After a leak on Amazon, Telltale Games has confirmed that the first episode of “Minecraft: Story Mode” will be coming to PS4, PS3, Xbox One, Xbox 360, PC and Mac on Oct. 13. The episode will also be coming to iOS and Android two days later on Oct. 15.
The Telltale Community Blog has also confirmed that “Minecraft: Story Mode” will be coming to the Nintendo Wii U and PlayStation Vita. No release date has been given for these versions yet, but news will be coming soon, apparently, so fans with these platforms have something to look forward to in the coming months.
Another thing that was confirmed is the physical retail copy of the game, which Telltale calls the Season Pass disc. Players, who decide to purchase the physical copy, will get the next four episodes right away through game updates. The physical copy will be available on Oct. 27, according to Game Informer.
Usually, Telltale releases physical copies of games when all the episodes have been released, like “Fables: The Wolf Among Us” and “The Walking Dead.” This is the first time the company decided to release a Season Pass disc, and this might not be the last time it happens, depending on how the physical copy does in sales.
Another noteworthy aspect of the announcement is the inclusion of Pee Wee Herman himself, Paul Reubens, who will be joining the game’s all-star voice cast. The rest of the cast include: Patton Oswalt, Catherine Taber, Brian Posehn, Ashley Johnson, Scott Porter, Martha Plimpton, Dave Fennoy, Corey Feldman and Billy West.
“Minecraft: Story Mode” is a game of firsts. It is the first official spinoff game from the incredibly successful “Minecraft” title. It is also the first Telltale game that lets players choose the gender and appearance of the protagonist Jesse. Each gender has three different character models that the players can choose from.
Like most games from Telltale, there will be five episodes in “Minecraft: Story Mode.” Should the game be popular enough, it might span a season two, just like “The Walking Dead” and maybe even “Game of Thrones.”