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Alongside the usual technical tweaks and bug fixes, Minecraft 1.4 is set to introduce some clever and curious new features, many of which you can see for yourself if you fancy downloading the latest developer snapshot. Be aware that, of course, this is a work in progress and not representative of everything 1.4 will offer, but here's some of what we can expect.
Out of the blue, developer Nathan "Dinnerbone" Adams casually tweeted the news that he was having a hard time drawing and texturing a new mob with a "less traditional witch look."