Minecraft - Pocket Edition, a game that has managed to stay on the App Store's top charts for several years running, has received a major update that Mojang calls "the biggest update to Minecraft - Pocket Edition so far."

Today's update introduces infinite worlds and caves for the first time, plus it includes new blocks and items like Monster Eggs and mushroom blocks. It's now possible to tame a companion with the addition of wolves, and the game also includes new flowers.

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New monsters, like spooky endermen and Mooshrooms have been introduced, and the iOS version now offers biomes from the PC version of the game including mesas, jungles, swamps, and more.

0.9.0 - biggest update EVER!

Infinite worlds!
Caves!
Loads of new blocks and items including Monster Eggs and huge mushroom blocks.
Wolves! Tame a loyal companion.
Loads of new flowers! So pretty.
New mobs, including the spooky endermen and less spooky Mooshrooms.
New biomes from the PC version, including mesas, jungles, swamps and extreme hills.
Abandoned mineshafts, villages, and many other cool places to explore.
A brand-new "interaction" button. Never accidentally punch a sheep again!
New feature generation, including lakes, vines and monster rooms.
Many bugs fixed, and possibly a few added.

First released for iOS devices in 2011, the initial version of Minecraft - Pocket Edition was highly limited, lacking online play and devoid of animals and creepers. Since its debut, though, the game has been updated countless times, adding a slew of features that put it more on par with desktop versions of Minecraft.

Minecraft - Pocket Edition can be downloaded from the App Store for $6.99. [Direct Link]

Top Rated Comments

rdas7 Avatar
103 months ago
This is such fantastic news. My son who is 5 loves playing on the iPad, as do his friends. I know PocketEdition is "behind" the desktop/console counterparts, however at such a young age the limitations aren't really an issue, and there's the massive advantage of the touch screen. I say 'advantage' because little kids can *tap where they want a block to appear* - whereas on a desktop/console your eyes are looking at the screen, while your hands are managing controls, there's that disconnect. I know everyone reading this takes this for granted now, but for a generation born into touch screens, who are still getting to grips with basic coordination, it's not an insignificant thing to get used to.
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APlotdevice Avatar
103 months ago
How similar is it to the desktop version now? My kid loves MC on his ipad, but gets frustrated when he watches videos made on the desktop and can't replicate a lot of the cool stuff on PE.
Its closer but still missing a lot of features. Most notably there are no redstone mechanics or other dimensions.
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seamer Avatar
103 months ago
How similar is it to the desktop version now? My kid loves MC on his ipad, but gets frustrated when he watches videos made on the desktop and can't replicate a lot of the cool stuff on PE.
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Wildog27 Avatar
103 months ago
Can you transfer worlds from one device to another yet?
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NSeven Avatar
103 months ago
YESSSSSSSSSSSSSS!!!!!! Its news like this that makes me moist...
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