by Joshua Russo
Telltale Games have taken to their blog to announced the release date of the fifth and what was thought to be the final episode of Minecraft: Story Mode. The blog post revealed that three more episodes are on the way in 2016.
“…three all-new adventures that will continue as post-season episodes set to release in the coming months of 2016! These continuing Adventures of the New Order of the Stone will follow the additional escapades of Jesse the group as they explore new and unfamiliar worlds beyond their own. All three of these episodes will be add-ons to the season, so you’ll need to own at least the first episode of Minecraft: Story Mode in order to purchase and play these three chapters in the series which will include episodes 6, 7, and 8.”
Telltale Games CEO Kevin Bruner also sat down with Mashable and discussed The Walking Dead: Season 3, saying the new season will be revealed in more detail at San Diego Comic Con 2016 and that it will release (at least one episode) sometime this year. Bruner told Mashable that Season 3 will have an unexpected approach; “From a role-playing, interactive storytelling point of view, it is not from the bag of tricks that we’ve ever shown anybody before,” he said.
Players who played on earlier consoles may also be able to carry their save files to the Xbox One or PlayStation 4.
“We’ve got a strategy to help Season 3 players … collect all their data from the previous games. [W]e didn’t have the cloud services in Season 1 that we have now,” Bruner said. “So we’re going to have a solution for everybody that we’re not talking about it yet.”
San Diego Comic Con 2016 takes place July 21-24. Until then players can get their Telltale zombie fix from The Walking Dead: Michonne.