Minecraft Story Mode Episode 2 is now available to download. Here's what you need to know about Minecraft Story Mode, including the UK release date, platforms, episodes, gameplay and the official trailer. Read: Best PS4 games of 2015.
"You'll embark on a perilous adventure across the Overworld, through the Nether, to the End, and beyond," said the firm. "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."
Minecraft Story Mode UK release date and platforms
Made by Telltale Games, the Story Mode version of Minecraft is a narrative-driven video game about Minecraft closely developed with Mojang (now a subsidiary of Microsoft) and members of the community. It will be released in episodes just like other games including The Wolf Among Us, The Walking Dead and Game of Thrones.
Minecraft Story Mode Episode 1 was released on 13 October on a wide-range of platforms (27 October for retail). Just a couple of weeks later at Paris Games Week on 27 October it was announced that Minecraft Story Mode Episode 2 is now available to download for all platforms.
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Story Mode Episode 1 is called "The Order of the Stone" and there will be five episodes in all available for individual purchase or through a season pass. The retail version will come with the first episode on a disc, with the other four arriving via download when they are released. The newly released Minecraft Story Mode Episode 2 is called Assembly.
You'll be able to play Minecraft Story Mode on PlayStation 3, PS4, PS Vita, Xbox 360, Xbox One, PC, Mac, iOS and Android devices. For the first time a Minecraft game will also be available on a Nintendo console with Wii U support. Check out: PS4 vs Xbox One review.
Minecraft Story Mode gameplay demo and official trailer
In Minecraft Story Mode you'll take control of protagonist Jesse, who can be male or female (you get to choose between 6 options).
Jesse will be voiced by comedian Patton Oswalt with other cast including 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 (Futurama), and Paul Reubens (The Nightmare Before Christmas).
"We've been working closely with the people at Mojang to ensure that Minecraft: Story Mode absolutely feels like a part of the world that Minecraft players already know and love, with a cinematic story and trademark Telltale choice-based gameplay."
The game will take you to 'the Nether, the Farlands, the End, and beyond!' and you'll be able to drive how the story flows based on the decisions you make: what you say to people (and how you say it), and what you choose to do in moments of thrilling action.
Watch the Minecraft Story Mode official trailer below.
And if you missed the live stream at Twitch Con then you can see the Minecraft Story Mode gameplay demo in full below courtesy of OzzyUK.
Here's some action from Minecraft Story Mode Episode 2 Assembly, too: