-grow their wool after shearing.
  • New gravel texture.
  • Can now smelt Netherrack into a Nether Brick in a Furnace.
  • Blacksmith buildings in Villages now hold chests with loot of the same type as found in Strongholds.
  • Crafting recipe change - Sign recipe gives three Signs.
  • Crafting recipe change - Half Slab recipes give six Half Slabs.
  • Crafting recipe change - Stone Button now requires one block of stone instead of two.
  • Added smoother color transitions between biomes.
  • Added beaches to terrain generation.
  • Fence Gates can now be opened and closed with Redstone.
  • Changed Nether Fortress to make Nether Wart rooms more likely.
  • Made Nether Wart spawn randomly wherever Soul Sand is generated in the Nether.
  • Nether Wart will now grow in the Overworld.
  • Made Dispenser dispense mobs from Spawn Eggs, rather than the egg itself.
  • Dispenser will dispense lava/water from a Bucket of Lava/Water.
  • Dispenser will shoot Fire Charges.
  • Trapdoors can be placed on half slabs and stairs
  • Allow players to block with a sword when the 'Can Build And Mine' option is unchecked by the host.
  • Moved six of the twelve music disc quests in the Tutorial World
  • Changed the Tutorial world to add climbable Vines, and some of the new items, and removed/reduced the items in the Brewing, Farming and Breeding chests.
  • Don't show the achievements warning when loading a creative map that has already been saved in creative mode.
  • Reduced the volume of the Ghast sound effects.
  • Increased the distance jukeboxes can be heard from.
  • Improved lighting code performance.
  • Improved the loading/saving time.
  • Changed the display order in the Minecraft Store to show newest DLC first.
  • Added How To Play for The End and Farming Animals
  • Added HUD size options for both splitscreen and full screen modes.
  • Added Reset Nether option to force regeneration of The Nether. This is helpful for older saves that didn't have a Nether Fortress.
  • Added a toggle for Death Messages.
  • Added a toggle to hide or display the animated character in the User Interface.
  • Allow individual splitscreen users to have their own settings for HUD.

Fixes

  • Fix for a Nether portal crash due to Ghast fireballs
  • Fix for Cave Spider size.
  • Fixed Experience Orb pickup sound not having pitch variance.
  • Fixed a crash when attaching Glowstone to Pistons.
  • Fixed a render update problem on the end of world chunks
  • Fixed a crash with players throwing Enderpearls and leaving the game.
  • Stop the player animation for eating happening in the Change Skin menu

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