- For the first time since the original “Minecraft”, the series receives a new entry.
- It’s not a sequel – the game is called “Minecraft: Dungeons” and it’s a dungeon robot modeled after “Diablo”.
- âMinecraft: Dungeonsâ is expected to arrive on PC in 2019. It is not known when it will arrive on other platforms.
For the first time since the arrival of âMinecraftâ in 2011, a new entry in the series is in the works at the same studio that created the original. It’s called âMinecraft: Dungeonsâ – it was revealed on Saturday during an annual âMinecraftâ live show known as Minecon Earth 2018.
From what we’ve seen so far, it looks like a very “Minecraft-y” version of beloved classics like “Diablo”. It sounds like that too!
âDungeonsâ is described as âa brand new action-adventure game inspired by classic dungeon crawlers,â in its announcement. Alone or with a group of up to four friends, you will face off against “a ruthless swarm of new and evil mobs” in a variety of locations: “canyons, swamps and, of course, mines”.
The game is said to be an exciting project for the folks at Mojang, the Swedish studio that was founded to create the original “Minecraft”. This is the first of several new initiatives within Mojang aimed at expanding the universe of “Minecraft”.
Unlike “Minecraft”, the focus in “Minecraft: Dungeons” is action.
âWe wanted to make sure we made the dungeon robot part as good as possible,â Mojang’s creative lead Jens Bergentsen told me in a phone interview last week.
To that end, don’t expect to see a lot of the usual mining and craft activity.
âI would say it’s a distilled version of ‘Minecraft’,â Bergentsen said. âBuilding in the game is something we’ve talked about a lot, but we were concerned that it might distract from the game. So inâ Minecraft Dungeons âit’s strictly an adventure game with a storyline that s’ attached to it. “
The game is expected to arrive on PC for the first time in 2019 – a beta will precede its arrival, but don’t expect anything like the smooth launch of âMinecraftâ. âMinecraft: Dungeonsâ gets a relatively standard beta before a âtraditionalâ release, we’re told.
Check out the game’s first trailer here: