The first of five episodes, The Order of the Stone, will release digitally on Tuesday, October 13th for Mac, PC, PS3, PS4, Xbox 360 and Xbox One. Two days later, the iOS and Android versions will be available on the App Store, Google Play and Amazon Appstore respectively. The game is also scheduled to release on Vita and Wii U at a later time.
For those who prefer physical releases, the disc version will release on October 27th and the 30th in North America and Europe respectively. North American players will be able to pick it up on PS3, PS4, Xbox 360 and Xbox One while UK players will have the choice to buy it for one of the aforementioned consoles or PC. The retail edition will ship with the premiere episode on the disc and grant access to the subsequent four episodes in the season as they become available to download via online updates.
“Developed in partnership with our friends at Mojang, this all-ages adventure series kicks off a thrilling story full of many elements essential to the world of Minecraft, combined with Telltale’s trademark choice-based gameplay,” said Kevin Bruner, CEO and co-founder of Telltale Games. “There are plenty of exciting details we’ve been keeping under wraps, and we’re thrilled that players will soon be starting their own adventure through the Nether to the Farlands and beyond with Jesse and The Order of the Stone.”
“One of the greatest things about this project is that it gives the community a chance to interact with the world of Minecraft in a new and different way. It also marks the beginning of some exciting narrative-form content based on our game,” said Lydia Winters, Brand Director at Mojang. “We worked directly with Telltale on every step of the process. Together we’ve created a blend of the amazing narratives that Telltale creates with all the fun and adventure you know and love from Minecraft. It’s got everything: creepers, crafting, an incredible cast of characters, and even an adorable pig. How awesome does that sound?“