TellTale’s next project is a rather unexpected release. The company famous for their episodic takes on famous tales, television shows, and games have announced a partnership with Minecraft developers to create a story mode version of the popular building world game.
The developer commented on the announcement, stating,
“Minecraft: Story Mode will be an all-new narrative-driven game series. Set in the world of Minecraft, the series will feature an original story, driven by player choice. It will not be an add-on for Minecraft, but rather a separate stand-alone product that will premiere in 2015 on consoles, computers and mobile devices. Telltale’s game series will mix new characters with familiar themes, in an entirely original Minecraft experience, inspired by the Minecraft community and the game that continues to inspire a generation.”
“Minecraft: Story Mode” is expected to debut the first chapter next year, 2015. It will be available on Xbox consoles, PlayStation consoles, PC, Mac, iOS, and Android-based devices.
Like previous TellTale game, “Minecraft: Story Mode” will be episodic, releasing each chapter at a time similarly to “The Wolf Among Us,” “The Walking Dead,” “Tales from the Borderlands,” and “Game of Thrones.”
“We’re not intending on creating an “official” story for Steve, or explaining the world of Minecraft in detail,” Mojang says. “It will be a cool game.”
“Minecraft” is about to get a whole lot more fantastic. It was announced last week that “Doctor Who” themed DLC packs would be releasing soon for the game on Xbox 360.
Starting this month the DLC packs will be available for $3 USD. It will give players the opportunity to have access to DW themed assets to change their avatars in to characters from the long-running series including a 12th Doctor lookalike along with five other Doctors and their companions. Also includes are some of the famous DW adversaries such as the Daleks.
As the current airing series progresses, more DLC packs will be released to coincide with episodes. Each pack will contain different doctors and characters.
Rikesh Desai, Digital Entertainment and Games Director of BBC Worldwide UK, said,
“We’re constantly looking for new and innovative ways to bring Doctor Who content to our loyal fans. Working collaboratively with Microsoft, we’ve created an exciting new product which will allow Doctor Who fans to create their own brand new adventures in the heart of the iconic world of Minecraft.”
“Minecraft” is finally coming to the PlayStation 3 starting May 16! Mojang announced that boxed copies of the popular game will go on sale for the PS3 after what feels like years of waiting by fans.
Owen Hill, of Mojang, revealed the retail disc information for Minecraft PlayStation 3 Edition on the PlayStation Blog.
“It comes with all the features you’d expect from the console versions of Minecraft, along with everything that came with update 14, including emeralds, Ender Chests, potatoes, and more,” Hill said.
“Minecraft” went on sale on the PlayStation Store late last year and according to Hill, more than 1.5 million copies have been sold. At Gamescom last year, Sony claimed that the game would be a launch title for the PS4, and the Vita version was later confirmed by creator Markus “Notch” Persson.
I will be the first to admit I don’t care for playing “Minecraft.” I know, I know, how is that possible? I don’t know but It has never grasped me. However, even if I did like the game, I would still be wary of film adaptation. Regardless, Warner Bros. has acquired the film rights to the game for a live action adaptation.
“Minecraft” has sold over 35 million copies across platforms such as Xbox 360 and iOS devices since being introduced in 2009. And that’s on top of the 14 million units sold for PC. It was created by Swedish programmer Markus Persson, who first tweeted the news, and published by Mojang.
The world-creation game will make its way to the big screen using a similar path of The Lego Movie‘s development in the sense that an approach and story will have to be created by a moviemaker since the world of the game has no real narrative except one ventured by the players.
Jon Berg will oversee the movie for the studio. CAA reps “Minecraft” and brokered the movie deal.