Minecraft has been a wild success since the moment it came out of Alpha, going so far as to have its creator purchased by Microsoft. Minecraft’s appeal, however, never came from its narrative. In fact, the appeal came from the lack there of. Minecraft is about making your own story. Exploring a world free of a pre-existing story and making it your own.
The folks at Telltale, another Indie giant who has made strides in storytelling with The Walking Dead, The Wolf Among Us, Tales from the Borderlands, and more, have decided to give Minecraft the storytelling treatment. Minecraft: Story Mode, Telltale’s narrative-driven episodic adaptation of Minecraft, is going to be hitting Xbox One, Xbox 360, Windows 10, and all other platforms digitally on October 15th.
You’ll be able to pick up the first episode of the game on that date, but if you’re the sort of person that wants a physical copy, you can go out and pick it up on retail October 27th. This retail version will come with the first episode playable, and will give you access to future episodes as they become available. Keep an eye out on Telltale’s Twitter feed for an announcement of those release dates – Telltale is notorious for not announcing releases until a few days beforehand.
Minecraft: Story Mode looks like it could be a good adaptation of the indie darling, embracing some of the free spirit of Minecraft by allowing you to customize your main character, even choosing their gender (with male characters voiced by Patton Oswalt, and female ones voiced by Catherine Taber.) Telltale fans and Minecraft fans should both be getting excited about the possibilities that the coming episodes have in store, as they promise to infuse the spirit of Minecraft with the comical and narrative chops that Telltale has shown off time and time again.Further reading: Microsoft, Minecraft, Minecraft: Story Mode, Telltale