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Telltale Aims to Craft a Better Story with ‘Minecraft: Story Mode’

Telltale Games has made some interesting choices along the way since their humble beginnings in 2004. They have worked on many different properties, including popular series such as Back to the Future, The Walking Dead, and Game of Thrones. They have also touched on the more obscure IP with games like Monkey Island, Homestar Runner, and Sam & Max. The amazing thing is that, aside from one misstep with Jurassic Park, Telltale Games has a nearly spotless record when it comes to point-and-click adventure games. However, even with a strong catalog of games behind them, when I heard that Minecraft was their next big game series, I must say that I had my doubts.

But have no fear! Telltales Games look like they have done it again! They said it couldn’t get done (*Editor’s Note: Only you said it couldn’t be done), but Telltale appears to have turned Minecraft into an exciting, courageous tale full of mystery, action, and adventure with Minecraft: Story Mode. See for yourself in the first trailer that was released in celebration of Minecon 2015:

While story details are somewhat thin, Telltale has given us a brief outline of the season through their website’s blog:

“You’ll 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 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.”

The voice acting for this series will also be top notch. Alongside Patton Oswalt as the games main protagonist, it will also include: Brian Posehn, Ashley Johnson, Scott Porter, Martha Plimpton, Dave Fennoy, Corey Feldman, Billy West, and Paul Reubens. This is definitely a voice cast I can get behind!

A release date has not yet been set, however it is expected to find its way to consoles and PC sometime in 2015. It will follow a similar episodic path set by previous Telltale games, releasing a new episode every month to month and a half. I don’t know about you, but I am excited to see more from the talented team over at Telltale Games!

What famous property would you like to see Telltale cover in the future? Let us know in the comments down below!

 

About James Mikolajewski

James Mikolajewski
James is a freelance writer, who also hosts the Life Of Gaming Podcast on iTunes.

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