Telltale revealed the World Premier trailer for Minecraft: Story Mode at Minecon today, along with new details and cast list.
“You’ll control protagonist Jesse throughout the season, as portrayed by actor Patton Oswalt,” a blog post reads. “Jesse and his group of friends revere the legendary Order of the Stone; four adventurers who slayed an Ender Dragon.” The Order consists of a Warrior, Redstone Engineer, Griefer, and Architect, all of whom are “the very best at what they do.”
“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.”
Staying in the vein of the Telltale formula, Minecraft: Story Mode is a five part episodic game, with the player dictating the story through narrative and action sequence choices.
“We’ve worked closely with the amazing team at Mojang to ensure this story is a natural fit for the Minecraft world fans already know and love,” said Kevin Bruner, CEO and co-founder of Telltale Games. “As Jesse, players will steer their own path through a tale of adventure and survival; all brought to life by an all-star cast. Through Telltale’s choice-based gameplay and a story spanning from the Nether to the Farlands, the End, and beyond, we can’t wait for fans to experience this new take on the beloved world of Minecraft.”
The all-star cast Bruner was speaking of for Minecraft: Story Mode includes Patton Oswalt (Ratatouille), Brian Posehn (Fantastic 4: Rise of the Silver Surfer), Ashley Johnson (The Last of Us), Scott Porter (Batman: Arkham Knight), Martha Plimpton (The Goonies), Dave Fennoy (The Walking Dead), Corey Feldman (The Goonies), Billy West (Adventure Time), and Paul Reubens (Pee-wee’s Big Adventure).
“The interactive storytellers at Telltale are giving players the chance to explore their own unique interpretation of the Minecraft universe,” said Owen Hill, Chief Word Officer at Mojang. “They’ve crafted a story that follows the logic of Minecraft, but still manages to feel original. It’s actually pretty funny too. And the pig is adorable. We’re super excited about players digging deeper into the world of Minecraft: Story Mode later this year.”
Minecraft: Story Mode will hit PS3, PS4, Xbox 360, Xbox One, PC, Mac, iOS, and Android later this year.