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Minecraft Vita rolls into EU next week, NA date still unconfirmed

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Minecraft continues its charge onto new systems with a European launch for Vita on October 15. 4J Studios, the UK team porting the sandbox game, tweeted there isn't a confirmed date as yet for North America, adding "hopefully we'll hear soon."

The portable version of Minecraft is cross-buy with its PS3 sibling, meaning if you've already bought the game on PSN for PS3, you can also get it free on Vita, and vice-versa. Back in May, developer Mojang said the asking price is $20 as per PS3, you can transfer saves between PS3 and Vita, and DLC purchases are active across both editions.

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At the time, Mojang said it was working with Sony to "look into ways to enable upgrade from the Blu-ray disc version of Minecraft: Playstation 3 Edition to Minecraft: Playstation 3 and Vita." We've reached out to Sony to clarify if users who have Minecraft on PS3 Blu-ray can also access the Vita version for free. Also, we're still waiting on release dates for the retail version of the Vita game - next week's launch is limited to PSN.

It continues to be a busy old time at Minecraft HQ, which of course is now Microsoft following the company's $2.5 billion acquisition of Mojang and its lucrative game. After launching on the current-gen consoles' online storefronts, Minecraft has its PS4 edition on retail shelves as of this week. The Xbox One disc version is due in US stores on November 18.
[Image: 4J Studios]

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