Today the Swedish game developers Mojang, creators of Minecraft, teamed up with renowned publisher Telltale Games to announce details on Minecraft: Story Mode – A Telltale Games Series.
Minecraft: Story Mode will be released episodically and will have a season pass available. The first episode is titled ‘The Order of the Stone’ and will be released digitally worldwide on most systems including PC, Mac, Playstation 4, Playstation 3, Xbox One, and Xbox 360 this Tuesday, October 13th. The iOS and Android handheld counterparts will be hitting App Stores two days later, on Thursday, October 15th.
Kevin Bruner, CEO and co-founder of Telltale Games explained that the game will incorporate “Many elements essential to the world of Minecraft, combined with Telltale’s trademark choice-based gameplay”. It will also allow you to play as either a male or female protagonist named ‘Jesse’, the main hero of the series who goes on a hazardous adventure exploring Minecraft’s iconic block-like scenery. The story starts off at EnderCon where Jesse and friends wanted to meet Gabriel the Warrior, but something goes terribly wrong. You and your companions have to embark on a journey to find the mysterious Order of the Stone in order to save your world. During your quest you’ll travel through a multitude of interesting biomes including areas such as the Overworld, the Nether, and even the End.
Jesse will be voiced by either Patton Oswalt or Catherine Taber depending on the gender you pick. This season will also showcase the voice talents of many other stars like Billy West, Ashley Johnson, Dave Fennoy, Paul Reubens, Corey Feldman, Martha Plimpton, and Scott Porter.
“One of the greatest things about this project is that it gives the community a chance to interact with the world of Minecraft in a new and different way” said Lydia Winters, Brand Director at Mojang. This innovative idea is a refreshing new step for Mojang and Telltale alike. The two teams worked collaboratively on this project to create a game that contains the loveable traits that both companies are known for.
(This is a news article from September 15, 2015)