It’s still December, so this is no April Fools’ joke, even though it may sound like one.
The crossover game is called Minecraft: Story Mode. “We’re not intending on creating an ‘official’ story for Steve,” Mojang says, though, referring to one of the default player skins in Minecraft, “or explaining the world of Minecraft in detail.”
Suffice it to say that, according to Mojang, it will be a “cool” and “narrative-driven” game about Minecraft and, with the input of the source game’s avid players, it will be “as Minecrafty as possible.”
Its first episode — along with the game itself, for that matter — is scheduled to be released “sometime” in 2015. It will be available on iOS, Android, Mac, PC, PlayStation, and Xbox.
For its part, Telltale released two new episodic adventure games earlier this month: Game of Thrones, based on the HBO TV series of the same name, and Tales from the Borderlands, based on 2K and Gearbox’s Borderlands 2 video game.
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