Alex (Minecraft)

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Alex
Minecraft character
First appearance
  • Minecraft
  • September 2, 2014
Last appearance
  • "Super Smash Bros. Ultimate"
  • Minecraft: Dungeons
Created byMarkus Persson
Jens Bergensten

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Alex is the default female player character in the sandbox video game, Minecraft of video games, owned by Mojang Studios and created by Markus Persson. Created to be a female version of game's first person avatar, Alex, along with her male counterpart Steve, has since become an icon of modern video gaming as a whole. She has starred in five games, and is depicted as a cubed humanoid with varying skins and clothes.

History[edit]

Alex is based on Jens Bergensten, One of the Lead Designers at Mojang. Alex was first added into Minecraft in September 2nd, 2014 When the 1.8 update ("The Bountiful Update") released. She was added as one of the default player skins on both Console and PC.

Appearances[edit]

Super Smash Bros.[edit]

Alex was announced the crossover fighting game Super Smash Bros. Ultimate on the 1st of October 2020, being an alternate skin of Steve.[1][2][3][4][5][6]. Alex attacks using a variety of Minecraft items and blocks, such as the sword and TNT[7][8][9]. The reaction to Steve and Alex's inclusion caused the social network platform Twitter to crash[10][11]. An in-depth presentation showcasing Alex's moves was held on 3rd of October 2020, approximately 45 minutes before the Minecraft Live livestream[12][13][14][15]. The developers of the game encountered difficulties in Alex's development, such as having to rework the stage to account for the existence of Minecraft blocks[16]. Alex will have alternate skins for the Minecraft Zombie, and Enderman in addition to Steve[17][18][19]

References[edit]

  1. Life, Nintendo (2020-10-01). "Minecraft's Steve Revealed As Super Smash Bros. Ultimate's Next DLC Fighter". Nintendo Life. Retrieved 2020-10-01.
  2. Ryan, Jackson. "Super Smash Bros. Ultimate is adding Steve from Minecraft as downloadable fighter". CNET. Retrieved 2020-10-01.
  3. Ruppert, Liana. "Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Adds Minecraft Steve To Its Roster". Game Informer. Retrieved 2020-10-01.
  4. Hernandez, Patricia (2020-10-01). "'Minecraft Kirby' isn't real, but that's not stopping the internet". Polygon. Retrieved 2020-10-01.
  5. Dassanayake, Dion (2020-10-01). "Smash Bros Ultimate new fighter REVEALED: Minecraft's Steve is DLC character 7". Express.co.uk. Retrieved 2020-10-01.
  6. "Minecraft Steve Joins Super Smash Bros. Ultimate". www.unilad.co.uk. Retrieved 2020-10-01.
  7. "Super Smash Bros. Ultimate's Next DLC Fighter Is Minecraft Steve". GameSpot. Retrieved 2020-10-01.
  8. October 2020, Hirun Cryer 01. "Super Smash Bros. Ultimate's next fighters are Minecraft's Steve, Alex, Zombie, and Enderman". gamesradar. Retrieved 2020-10-01.
  9. Faulkner, Cameron (2020-10-01). "Steve and Alex from Minecraft are the latest characters coming to Super Smash Bros. Ultimate". The Verge. Retrieved 2020-10-01.
  10. "Twitter Crashes And Reacts To Super Smash Bros. Ultimate's Minecraft Steve Reveal". GameSpot. Retrieved 2020-10-01.
  11. "Minecraft Super Smash Bros. Ultimate reveal causes Twitter to crash". VGC. 2020-10-01. Retrieved 2020-10-01.
  12. Life, Nintendo (2020-10-01). "Minecraft Steve's Smash Bros. Release Date And Further Details Will Be Revealed This Weekend". Nintendo Life. Retrieved 2020-10-01.
  13. "Steve from Minecraft is the next DLC character for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate". VG247. 2020-10-01. Retrieved 2020-10-01.
  14. "The next 'Super Smash Bros. Ultimate' fighter is Steve from 'Minecraft'". Engadget. Retrieved 2020-10-01.
  15. "Minecraft comes to Smash Bros. DLC as Microsoft x Nintendo bromance continues". Metro. 2020-10-01. Retrieved 2020-10-01.
  16. Life, Nintendo (2020-10-01). "Every Smash Bros. Ultimate Stage Has To Be Reworked For Minecraft Steve's Inclusion". Nintendo Life. Retrieved 2020-10-01.
  17. Michael, Cale (2020-10-01). "Minecraft Steve breaks into Super Smash Bros. Ultimate as the next DLC fighter". Dot Esports. Retrieved 2020-10-01.
  18. Life, Nintendo (2020-10-01). "Gallery: Minecraft Steve's Alt Costumes And Screenshots". Nintendo Life. Retrieved 2020-10-01.
  19. McWhertor, Michael (2020-10-01). "Minecraft is coming to Super Smash Bros. Ultimate". Polygon. Retrieved 2020-10-01.

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