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New Narrative-Driven Minecraft Game To Hit Stores This Month

“The Order of the Stone,” episode 1 of the new Minecraft Story Mode series, is set to hit stores on October 27, according to Engadget, and will be available for digital download even earlier — on October 13.

Gamers will be able to play as Jesse in this new narrative-driven release, and can choose between a male or female voice. Jesse and a group of friends go to a fan convention in celebration of a mysterious group of legendary warriors called The Order of the Stone. Trouble inevitably befalls the group, and Jesse and friends set out on a journey to find the Order (composed of Warrior, Redstone Engineer, Griefer, and Architect) and restore justice.

It is only a troubled land that has need for heroes.

The theatrical trailer for the game was released yesterday (see below) and features the voices of Patton Oswalt as the male version of Jesse, and Catherine Taber as the female version of Jesse. “The Order of the Stone” is the first episode in a five episode series. “It is only a troubled land that has need for heroes,” the trailer’s narrator states.

Telltale Games, creator of the new Minecraft series, is working on other releases, including Back to the Future: The Game – 30th Anniversary EditionThe Walking Dead: Michonne – A Telltale Games Mini-SeriesThe Walking Dead: Season 3, and an unnamed Marvel collaboration project.

The company also recently announced its new Super Show gameplay format, which will be released sometime in 2016, and will feature Telltale’s first original IP. The Super Show format will include interactive content and television-style narrative entertainment, for a unique gaming experience.

Named the “Most Innovative Company in Gaming” by Fast Company in 2014, Telltale Games is an independent video game developer, with a focus on episodic content. Located in Marin County, California — not far from San Francisco — Telltale Games began in 2004 and produces, develops, and self-publishes games for more than 6,000 devices, including personal computers, Xbox, PlayStation, and iOS and Android products.

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