Minecraft has always let you tell your own story with it’s open-world sandbox game. You can dig, build, fight zombies, and even explore amazing worlds built by other Minecraft fans and find your own way to play.
Now, though, Telltale wants you to immerse yourself in a new authored story that will be released episodically. Titled Minecraft: Story Mode, the upcoming game features a ton of famous voice-over actors to bring the story to life.
Take a listen to the trailer below and see if you can at least figure out who the main character, Jesse, is.
The Telltale game page spills the beans about who is in the video game. Check out all the big names below.
“Our cast includes Patton Oswalt (Ratatouille, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D), Brian Posehn, (The Sarah Silverman Program, Mission Hill), Ashley Johnson (The Last of Us, Tales from the Borderlands), Scott Porter (Friday Night Lights, X-Men) Martha Plimpton (The Goonies, Raising Hope), Dave Fennoy (The Walking Dead: A Telltale Games Series, Batman: Arkham Knight), Corey Feldman (The Goonies, Stand by Me), Billy West (Futurama, Adventure Time), and Paul Reubens (Tron: Uprising, Pee-Wee’s Playhouse) with more to be announced!”
While you won’t be able to wander around outside of the confines of the story, Telltale promises a game that will thrill both fans of the original Minecraft game as well as newcomers. It will have Telltale’s familiar choice-based gameplay, with the decisions you make in each scene affecting the gameplay and options available to you later in the game and in subsequent episodes.
Mojang’s Minecraft is possibly the most successful and well-known indie game out there, with millions of fans, a dedicated annual conference and a creator who can purchase any house he wants with the riches his game has generated.
Telltale Games has been telling tales based on popular media properties like The Walking Dead, Tales from the Borderlands and Fables for years now, so it only makes sense that they’d grab this uber-popular video game for its next project.
I, for one, can’t wait to check Minecraft: Story Mode out. How about you?