Mojang may be quitting on Scrolls, their CCG conceived before the world got Hearthstoned, but the corner block of their business is expanding. Minecraft: Story Mode, Telltale’s celebration of Minecraft culture, is ready to make its first public appearance.
A tweet from Telltale’s official account yesterday more than suggested the episodic game would make an appearance at the London expo on July 4th and 5th.
Let us tell you a story… pic.twitter.com/fZqon96NW9
— Telltale Games (@telltalegames) June 29, 2015
That chimes with Telltale director of PR Job Stauffer’s assurance that the studio would “be there”, made during Giant Bomb’s exhaustive E3 streaming.
“We would have brought that [to E3], but I think Minecraft has its own convention in two weeks, maybe over fourth of July weekend, somewhere in London,” he said. “Maybe you’ll see it there. Just a hunch.”
Minecraft: Story Mode will be a standalone, narrative-driven game in the mode Telltale have perfected. Mojang have reassured players that it won’t lay down any “official lore”, but rather offer “one interpretation of the world and its logic”.
It’ll be released before Christmas on PC and Mac. And I suspect the oddness of it might just have driven Telltale to play with their paradigm for the first time in a few years. What do you reckon?