One of the most popular video games of today, Mojang’s Minecraft is an open-world, sandbox game that allows players to create their own entire communities and play, virtually, however they want to. From creating to surviving a series of dangerous hazards, Minecraft can basically be any game that the player wants it to be, with everything rendered in a charming, 8-bit style system of blocks in a 3D world. It’s also a massive commercial success, recently becoming the third best-selling video game of all-time behind Tetris for mobile devices, and Nintendo’s Wii Sports.
It’s hard to imagine a story of any major kind for Minecraft, but now, some of the best storytellers in video games are going to take a crack at it. Telltale Games, creators of such story-driven hits as The Walking Dead and The Wolf Among Us has announced their next project, which is entitled Minecraft: Story Mode. According to the official Telltale Blog, the game will be just as character-driven as many of the other Telltale projects.
You’ll control protagonist Jesse throughout the season, as portrayed by actor Patton Oswalt. Jesse and his group of friends revere the legendary Order of the Stone; four adventurers who slayed an Ender Dragon. The Order are the very best at what they do: Warrior, Redstone Engineer, Griefer, and Architect. While at EnderCon, Jesse and his friends discover that something is wrong… something dreadful. Terror is unleashed, and they must set out on a journey to find The Order of the Stone if they are to save their world from oblivion.
The season will feature Patton Oswalt, Brian Posehn, Ashley Johnson, Scott Porter, Martha Plimpton, Dave Fennoy, Corey Feldman, Billy West, and Paul Reubens. Look for further casting details to come!
See the trailer for the game below.
Minecraft: Story Mode will be released on Xbox and PlayStation consoles, as well as PC, Mac, iOS, and Android later this year. For more info as it becomes available, keep a tab open to GeekNation.
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