Minecraft Xbox 360: DLC skins riff on Halo, Trials, XBLA at large

Update 1.7.3 offers serious Grunt

Details and screenshots of Minecraft Xbox 360's promised DLC skins have emerged, and they're a fruity bunch indeed. Forget dressing up as James Bond or a Swedish tennis champ - once the first pack goes live (no date yet, but July seems likely), you'll be able to drill through mountains in the garb of a Covenant Grunt, Trials biker or 'Splosion Man.

Skin functionality is due to be enabled alongside Minecraft Xbox 360 update 1.7.3, and the first pack will offer 40 skins. There's a free trial edition, the contents of which have yet to be revealed. Don't worry, co-op diehards - you won't have to change clothes if somebody else in your Minecraft session is wearing the same skin.

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