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Mojang has revealed its future plans for Minecraft. The new content was announced at this year's Minecon Earth - an annual event for all things related to the one and only crafting, building and survival game.

Other than the announcement Panda mobs and more cats are on the way, the next update "Village and Pillage" - due out next year - was detailed. This content will add new villagers to the game and fill the villages in each overworld with the new NPC. Villager designs will vary depending on the biome. Take a look below at the jungle outfits:

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Don't just expect friendly folk, though. Nefarious pillagers and beasts will also be unleashed upon the villages around each world. These foes will be equipped with the new crossbow weapon. Players will also be able to craft this weapon. In combat, the crossbow is said to be slower but more powerful than a regular bow. Enchantments can be used on the weapon to enhance reload times or increase the shot capacity.

Villages now have more variety as well - with the look of each one dependant on the biome. New building materials including scaffolding are being added in as well. On a different but related note, a new piece of Minecraft marketplace content will be released for free later this year. Below is a description:

Inspiration Island, a floating theme park world filled with creative challenges. Whether you are new to Creative Mode or just need a little extra inspiration, a visit here sets you on the path to craft your own groundbreaking worlds. By the time you leave the island, you’ll be a true blue creator, armed with loads of skills to make awesome things!

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Last is the announcement of a completely "new" Minecraft game. Minecraft Dungeons is inspired by classic dungeon crawlers. Here's the description and trailer:

What exactly is Minecraft: Dungeons? It’s an all-new action-adventure game inspired by classic dungeon crawlers, where you’ll constantly discover new weapons and items that will help you defeat a ruthless swarm of new-and-nasty mobs. You’ll fight or flee through canyons, swamps and – of course – mines!

You can brave the dungeons alone, or team up with friends. Up to four players can battle together through action-packed, treasure-stuffed, wildly varied levels, all in an epic quest to save the villagers and take down the evil Arch-Illager!

The new game is expected to arrive at some point on PC in 2019. Unfortunately, there's no word on a console release.

Does any of this upcoming Minecraft content interest you? Do you play Minecraft on the Switch or other Nintendo devices? Do you like the idea of Minecraft Dungeons? Would you like to see it come across to console eventually? Tell us below.

[source minecraft.net, via minecraft.net]