Lightyear DLC now available on Minecraft Marketplace
Embark on a blocky adventure to infinity and beyond!
Before I became completely enthralled by video games, I used to play with actual toys and dolls! I know, so old school. I even gave all of them backstories that told tales of great feats, but none of them ever matched the greatness of... Buzz Lightyear! To illustrate, let’s go through my memories of my toy chest... Spencer the dog comes from a long line of secret agent show dogs? Well, Buzz is a space ranger. Ken the knight defeated the evil sentient macaroni army? Buzz is trained in several forms of martial arts and highly skilled in hand-to-hand combat. Although I’m not sure if that says more about Buzz or my lackluster imagination.
Thankfully you don’t need to come up with heroic characters, because you can step into Buzz’s space shoes in the new Lightyear DLC* for Minecraft: Bedrock Edition! Inspired by the Disney and Pixar movie of the same name – which debuts on June 17, 2022 – this blocky intergalactic adventure is available now on Minecraft Marketplace!
In the Lightyear DLC, you get to play through Buzz’s origin story and help him navigate an alien planet after an unfortunate crash landing. You can play through five missions as this Academy-trained hero, including a hostile jungle, a swamp, and a mine, as well as various alien settlements. Throughout each mission, you have to navigate the terrain while fighting enemies and several bosses using various gadgets. Between missions, you get to fly different aircraft and must avoid obstacles to safely get to your next objective. Even though “safely” is a very relative term on an inhospitable alien planet.
The DLC also includes a free Lightyear-themed Character Creator item, so make sure you head to the Dressing Room to check it out!
Due to a recent battle with Emperor Zurg, this DLC is not currently available for purchase on the Nintendo Switch system. Have no fear, the space rangers are on their way! Lightyear will be available on Nintendo Switch soon.
Can you help Buzz escape the strange planet? What kind of beings live there? Will I ever be able to go 30 seconds without crashing my spaceship? Find out the answer to the first two questions by downloading the Lightyear DLC from Minecraft Marketplace.
*Requires the latest version of Minecraft: Bedrock Edition (sold separately) and access to Minecraft Marketplace.
- Cristina Anderca