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New Minecraft Trailer Showcases Weather, Stats & Achievements

Jonathan Lester
Achievements, Games news, Minecraft, Mojang, Notch, Weather

Mojang have released a new Minecraft trailer to whet our appetites for a number of new features. Stylish pixelated rain and snow effects adds another layer of depth and life to the cubic wastelands - with lightning made much more frequent in the video to show it off in all its dramatic glory.

Other improvements include persistent Stat Tracking that will let us pore over the way we play... and a selection of achievements to reward our more outlandish efforts. These achievements should also provide a fun focus for traditional gamers to accomplish while getting used to the overwhelming enormity of the whole thing. Minecraft is set for an 11th November release, and frankly, we can't wait.

Which is why we're currently playing FortressCraft; the Xbox Live Indie hit that takes its cues from Notch's original masterpiece. Why not check out our full review?

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