Minecraft gets an Xbox One S bundle and themed controllers

World of Tanks is available now on Xbox 360 and Xbox One and will be available on the Xbox One X when it debuts. The $499 super-powered Xbox One games console, capable of running games at up to 4K native resolution, launches worldwide on November 7.

Anyway, in addition to the console with its Creeper controller, Microsoft has produced a second Minecraft-branded Xbox One control pad. The console and Xbox Wireless Controller are inscribed with the words "Project Scorpio". Pre-orders for the three newly announced systems are now live on the Microsoft Store website.

Preorders are officially open effective immediately from the following outlets.

Microsoft says there will only be "a limited number" of Xbox One X Project Scorpio Edition consoles, which will be available exclusively through these pre-orders.

Microsoft just dropped a bunch of new videos for the upcoming games for the Xbox One X console and its Xbox One predecessor. Consumers can preorder the Xbox One X at Amazon, Best Buy, Microsoft, Target and Walmart. Packaging is themed to look similar to the original Xbox console. (It debuts initially on Xbox One on August 29).

Finally, if you choose to pick up the new system, switching to it from your old Xbox One should be pretty straightforward. Oh, you also get an exclusive stand too and a 1-month subscription to Xbox Game Pass.

On Sunday evening in Germany, Microsoft's Xbox division ran a GamesCon Cologne (Köln) Livestream to show off the hardware and software they will be showcasing in their booth. Middle-earth: Shadow of War seems to take on everything that made Shadow of Mordor our game of the year in 2014 and crank it up to levels that could very easily make it another game of the year contender in 2017.

At gamescom 2017, Xbox also debuted new game trailers, which you can watch below! There's no telling how long the console will stay in stock, so act fast if you want to snag one.

  • Essie Rivera