This year’s MineCon Live – developer Mojang’s annual celebration of all things Minecraft – is right around the corner, and ahead of the big day on 15th October, the studio is holding its yearly mob vote, with choice number one having now been revealed as the crab.
Minecraft’s annual mob vote, if you’re unfamiliar, gives players the chance to collectively decide on the creature they’d like to see added to the blockbusting survival sandbox next. Previously mob votes have resulted in the likes of the Glow Squid, Panda, Phantom, Llama, and Sniffer all ending up in-game, and the crab is now vying for a place in that illustrious line-up.
As per Mojang’s animated video introducing the crab, should voters shunt the little fella into first place, it’ll be found within the mangrove swamp biome. We’re also told about its crab claw, which, once acquired, will enable players to place blocks further away than would normally be possible – a bit of a builder-focused utility, then, this one.