Minecraft for the Xbox 360 getting retail release

No release set yet for UK, but US street date of April 30th hints that Update 9 will soon be here

Minecraft for the Xbox 360 is set to finally receive a high street release after breaking record after record for online sales.

Reported by PlayXBLA, the disc-based version has been positioned as a chance for 360 owners "who are not currently connected to Xbox Live" to experience the game.

The game will include all the content of the current version, as well as the upcoming additions from the ninth update.

The disc-based version will support online multiplayer between it and the digital version, and like the Xbox Live Arcade version, it will receive on-going updates.

The game will be released in the US on April 30th, with a release in Australia, Hong Kong, India, New Zealand, Singapore, and Taiwan early in June. No mention of a UK or European release was made, but T3 has approached Mojang for comment.

The release date of April 30th also suggests that Xbox 360 Minecraft players may have to wait a little bit longer than expected for the ninth update.

It had been rumoured that the update would be released in February. However, developer Mojang took to Twitter at the beginning of February to say that the game was still in testing and definitely wouldn't be released before the end of the month.

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