Baby Yoda lands in Minecraft Star Wars DLC

A range of "Star Wars" stories from a galaxy far, far away landed recently in the epic building game, Minecraft— including some with Baby Yoda.

A new downloadable content (DLC) package called "Minecraft Star Wars" landed in the Minecraft Marketplace a short while ago, according to Minecraft.net. 

A trailer for the DLC on YouTube shows several worlds of fun awaiting long time "Star Wars" fans. A Baby Yoda makes a cameo appearance, in a nod to the ongoing Season 2 of "The Mandalorian" on Disney Plus. The Millennium Falcon has a new, epic block-like form to match with the building blocks of Minecraft. 

You also see a new rendition of the epic Luke Skywalker-Darth Vader fight scene from "The Empire Strikes Back", as well as fighting with AT-AT walkers, all in Minecraft style.

"The pack includes content from 'A New Hope', 'The Empire Strikes Back', 'Return of the Jedi, and 'The Mandalorian', so we had to spread out all the galactical goodness across 12 different planet dioramas," Minecraft said in a statement.

The DLC includes a map, a skin pack, a bespoke texture set, reskins (or recolouring and reshaping) for certain Minecraft items and a licensed soundtrack, among other items. "Sadly, my cantina cover songs did not make the final cut, but it's still pretty good," the writer of the Minecraft press release, Sofia Dankis, joked in the same statement.

Minecraft, which officially released in 2011, allows players to build and explore in a 3D-generated world. Players have the option of focusing on fighting, creating or collaboration depending on the game mode they choose. The popular video game brings in roughly 126 million monthly active players, according to multiple media sources.

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Elizabeth Howell
Staff Writer, Spaceflight

Elizabeth Howell, Ph.D., is a staff writer in the spaceflight channel since 2022. She was contributing writer for Space.com (opens in new tab) for 10 years before that, since 2012. Elizabeth's reporting includes an exclusive with Office of the Vice-President of the United States, speaking several times with the International Space Station, witnessing five human spaceflight launches on two continents, working inside a spacesuit, and participating in a simulated Mars mission. Her latest book, "Why Am I Taller?", is co-written with astronaut Dave Williams. Elizabeth holds a Ph.D. and M.Sc. in Space Studies from the University of North Dakota, a Bachelor of Journalism from Canada's Carleton University and (soon) a Bachelor of History from Athabasca University. Elizabeth is also a post-secondary instructor in communications and science since 2015. Elizabeth first got interested in space after watching the movie Apollo 13 in 1996, and still wants to be an astronaut someday. Mastodon: https://qoto.org/@howellspace