Minecraft: Story Mode Episode 1 Debuts October 13 Digitally, Retail Version Arrives Late October

September 16, 2015 Written by Jason Dunning

Hitting their Fall 2015 release window, Telltale Games announced today that the first episode of Minecraft: Story Mode will be available digitally worldwide on October 13 for PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, Xbox One, Xbox 360, and PC/Mac, with an iOS/Android release on October 15.

Additionally, a retail version of Minecraft: Story Mode is launching on October 27 in North America and October 30 in Europe for PS4, PS3, XB1, and 360 in both regions, with Europe also getting a retail PC version.

Telltale adds, “The retail edition of Minecraft: Story Mode will ship with the premiere episode on the disc, and will grant access to the subsequent four episodes in the season as they become available to download via online updates.”

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Titled Episode 1: The Order of the Stone, it is the first of five episodes in the season and sees you playing as Jesse:

In Minecraft: Story Mode, playing as either a male or female hero named ‘Jesse,’ you’ll embark on a perilous adventure across the Overworld, through the Nether, to the End, and beyond. 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.

Telltale CEO Kevin Bruner said:

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. 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.

Telltale also acknowledged the PlayStation Vita version of Story Mode by saying, “The season will also be coming to PS Vita – stay tuned for more details on exact dates.” A Wii U version is also in development.

As for a couple other Telltale series, they said, “And one quick note for those looking forward to the season finales of Tales from the Borderlands and Game of Thrones – they are shaping up to be two of our most ambitious finales yet! Look out for more news on those coming out soon.”

[Source: Telltale Games]