Minecraft Pocket Edition Comes to iOS Tomorrowby Andrew Cunningham on November 16, 2011 3:00 PM EST
Mojang's indie game Minecraft, which has sold more than four million copies on the PC, is coming to iOS on November 17th according to its page in the iTunes Store. The game, called Minecraft Pocket Edition, appears to be more or less identical to the game of the same name that was released to the Sony Xperia Play and the wider Android Market earlier this year. The game is a universal app for the iPad, iPhone, and iPod Touch, and will cost $9.99.
Unlike the PC version of Minecraft, which includes multiple game modes, alternate dimensions, craftable items, non-player characters, and a fairly robust internet multiplayer feature, the Pocket Edition is still fairly sparse: you can explore the randomly-generated world, build with unlimited supplies of 36 kinds of blocks, and play multiplayer over a local network.
Like the full version of Minecraft, expect this game to be updated with new features as time goes on, especially once Mojang gets Minecraft's first non-beta release out the door later this week at its Minecon convention in Las Vegas.