The debut trailer for Minecraft: Story Mode was finally revealed just in time for Minecon 2015.
Once a simple sandbox creation game, Minecraft exploded into a cross-market cultural phenomenon. The popular PC title has since been given the mobile, console and physical release treatment; Minecraft will also be the first title to support Microsoft’s future HoloLens interface. Minecraft‘s popularity was even immense enough to spawn its own convention- Minecon.
Developer Telltale Games was previously reported to be developing their own Minecraft title, with Minecraft: Story Mode. The debut trailer and the first details regarding Story Mode‘s plot were released over the weekend:
“Players will control protagonist Jesse throughout the season, as portrayed by actor Patton Oswalt. Jesse and his group of friends revere the legendary Order of the Stone; four adventurers who slayed an Ender Dragon. The Order is 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.”
Minecraft: Story Mode – Episode 1 is “coming soon” to 360, Xbox One, PS3, PS4, PC and Mac, with mobile platforms arriving on a later date. Telltale Games is responsible for several player-choice and narrative-driven games based on popular franchises including Game of Thrones, Back to the Future, The Walking Dead, The Wolf Among Us and Tales From the Borderlands.
Minecon 2015 was held on July 4-5 in London.