The skies of Minecraft are about to become more blocky/dangerous, as creator Markus 'Notch' Persson has teased the arrival of dragons to the build-your-own-world adventure.

Earlier today, Notch answered a fan's request for more Minecraft info with a cryptic hinting he was: “developing epicness for minecraft!” Pressed for more information, Notch later posted screenshots of the majestic beast in action, which you can see in the gallery below

Minecraft has already been visited by dragons, dinosaurs, and other awe-inspiring creatures thanks to game mods and creative player creation. Still, consider this the 'official' version.

Notch did not say when dragons will appear in the game, only that he'll be working on it through the weekend. Considering Notch's company Mojang is currently in a with Bethesda's parent company Zenimax over the use of the title “Scrolls” for the indie studio's next game – a title Zenimax's lawyers claim may confuse potential Elder Scrolls IV: Skyrim consumers - he may want to keep this whole 'dragon' thing hush-hush.

Oct 7, 2011

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  • donutman7 - October 8, 2011 10:23 a.m.

    I really like the direction minecraft is going in
  • D0CCON - October 7, 2011 4:58 p.m.

    I hope they release this on 11/11/11.
  • KNITEpanda - October 7, 2011 1:28 p.m.

    This whole Zenimax vs Mojang war is childish...They should just drop it and leave each other alone. What's next? Copyrighting the fact that someones game has dragons in it? They need to just focus on working on their own games and how about this for a change. Stop leaking future ideas? Sure you want to entice people in, but look at what that does. It just causes trouble. I'm all for playing Skyrim because I love dragons and the Elder Scrolls series, however, I thoroughly enjoy playing Minecraft, and to see Notch come up with his own dragons (after having played with the dragon mod) I'm very intrigued to see how it plays out.
  • Person5 - October 9, 2011 10:30 a.m.

    Its not over dragons, its over Mojang's other game 'Scrolls' Bethesda feels that people will confuse Scrolls with The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim, therefore Mojang gets sued for copyright infringement, not about the dragons in both games
  • Evanesco - October 7, 2011 12:01 p.m.

    Go ahead. Poke fun at Bethesda. We'll see how long it takes for them to bankrupt you Notch.
  • Logic - October 7, 2011 12:42 p.m.

    You don't actually think this will hold up in court, do you? Zenimax is probably only doing it so they can have a case if something that actually does confuse people shows up, an example being something like "The Ancient Scrolls VI: Dragontown"
  • EnigmaSpirit - October 7, 2011 3:52 p.m.

    There is no way that would hold up in court. They can't own the rights to the word "scrolls." If so then I am going to try to get the rights to "the." I am going to make so much in royalties.
  • LeSieg - October 7, 2011 11:13 a.m.

    Last paragraph has an error in it. You wrote, "...potential Elder Scrolls IV: Skyrim consumers..." Skyrim is Elder Scrolls V. <3
  • jenovalife1 - October 7, 2011 10:23 a.m.

    bethesda better not get them on that too. if they do they'd have to retroact it and get onto the companies that made the Dungeons and DRAGONS games.
  • Net_Bastard - October 7, 2011 12:08 p.m.

    Zenimax, not Bethesda.
  • db1331 - October 7, 2011 10:07 a.m.

    November just got even more confusing. Now when I go to buy Skyrim, I have to make sure I don't accidentally buy Scrolls OR Minecraft instead.
  • Person5 - October 9, 2011 10:32 a.m.

    you don't have Minecraft already?
  • CrashmanX - October 7, 2011 9:45 a.m.

    GLORIOUS! 1.9/1.10 updates can't come soon enough!
  • TheZigMan - October 7, 2011 9:43 a.m.

    This just made Minecraft better. Didnt know that could happen

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