Minecon 2019 is underway, and it’s bringing us plenty of announcements around the world’s biggest sandbox – plus details on some other closely related games. We’ve also got some new info on the blocky Diablo-like, Minecraft: Dungeons, including a fresh trailer and a new look at how the game’s four-player co-op works.
As previously announced, Minecraft: Dungeons has drop-in, drop-out co-op, which will dynamically adjust in difficulty based on the number of players. During the Minecon presentation, we got a look at how players can simply pick up a controller and hop into the action, using enchanted items, spells, and combat in Diablo-style isometric gameplay over randomly-generated levels. It’s action-packed and the new spell effects look terrific. One artifact you can find will summon a war llama who will arrive and help you out in battle.
Minecraft: Dungeons lists inspirations as far-ranging as Diablo and Left 4 Dead, so clearly it’s a massive divergence from its block-building forerunner – though perhaps no more so than the likes of Minecraft: Story Mode.
As for the new cinematic trailer, the Minecon team showed off Minecraft Dungeons’ full opening cinematic, which tells the story of how a lost villager becomes the Supreme Illager. He’s the guy you’ll be after as you fight for loot and gear in Minecraft Dungeons.
What happens when a lonely, outcast Illager stumbles upon a mysterious object with terrifying powers? Find out in the all-new Minecraft Dungeons opening cinematic, then sign up for a chance to play first!
— Minecraft Dungeons (@dungeonsgame) September 28, 2019
The Minecraft: Dungeons release date is due for sometime in spring 2020.