4J tweeted the release date (via Joystiq). As previously reported, this update is set to add new Enderdragon behaviors in The End, climbable vines, spawn eggs, new building materials, loot in Blacksmith buildings, and various other tweaks and fixes. You can check out the full (and lengthy) changelog for more details on what exactly this update will bring.
The Twitter account also revealed that the XBLA version has recently crossed the six million mark, adding another notch to its growing belt.
Steve Watts posted a new article, Minecraft XBLA update 9 coming Friday.
Minecraft's "Update 9" is coming on Friday, 4J Studios has announced. It adds new End behaviors, a host of new building materials, and various fixes.
Cool. I love playing this with my son on the 360.
My kids will pee with glee at this news.