Minecraft Update This Week Adds Free Alex Skin, The Simpsons DLC Hits PlayStation on Wednesday

April 27, 2015 Written by Jason Dunning

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When Minecraft is updated on Wednesday for PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, PlayStation Vita, and Xbox, everyone will be given the Alex skin for free.

Here’s what Mojang has to say about Alex:

When most players begin their Minecraft adventure on consoles, there aren’t many skins to choose from. In fact, there’s just Steve and a few variants of him. We like Steve as much as the next crafter, but he doesn’t really represent the diversity of our player base.

That’s why we’ve introduced Alex — she has slightly thinner arms than Steve, but plays exactly the same way as he does. Now, all new players get to choose from eight Steve skins and eight Alex skins, as well as any extra DLC they’ve purchased. This update is completely free, and available for all PlayStation platforms.

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Also coming this week is The Simpsons Skin Pack, which is priced at £3.29/€3.99 (it’s $2.99 on Xbox in North America) and features 24 characters, including The Simpsons, Principal Skinner, Groundskeeper Willie, Dewey Largo, and a lot more.

Will you be playing as The Simpsons in Minecraft this week?

[Source: US PS Blog, EU PS Blog, Mojang]