It’s time to saddle up and head out for adventure because a new update for Minecraft is set to be released soon. Perhaps one of the biggest new features will be the addition of horses for players to ride. So whether you’re roaming ghost towns in the Wild West or storming castles in a fantasy world, you can now do it from the back of your favorite steed.

But horses are only the beginning. This major new update will also feature a new tutorial map which features a mysterious hidden island. It will feature new Mobs such as witches, bats, donkeys, mules, and of course horses (along with horse armor).

New terrain types are also being added with the addition of various colors of clay. And perhaps the one feature I’m most looking forward to is the addition of beacons which will send a streak of light into the sky so you can always find your way home.

The release is currently out now for the XBOX and will be coming to the PS Vita “soon.” After it’s released you can celebrate by setting off some in-game fireworks (another new feature).

  • Slizarus

    Beacons?? What is this sorcery? You mean I don’t have to hop into Creative and build a tower up to the skybox and line it with torches?

    Brilliant!

    • Himanshu Goel

      a tower with a lava emitter on top would be easier than lining it with torches

      • Slizarus

        Point in fact I do just that, I happened to forget :p that’s how often I play Minecraft. Anxiously awaiting the horses though.

  • Mauricio Quintero

    And still no new world generation options.

  • Lester Paredes

    My wife will be excited.