Minecraft: Story Mode, the upcoming episodic adventure game from Telltale Games (of The Walking Dead and Game of Thrones game fame) will debut on October 13th, 2015. The game’s first episode will be available digitally on that day while a physical release will follow on October 27th, 2015.
Episode one of Minecraft: Story Mode is called “The Order of the Stone.” There will be five episodes in all, and they will be available for individual purchase or through a season pass. For those of you planning on purchasing the physical release, the disc will come with the first episode while the other four will be arriving via download when they become available.
Pricing for individual Story Mode episodes and the season pass has yet to be announced.
Story Mode lets players take control of the protagonist Jesse, who can be either male or female, as they navigate a grand story packed with adventure and danger.
“You’ll embark on a perilous adventure across the Overworld, through the Nether, to the End, and beyond,” the company said in its plot description. “You and your friends revere the legendary Order of the Stone: Warrior, Redstone Engineer, Griefer, and Architect; slayers of the Ender Dragon. While at EnderCon in hopes of meeting Gabriel the Warrior, Jesse’s friends discover that something is wrong… something dreadful. Terror is unleashed, and you must set out on a quest to find The Order of the Stone if you are to save your world from oblivion.”
Telltale has said that they are working “closely” with the Mojang team to make sure that Story Mode “absolutely feels like a part of the world that Minecraft players already know and love.”
On top of exploring the beloved Minecraft world in new depth, players will be treated to some top-end voice talent. In July, Telltale confirmed some of the game’s voice cast, which includes comedian Patton Oswalt, former teen heartthrob Corey Feldman, Futurama’s Billy West and Pee Wee Herman himself Paul Reubens
Story Mode will be playable on Xbox One, Xbox 360, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, PC, Mac and Wii U come October. This is the first time a Minecraft game has ever been released on a Nintendo platform and the first time the series comes to a new system since Microsoft acquired Minecraft developer Mojang and the Minecraft franchise in September for $2.5 billion. PlayStation Vita and mobile platform versions of the game have also been announced, however there is still no release date announced for those versions.