The Minecraft: Story Mode Trailer Is Exactly What I Was Hoping For

When Telltale Games announced that they would be taking yet another popular license – this time Minecraft – and turn it into an episodic adventure, I admit I was skeptical. Not only does it seem like just about everything is going episodic these days, how the heck do you make an episodic adventure about a game that had no story to begin with?

Well, judging from the new trailer that was shown at this year’s Minecon event for what is called Minecraft: Story Mode, they’re on the right track. The tone is goofy and light-hearted, with a story that seems very simple and in line with what could ever pass as a story in a game about mining blocks. Check out the trailer for the game below.

Here’s a plot synopsis from the YouTube video’s description:

“Players will 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 is 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.”

New Information On Minecraft: Story Mode Coming Soon

At the end of last year we learned that Telltale Games would be taking yet another beloved series and turning it into an episodic adventure. This time they were taking Minecraft (of all things!) and are calling it Minecraft: Story Mode.

While any news regarding the game after that was slim to none, it looks like we might finally be hearing more very soon. Telltale Games took to twitter to tease that the game just might be making an appearance at Minecon.

Minecon 2015 is set to be held from July 4th to July 5th in London. Scroll down to see Telltale’s tweet.

Telltale’s Game Of Thrones Episode 4 Coming Soon

Get ready for another episode of Telltale Games’ take on the massively popular Game of Thrones series.

The next episode in developer Telltale Games’ Game of Thrones series is coming to consoles and PC very soon. The latest episode is called Sons of Winter.

This news was released via their official website where they released a synopsis while also releasing screenshots. Here’s what they had to say about the new episode, though avoid reading the quote if you haven’t played the previous episodes:

“In Episode 4, the fate of the scattered Forresters hangs in the balance, and no one allied with the family is safe. An unexpected meeting offers Rodrik a new opportunity to free Ironrath from its Whitehill stranglehold, but with young Ryon Forrester still held prisoner, his next moves are critical. Gared must abandon Castle Black and venture beyond the Wall in search of the mysterious North Grove, risking encounters with Wildlings and worse. In King’s Landing, the population is reeling from a recent royal death, and Mira must step carefully in an increasingly complex game of politics where secrets are traded as currency. Far away in Essos, Asher infiltrates the slave city of Meereen at the behest of Daenerys Targaryen, but will the friendship he holds dear break under the strain of a mission that raises memories best forgotten?”

The previous episodes in the series have been released on a variety of different platforms; such as PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, PC, iOS and Android. You can check back here when a release date for four has been confirmed.

Marvel And Telltale Games Announce Partnership

Expect a brand new game series from Telltale Games and Marvel Games in 2017.

Telltale Games is partnering with everyone these days to bring popular series to the video game world, so it really isn’t all that surprising that Telltale Games and Marvel Games are teaming up.

The two are teaming up for a brand new game series that will launch in 2017, though there is currently no information on what kind of game it will be or what Marvel characters it will feature.

Marvel Games’ executive producer Mike Jones said the following regarding the partnership:

“We’ve been busy. It takes a long time to find the right partner. We have one special game we’re excited about.”

Seeing as this new series is still 2 years away, I think it’s safe to say that it will be a while before we hear about any gameplay details. Still, it’s exciting to see the great Telltale Games take on one of the biggest brands on the market today.

Telltale Games Has Partnered With Lionsgate

Lionsgate and Telltale Games will be working together to not only bring Lionsgate properties to video games, but also Telltale Games to television.

Telltale Games have been on a roll for several years now with their episodic adventures that were adapted from previous IPs, and now a major move has been made as Lionsgate makes a “significant investment” in the company.

Lionsgate announced that they have partnered with Telltale Games to bring their major movies and tv shows over to the video game format. Lionsgate is known for series like The Hunger Games and Mad Men, which could both be very solid candidates for a potential video game adaptation.

Lionsgate’s Chief Executive Officer, Jon Feltheimer, will also be joining Telltale Games’ Board of Directors. Tellale Games’ CEO Kevin Bruner said the following about this new partnership:

“Lionsgate has a great track record in developing and marketing feature films as well as platform-defining premium scripted television. This partnership will accelerate Telltale’s ability to create not only original games, but episodic television series based on our game properties – an area at the cutting edge of industry growth.”

That last sentence is what really grabs my attention, as this means that some of Telltale Games’ properties will be making it to television screens at some point. It’s unknown if they would bring the likes of The Wolf Among Us to TV, but it was recently revealed that they have an original IP in the works that could definitely end up filling that bill.

Telltale Games Is Working On An Original IP?

Telltale Games just keeps on chugging along.

Some pretty big news has come out of the Telltale Games camp as a result of the announcement that president and co-founder Kevin Bruner and will become the new CEO of the company. The news in question talks of upcoming games that are in development, but more interestingly there is a game they are developing that is not an adaptation of an existing IP.

You probably know that they have been steadily churning out episodes for The Walking Dead, The Wolf Among Us, Game of Thrones and Tales From The Borderlands, but the studio also claims that “unannounced partnerships” and an “upcoming original IP” are also in the works. In other words:  Telltale Games is taking over the planet.

New CEO Kevin Bruner said the following:

“Our top priority is to continue fostering an environment where the most talented and creative storytellers in the industry are working side by side with the world’s biggest creative partners will help ensure Telltale’s vision of continuing to break new ground as leading storytellers in the entertainment space.”

No release windows have been announced for any of these upcoming projects, but rest assured that they probably aren’t too far off if the company’s track record is anything to go by.

Telltale Games And Mojang Announce ‘Minecraft: Story Mode’

Telltale Games will be adapting yet another popular IP into their critically-acclaimed episodic format.

There is there any series out there that Telltale Games is not making into an episodic adventure? Apparently not, as they and Minecraft devs Mojang have announced that Minecraft: Story mode is coming next year.

This game will reportedly tell an original story that is driven by player choice, though it is not intended to be an expansion or official explanation for the actual Minecraft world. This is going to be its own standalone game, which will allow Telltale to essentially do whatever the hell they want with the IP.

Telltale said the following about the upcoming game:

“Telltale’s series will mix new characters with familiar themes, in an entirely original Minecraft experience, inspired by the Minecraft community and the game that continues to inspire a generation.”

Although an official release date was not confirmed, the game is expected to release next year for PC, consoles and mobile devices.