Since its arrival in, Minecraft has become a global phenomenon where entire real-world cities have been modeled in digital form. Now, Mojang is carrying that legacy forward with the episodic adventure dubbed “Minecraft: Story Mode”.
The game will consist of five episodes, the first of which will be released later this year on all the major last and current-gen gaming consoles (bar Nintendo), and mobile devices.
The game, as seen by the trailer, can be a point-and-click adventure. How the story progresses depends on the actions chosen by the user. The game’s presentation is styled in the same 8-bit art that the series is known for.
According to the game’s description, you control a character named Jesse.
“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.”
Mojang, which is now owned by Microsoft, also showcased a demo for the HoloLens where players were shown interacting with virtual Minecraft blocks on tabletops.
More information on the game will be released as the year progresses further. It will be brought out as a stand-alone product rather than an add-on for the existing game.