New Minecraft game in the works at Telltale

We didn’t see this one coming. Telltale Games has announced another new episodic gaming series… and this one’s based on Minecraft. Set to premiere in 2015, Minecraft: Story Mode is being developed in collaboration with Mojang and members of the Minecraft community, promising an entirely new experience.

This is all we've seen so far.

This is all we’ve seen so far.

Minecraft: Story Mode is set in the blocky world we all know and love, itnroducing new characters and touching on familiar themes. And yes, Mojang will be heavily involved.

We’re not going to pretend that this really makes any sense. Instead, we’ll let Owen Hill, Mojang‘s Chief Word Officer try to explain:

People really like the idea of stories about Minecraft, but forcing a narrative into our core game experience would restrict players’ freedom to view the world in their own unique ways. Instead, letting them explore an alternate interpretation via Minecraft: Story Mode, driven by the proven might of Telltale, seems like a no-brainer. We’re big fans of Telltale Games at Mojang, and we can’t wait to reveal more details on Story Mode soon.

Obviously, Minecraft: Story Mode will be a standalone product that will not require the original Minecraft game. The first episode will be out in 2015 for just about every platform you can play a game on.

For more information – and maybe a little context – you might like to play Info Quest II.

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