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Official ‘Minecraft Pocket Edition’ Releasing Worldwide Today

We’ve still got our massive weekly traditional “coming tonight" post in the works, but the fanfare surrounding Mojang’s official (and universal) Minecraft Pocket Edition [$7.99] building on our forums is too great to ignore. Initial impressions seem positive, although some have noted disappointment with how limited the game feels compared to the “full" version. There’s no online play, for instance, only local WiFi, and your portable Minecraft worlds are devoid of both animals and creepers.

Like all of these mid-week release games, Minecraft Pocket Edition should be available for download at 11:00 PM Eastern, or potentially much earlier if you live east of North America. We’ll get a review up as soon as we can, but in the meantime, swing by our forums.

International App Store Link: Minecraft Pocket Edition, $7.99