The story of Minecraft continues as Telltale Games has revealed that the third episode of Minecraft: Story Mode is coming next week. The Episode is called The Last Place You Look and will be available on all available platforms simultaneously on November 24th.
Here’s a plot synopsis for the episode:
“Trapped and running out of time, Jesse and crew must discover a means to locate Soren, the final member of the Order of the Stone. They’ll see sights and wonders beyond belief, including the horrors lurking beneath the starless sky of The End. Only Soren’s knowledge can help push back the all-consuming Witherstorm, but will it be enough to save the world?”
Minecraft: Story Mode has definitely had a more light-hearted vibe compared to other current Telltale Games series like Game of Thrones and The Wolf Among Us. However, that might not be such a good thing as the reviews so far have been mixed.
It wasn’t looking good for a while, but it looks like Minecraft will be making its way to the Wii U after all. European rating system PEGI has uploaded a rating for Minecraft Wii U through its official website, currently set for release today.
While Telltale Games’ Minecraft: Story Mode has seen a release on Nintendo’s console the main game has been strangely absent, so this would be a big game to bring to the Wii U. Scroll down for a screenshot of the PEGI rating for the game.
Telltale Games will be taking on the world of Minecraft with Minecraft: Story Mode, and the first episode will launch next month.
The name of the first episode is The Order of the Stone and will be the first of a 5-episode season. This game will launch digitally on PC, Mac, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 on October 13th. It will then launch for iOS and Android on October 15th. It will also be coming to PlayStation Vita and Wii U at some point, though a release window for those platforms is not known at this point.
Interestingly, a physical version for the game will be released a couple of weeks later on October 27th. This physical version of the game will come with episode one and a season pass to download the rest of the episodes. This is actually a really cool idea, as it gives fans of physical media the box right away without having to wait for the whole season to be done first.
Check out a teaser trailer for Minecraft: Story Mode below.
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.”
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.