Above is a screenshot of Minecraft’s new mob, the Enderdragon. Notch has released some screenshots over on his twitter and on reddit about these new mobs. 

A reddit user, cptqwashi, took a stab at what, exactly, the Enderdragon was. Here’s what he offered:

“Perhaps the new dimension will be called ender , and will be the home to the mysterious endermen and deadly enderdragons … [sic]“

Notch responded in the same Reddit thread and indicated that cptqwashi was “100% correct.” We will see a new, Ender dimension along with Enderdragons.

The screenshot you see above is an early and un-textured version of the Enderdragon. Notch wound up dishing a bit of information regarding the screenshot and the mob’s progress. We’ve just run them below in chronological order:

Our internet connection is very, VERY slow, so uploading images takes ages. But here’s the progress so far:http://i.imgur.com/xj6us.jpg

I started tweaking some code. Model parts can now contain child model parts! Minecraft is almost becoming a modern game. :D

And texturing this dragon is going to be.. interesting.. I’ll keep working on this way into this weekend, probably. :-D

It’s not been discussed which version of Minecraft will see the Enderdragon or the inclusion of the Ender dimension; however, we can assume it will come in the form of a pre-release sometime over the next several weeks.

Here is a brighter version of the picture:

Image Credit: Notch – Brighter Image Credit: TechnoBuffalo

[Via Notch, Technobuffalo