Well, need I say more than what the title says? Ok, fine, I'll expand on the self-evident. Minecraft: Pocket Edition's [$6.99] biggest update ever has finally dropped, bringing the game closer to the PC version and adding many essential features. What are those you ask? Well, only the following few: controller support, the hunger system, weather, sprinting and sneaking, brewing, anvils, brewing stands, flower pots, Nether blocks, many new items such as potions, golden apples, blaze powder, and spider eyes. We are also getting many Creative inventory additions like gunpowder, sugar, slimeball, coal and charcoal, emerald, diamond, steak, bread, string, and all kinds of armors. 0.12 also adds Iron and Snow Golems and Ocelots. Oh, and another small addition, the Nether with its Nether Fortresses.

These are just a few of the additions in this huge update, and you can see now why I said this update really changes the game up and brings mobile gamers closer to being able to play the full PC game on the go. I'll definitely be streaming MC:PE on our Mobcrush channel more now that I can finally play in Survival without falling to my death all the time. And rumor has it that the next update will bring Redstone circuits to the game, which will of course make building much more entertaining. What are you most excited about in this new update?

  • http://www.youtube.com/user/Manuelito21cbtis MonsterDroiid

    Yay , finally!

  • Samurix16

    Yes!

  • Spudboy

    Digging it.

    • dudewelcome

      Ha

      • Repulsa

        I actually thought this was already out on Google play but my son is heart broken cause now I have the new update and he does not. Anyone know when this is supposed to hit the play store?

      • unclet6615

        Not sure but I thought they were going to release at the same time.

  • 김지 킫밸

    I'm excited about the music but when I tried it out, there was no music so I'm disappointed! The music is almost make it or break it for me

    • Modjular

      Actually, the music only starts once you've been building on your world for a good 10-15 minutes (from my experience in the PC version). You kinda lose yourself in the exploring and building, and suddenly a pleasant stream of melody floats in and brightens the atmosphere. Or it makes the experience more melancholy (in a good way). If you don't look for it, then it will be a more pleasant surprise when it comes.

    • Repulsa

      I remember reading music would have kept the update from happening till much later so it reserved forces future update it is still happening. I am enjoying new difficulties other then no mobs at all or hard as hell.

    • Aimsworth

      I have been running Minecraft soundtrack in the background via Spotify.

      • Hunter Stephenson

        Same here, somehow it means so much to have that music playing for creativity

  • khann

    So what controller is the best for use on iPhone 6 and iPad mini?

    • Liggerstuxin

      For me it's the PS4 controller.

      • khann

        Jail broken? Can it be done with a PS3 controller?

      • Milo

        yep, jailbroken as well, use the Controllers For All tweak from bigboss repo if im not mistaken.

  • Durduhdur

    I think for the first time ever I might actually buy minecraft. This update seems to bring a lot to the pocket edition. Hope my C.T.R.L.i works good with it.

    • roguewaver

      Have you been a long time player but used pirated pc editions in the past?

  • RossBoss

    Just GOT ITS !!!!

  • Samurix16

    TouchArcade you should redo the review for Minecraft PE

    • starkiller969

      Yea that makes sense.. Even ign rereviewed PE
      It was honestly awful at launch

    • Shaun James Musgrave

      Ask and ye shall receive, friends.

      • Dailon Huskey

        Shaun to the rescue
        This seriously is like a whole new game though

  • Chorobe

    I tried the new update. Now for some reason I cannot open the door to get inside my house. Also my character walks very slowly. What am I doing wrong here?

    • Chorobe

      Nvm figure out I accidentally got in sneak mode. Never played this game on PC.

      • Dailon Huskey

        Problem solved when I upgraded to iOS9 it's the beta but still the glitches are gone. All games i have played work on 9 too. This is beta 3 that I have but now doors work fine.

    • Dailon Huskey

      I had the door problem too so it must be a bug. I had to tear it down instead of opening it.

    • Pheebers

      Can someone please explain sneak mode? I'm only a PE user too, although my 6-year-old loves Minecraft YouTube videos and could probably explain to me 😉

      • roguewaver

        It allows you to work on ledges and cliffs and precarious situations without falling to your doom. You can move slowly but you are essentially tethered to the ground and cannot simply walk off into the abyss.

  • taiga97

    I love the new update. My only problem is the controls. I'm having a hard time getting used to them, especially flying. Other than that, as always Mojang did a great job.

    • Tuzzo

      You can just turn on "crosshair" in controls settings and you're back with the old control scheme 😉

      • monsterhunter

        I turned on the crosshairs but the controls are still split. Wish there was an option to use the old controls. New controls seem to be split with no way to go back.

  • Ron

    I thought this was the update with red stone circuits. Oh well, I like the controls much better now.

    • cassus

      I don't think we'll get redstone in the mobile version. The mobile version is now the same as the Windows 10 Edition, and it doesn't have redstone either. I think they might essentially have decided that redstone is just too much of a performance hog and just nixed it completely. Real bummer if that's the case.

      • roguewaver

        This might be the case, but the rumor mill seems to suggest they aren't just writing it off, but it is a huge challenge and it still isn't ready yet for the reasons you stated.

      • Ron

        I'm pretty sure my phone is a lot more powerful than the last windows machine I owned, and Survivalcraft has had electricity for forever now. I'm sure it's just a matter of time.

  • riChchestMat

    Steelseries Straus user here and the controller support is horrible. Very lagged turning and it almost feels like I can't look or turn whilst moving

    • littlebluemnm

      Same thing with my crtl I

    • b frank

      I got a straus also and i experienced the same lag in moving and looking around

      It actually gave me a vertigo headache