If you’ve ever played any of the Telltale games, you know how they are structured. You also recognize that more than anything, they want to tell a story. Designed to force players to make decisions in a timely manner, it’s essential that you are quick on your feet. With that stated, Telltale games have become quite popular, so why would they not develop a story based on another well-liked title?
Minecraft: Story Mode is about to come to the Playstation Store (as well as the PS Vita at some point) as an episodic series, one episode released at a time. Players will have the option to purchase the season pass (episodes 1-5), but will still only be able play each episode when given the access to download. You will also have the option to obtain a hard copy, which will be available to purchase a few weeks after the digital release.
Playstation hasn’t revealed a great deal of information for Minecraft: Story Mode, but they have exposed just enough to provide us with a brief introduction.
In a nutshell, you will be able to choose whether your protagonist is male or female, but regardless, their name will be Jesse (a fairly gender-neutral name, I’d say.) In addition to that, you will have the option to choose between three different looks for both genders – this kind of customization is a first for Telltale games.
Jesse will venture through the Overworld with a diverse group of friends, hopeful to be introduced to Gabriel the Warrior, one of the four slayers of the Ender Dragon. But once they reach Endercon, they come to discover that something is horribly wrong and your world is in terrible danger. It is your job as the hero to acquire The Order of the Stone in hopes to save everyone from abomination.
Check out the trailer for Minecraft: Story Mode below to get a glimpse at the cinematic story.
Release Date: Playstation Store: October 13, 2015
Retail: October 27, 2015