Rare’s push into the world of Minecraft: Xbox 360 Edition didn’t begin and end with the first Skin Pack, thanks to a couple of decades’ worth of viable characters for MS and 4J to draw from. Skin Pack 2, released last week, bolsters the earlier Banjo-Kazooie presence with familiar faces from three other Rare brands: Perfect Dark, Jet Force Gemini and Viva Piñata.
Minecraft being hotter than cubic lava right now, coverage has been widespread as PlayXBLA and the studios involved in the latest Skin Pack drip-fed the list of its inhabitants one glimpse at a time. So here’s a selection of cherry-picked headlines and comments on this month’s rectangular reappearance of Jo, Juno, Horstachio and company!
Joanna Dark, Baird Get Minecraft 360 Skins (Game Informer)
Minecraft Skin Pack 2 to Feature Jet Force Gemini (TrueAchievements)
“It just got real!” (IOnEI_Falcon, Twitter)
“Jet Force Gemini skins *girly scream*” (SYGR Prometheus, TrueAchievements)
“If this is true, this is some of the best news in a while! I love that game even if I didn’t save all the stupid bears back in the day. (But I got close)” (littlejay x360a, TrueAchievements)
“yayayayaya for viva pinata skins. just starting playing that game again last week” (Mrfrostguys, GameFAQs)
“Joanna Dark! <3 (:” (x OMG Brianna x, Xbox.com)
“The JFG skins really blew my mind… and pretty much sold it for me, I’m using the ninja skin until I have points to make use of, and I’m pretty fond of a few of the skins in there. Perfect Dark was always a favorite and the Enderman skin is nifty.” (Xero_K, Minecraftforum.net)
“Holy flapping farts. This is so nice. Rare… you have such a glorious backlog of IPs!” (Evan Tee., Facebook)
“Joanna Dark, eh? I hope this a sign of a possible Perfect Dark 2. You know you want to, Microsoft.” (MexicanDodgersFan, Game Informer)
“Viva Pinata is a great game. Making skins for it besides like Seedos though is weird.” (Chuck_Bosworth, GameFAQs)
“More skins from Rare. Fingers crossed the next pack will have some Conker skins.” (wbs 101, TrueAchievements)
“AUGHHHHHHHHHHHH YOU TEASES. WHEN ARE WE GOING TO SEE A JET FORCE GEMINI HD PORT FROM 4J?!” (razer922, Twitter)
“They had me at Horstachio!” (StrakAttack, PlayXBLA)