Minecraft is the second best-selling video game of all time.

Johannesburg - Sony Computer Entertainment Europe announced the arrival of global phenomenon Minecraft: PlayStation3 Edition.

It will be available in disc form from May 14 2014, across PAL regions.

The wildly popular title has been available to download from PSN since the end of last year and has to date been downloaded by more than 1.5 million users, making it one of the most successful releases on the service.

Created by independent Swedish developer studio Mojang, Minecraft was officially released in 2011 with an overwhelming reception from the gaming community.

To date, more than 14 million people have bought the game and crafted everything from boats to entire cities.

Due to the versatility and customisation the title offers, fans span from the hardcore gaming community to a younger school audience.

Build, craft and explore a world with the freedom to do whatever you want. Dig down into the unknown depths or build incredible structures, from humble homes to grand cityscapes.

Decide to go it alone or bring your friends along for the ride in eight-player online multiplayer and four-player split screen modes.

The new PS3 Edition will come loaded with all the features you'd expect from the console versions of Minecraft, along with everything that came with the most recent update of the game, including Emeralds, Ender Chests, potatoes and more.

In addition to the upcoming PS3 disc release, Minecraft will also be available on PlayStation4 and PlayStationVita later this year.