Dolphins are coming to Minecraft, but big graphics update is delayed

This weekend’s Minecon Earth show brought both good news and bad news for fans of the ever-popular open world building game Minecraft.

On the plus side, the creators of the blocky universe announced extra life and purpose is coming to the game’s oceans.

The Aquatic Update will see dolphins arrive in the oceans. If you spot one they’ll lead you to treasure.

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Players will be able to explore shipwrecks and coral, as well as interacting with new types of fish.

The update will also give players a new weapon; the trident.

In a blog post, the developer wrote: “Not only can this weapon be thrown at enemies and used in close-combat, it can also be enchanted for ace tactical advantages. The Loyalty enchantment will make it come back to you even after you’ve thrown it, while enchantments like Impaler and Slipstream Dash will… well, we’ll let you use your imagination!”

The Aquatic Update will roll out next year.

In less positive news, the Super Duper Graphics Pack, which will significantly improve the visual experience has been delayed until 2018.

“While originally set for release this year, there’s a lot of work to be done still and we’re not going to be ready to launch it in 2017. We’ll be releasing Super Duper next year,” the blog post says.

Finally, the developers confirmed the Nintendo Switch will get a new version of the game with cross-platform multiplayer support.

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