New Minecraft handbook covers revealed in anticipation of latest release from online gaming sensation.

Egmont reveals book covers for first Minecraft published titles

In anticipation of the latest release from online gaming sensation, Minecraft, Egmont has revealed the book covers of the property’s first published titles.

The covers have been revealed in a video trailer available on the site

Th Minecraft Beginners Handbook and The Minecraft Annual will launch on October 10th and will be available for £7.99. The redstone Handbook will follow soon after in December, also priced at £7.99.

Sarah Bates, publishing and marketing director, Egmont Publishing Group, said: "We are extremely proud of our first Minecraft books – we’ve aimed to make them look as similar to that of the books in the game so fans will be familiar with this design style.

"We think they look and feel fantastic. With hardback covers, gold foiling, embossing and a paper stock that you could build a house from, we’re extremely excited about the fan reaction in October."

Lydia winters, director of fun, Mojang, added: "It’s exciting to know our community will have some incredible books to take their adventures with Minecraft outside of the digital realm.

"We’re proud that we can give children a renewed sense of passion about reading through their love of our game."

Egmont acquired global exclusive US publishing rights for the BAFTA award-winning gaming brand in November 2012.

View the trailer below.

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