— Telltale Games (@telltalegames) October 27, 2015
As part of their announcement that Minecraft: Story Mode is available at retail in North America today, with Europe getting it on Friday, Telltale Games revealed that Minecraft: Story Mode Episode 2: Assembly Required will be available to download this week on all platforms, though they didn’t give a specific date.
Telltale Games CEO and Co-Founder Kevin Bruner said:
Premiering Minecraft: Story Mode this month, we’ve been overjoyed by the reception from both the Minecraft community and fans of Telltale across the world diving into the all-ages adventure and making key decisions that will craft their own stories throughout the rest of the season. This week, we’re happy to offer the game on a special disc at retailers worldwide, including access to the thrilling second episode, Assembly Required, which will feel like a completely different chapter for players depending on their paths taken in episode one.
Here’s the description for Episode 2: Assembly Required, but be warned as it does contain spoilers:
In the second chapter of our story, time is running out for our intrepid heroes. The Wither Storm looms ever closer, consuming everything in its wake. Depending on their decisions, Jesse and friends are off to explore either kingdoms of chaos or wondrous Redstone marvels in search of Magnus or Ellegaard, the remaining known members of The Order of the Stone. Can these legendary figures help our heroes stop the impending threat?
Your path in ‘Assembly Required’ will differ greatly depending on your choices made in ‘The Order of the Stone’, so more than one playthrough is definitely recommended after your season concludes! Did you choose to save Gabriel or Petra amid the Wither Storm? Did you choose to seek the help of Magnus the Griefer or Ellegaard the Redstone Engineer? This is one of our most divergent episodes yet depending on the paths you’ve chosen – and many players will have completely different experiences depending on where they’ve decided to go!
Will you be playing through Episode 2 when it launches?