As famous on Reddit (thanks Eurogamer), the up to date character fashions now have sure 3D parts to their base blockiness — rolled sleeves! flowing hair! new sneakers! — however the star of the present is the comeback of Steve’s retro goatee.
Virtually by definition, the Minecraft character skins have lengthy been with out, erm, definition, but when there may be one factor that stood out about Steve, the sport’s longest-running avatar, it was his beard (or creepy upturned smile as this author believed it to be for a few years). Nonetheless, in 2009 Mojang shaved Steve’s beard off, and the ponytailed Alex was launched as a participant possibility in 2014.
Apparently, whereas the beard remained absent from the principle recreation, it has nonetheless made appearances over the previous decade, notably coming alongside for the journey when Steve was added as a playable fighter in Tremendous Smash Bros. Final with the grizzled look of a cuboid man about to beat Kirby to a pulp. The return of the beard modifications Steve again from a clean-shaven explorer to a person who’s seen some issues.
We aren’t the one ones who’re happy to see the return of Steve’s face fur. The beard bros. have been fast to Twitter to voice their pleasure on the returning facial hair, sharing fan artwork and different posts of pleasure.
We have been additionally happy to see that we weren’t the one ones who had mistaken the beard for an emotive smile. In a collection of Twitter confessions, we found that many followers of the sport had thought the identical factor.
If Steve is again in his bushy section, then our fingers are crossed for a moustache to make an look come November!
What do you make of the return of the goatee? Did you additionally suppose it was a smile? Tell us under.