• Shouldn't you be on Minecraft.net right now?


    This blog is no longer the go-to place for official Minecraft news! From now on we’ll be posting snapshots, updates, and lots, lots more on Minecraft.net.

    Minecraft.net! Bookmark it! Make it your homepage!

    Why have we done this? Learn that and more on Minecraft.net!

    Note: we’ll still use this blog for any Mojang news that’s not relevant to Minecraft. There’s not a lot of that about right now but thought it was worth mentioning.


    Owen - @bopogamel and Marsh - @marshdavies

  • A Journey’s End: Story Mode Episode 8 arrives!

    Are you sitting down? I’ve got good news and bad news. The good news is that Story Mode Episode 8 is here! It’s due to roll out today for PC, Mac and consoles. Hooray! The bad news is that this thrilling caper represents the very final instalment of the three-part DLC adventure. I know, I know. Do you need to be held? I’ve heard that breathing into a paper bag helps.

    But if Jesse and the gang’s tale is coming to a conclusion, then it’s certainly not going out quietly. Having survived supernatural storms, maniacs in mansions, malevolent intelligence and more, Jesse’s crew have one last and potentially lethal trial before they can find their way back through the Portal Corridor. In their haste to obtain the Atlas, our heroes find themselves stumbling into the midst of a deadly tournament, in which people are forced to Spleef for their very lives, or else find themselves cracking quartz in the mines.

    What strange rules define The Games? Who are the mysterious trio who run them? Will Jesse and co even make it to the finish line alive? All these questions and more will be answered when you play the episode - available to download individually for $4.99 or as part of the $14.99 Adventure Pass which gives you access to all three episodes of our DLC mini-season.


    Marsh - @marshdavies

  • Story Mode Episode 7 live next week. Here’s a trailer!

    Having barely escaped the murderous mansion-dwelling maniac in Episode 6, new and even weirder hazards await Jesse and the gang as they explore the Portal Hallway. Doorways lead to a multitude of worlds - but each proves more dangerous than the last. How will the New Order of the Stone ever find their way back home?

    Perhaps the secrets of the Old Builders lie in a world of redstone riches. Surely such a place might conceal the incredible tech necessary to see our heroes home safely. But are such clever computing powers so easily contained?


    You can play this latest episode, titled “Access Denied”, next Tuesday July 26th.

    Episode 7 can be purchased as part of the $14.99 Adventure Pass - three extra DLC episodes that follow Jesse and crew after the conclusion of the first Story Mode season. Episodes 6, 7 and 8 can also be bought individually for $4.99. You’ll need to own Episode 1 to be able to get them, though. “Access Denied” will be available to download on PC / Mac, Windows 10, Xbox One, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and iOS and Android-based devices. You have a week to prepare yourself to face the true power and peril of redstone!


    Marsh - @marshdavies

  • Story Mode Episode 6 falls out of the sky next week

    Next Tuesday, be prepared to launch yourself through “A Portal to Mystery”, the first of three new Story Mode episodes. The political chaos of Sky City is behind them, but Jesse and crew may be leaping out of the frying (and possibly flying) pan and into the fire.

    Fresh perils await them in an unfamiliar land, as does the sinister figure known as The Host. What can this pumpkin-headed hostelier have in mind for his new guests? Who are the strangers invited to attend The Host’s mansion party?! Can anyone be trusted?!! Who will survive?!!! Will Owen tell me off for using excessive punctuation?!!!! Who knows?!!!!!

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  • Story Mode skins are here. Free-ish for the first week!

    To celebrate the dramatic conclusion of Story Mode’s first season, we’re releasing a skin pack so you can strut your stuff in the shape of Jesse, Olivia, Axel, Petra and many other characters from Telltale’s adventure series. There are 27 different skins in total and they’re all free for the first week on iOS, Xbox, Xbox One, Playstation (mostly) or Windows 10!

    Hatch dastardly plots as the beardy schemer Ivor, leave a trail of explosive destruction as the roguish Magnus, or get a gang together and see if you can survive the whirring cogs of Soren’s mob-grinder in this Story Mode-themed arena map. That’s free, too!

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  • Story mode Episode 5 out today! Much rejoicing!

    The adventure didn’t end with the Wither Storm, you know. Jesse and his chums now find themselves on a new journey to Sky City - mysterious, beautiful and very, very keen on rules. (Well, except gravity.)

    And you can join Jesse and the gang in Story Mode Episode 5 right now!

    Check out the trailer above for a glimpse of the high drama that awaits or just hammer the download button on your platform of choice. Story Mode’s Season Pass is available on PC/Mac, Windows 10, Xbox One, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and handheld devices. Check the Apple Store for iOS editions, and Google Play or Amazon for the Android version.

    And don’t forget there are three new Story Mode episodes in the works, too! Good gosh. Check out Owen’s post for details on all the hot new Story Mode goodness coming your way.


    Marsh - @marshdavies

  • Story Mode Episode 5 incoming. Three more on the way

    You’ve recovered from the Wither Storm finale by now, right? Not that anything devastatingly significant happened or anything… let’s carry on with… the… post. ;(

    I’m happy to announce that Episode 5 of Minecraft: Story Mode, “Order Up”, will be available to download on PC/Mac, Windows 10, Xbox One, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and iOS and Android-based devices from March 29th!

    Jessie and buddies are off to a rather special land known as Sky City. It’s an awe-inspiring, intriguing place to say the least. But does that beauty come at a price? There are only two ways to find out…

    • Play Episode 5 (Recommended. Super fun.)
    • Watch someone else play Episode 5 on YouTube (Significantly less fun unless you’ve already played it in which case it could be kinda fun.)

    But that’s not all! Episode 5 won’t be the last you see of Jessie and the gang. We can now confirm that three extra episodes will arrive some time in 2016. They’re not part of the existing season pass, but will be available for purchase to anyone who’s downloaded at least one episode of the first season. We’re not going into detail about the content of those yet, but we can confirm that they’ll be great, and maybe come with a slightly different flavour to the previous season.

    Have a great evening, everyone!

    Owen - @bopogamel

  • Minecraft: Story Mode coming to Wii U this Thursday


    I bring even more exciting news for Wii U owners. Just a few months ago you got Minecraft, and now I’m delighted to announce that Minecraft: Story Mode is coming to Wii U this Thursday, January 21st.

    The Wii U version will feature off-TV play and mirroring for the Wii’s GamePad controller, so you can play when someone else is doing less-fun things on the TV. You can even use the nifty touch interface if joysticks and buttons ain’t your bag.

    The first episode will cost $4.99 or equivalent, but you can also buy a season pass for $19.99. That way, you’ll get access to episodes 2-5 as they become available to download.

    Minecraft: Story Mode is an episodic game series from Telltale Games. You play as Jesse who can be a male or female hero, and embark on an exciting adventure to save the world while learning about a group of legends known as The Order of the Stone. It’s a massive amount of fun for fans of Telltale’s games, Minecraft, or just good things in general. For more on Minecraft: Story Mode, check out Telltale’s official site.

    Have fun, Wii U owners! Take care of Reuben for me, yeah?

    Owen - @bopogamel

  • Minecraft: Story Mode Episode 4 out soon! New trailer!


    We’re happy to announce that Minecraft: Story Mode Episode 4: will be available on all platforms this December 22nd! And I have a trailer!

    For what it’s worth, Episode 4 is my favourite section of Minecraft: Story Mode so far. It includes cameos from the cutest mobs in the game, a journey to a distant land, and the [REDACTED] of [REDACTED]. It really is quite [REDACTED].

    Have a [REDACTED] holiday, everyone!

    [REDACTED] - @bopogamel

  • Minecraft: Story Mode Episode 2 now available


    It seems that lots of you are having a great time on Minecraft: Story Mode - a narrative-driven game developed by Telltale Games and set in the world of Minecraft. That makes us very happy!

    Well, prepare yourselves for even more enjoyment because Episode 2 - Assembly Required is now available for download on all platforms. That was quick, eh? Watch the trailer for a taste of what’s to come.

    For more on Minecraft: Story Mode, check out the official website. It’s packed with fun info and cool animations.

    Have fun, narrativing, story-folk!

    Owen - @bopogamel