Twentieth Century Fox’s lovable The Simpsons characters are making their Minecraft debut next month, bringing over 20 character skins to the game on Xbox 360 and Xbox One.
The content pack is scheduled for release in late February for $1.99, including Homer, Marge, Bart, Lisa, Maggie and “19 of Springfield Elementary School’s beloved characters” for fans to enjoy. The announcement comes roughly nine months after the longest running scripted TV show in history utilized a Minecraft inspired characters during its couch gag intro sequence.
“We have an active community of more than 17 million die-hard Minecrafters on Xbox Live enjoying the wide range of downloadable content on Xbox, and they have been clamoring for us to bring Simpsons characters to the game,” said Phil Spencer, Head of Xbox in the official announcement post. “We are thrilled to partner with Twentieth Century Fox and Gracie Films to bring The Simpsons to life on Minecraft Xbox 360 and Xbox One editions. I can’t wait to see what the community creates.”
Minecraft was purchased by Microsoft back in September for an incredible $2.5 billion and is currently one of the most played games available to consumers. The Simpsons DLC will be coming first to Xbox 360 and Xbox One, but information on other platform availability will be made in the near future.