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Telltale Games announces October release date for Minecraft: Story Mode

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The first episode of narrative adventure spin-off Minecraft: Story Mode will be released on October 13 this year, developer Telltale Games has announced. Here's the plot synopsis:

"In Minecraft: Story Mode, playing as either a male or female hero named ‘Jesse,’ you’ll embark on a perilous adventure across the Overworld, through the Nether, to the End, and beyond. You and your friends revere the legendary Order of the Stone: Warrior, Redstone Engineer, Griefer, and Architect; slayers of the Ender Dragon. While at EnderCon in hopes of meeting Gabriel the Warrior, Jesse’s friends discover that something is wrong... something dreadful. Terror is unleashed, and you must set out on a quest to find The Order of the Stone if you are to save your world from oblivion."

Amazon lists October release date for Minecraft: Story Mode

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Amazon.co.uk has put a provisional release date of 30 October 2015 on Telltale's narrative adventure game Minecraft: Story Mode - A Telltale Game Series.

Dates listed by retailers ahead of official publisher announcements aren't always one hundred per cent reliable of course, but Telltale has previously said the game will be out before the end of the year.

Always Sunny star to direct upcoming Minecraft movie

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Rob McElhenney of It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia fame will direct the Minecraft movie. The writer and actor, who's directed forthcoming TV movie Pariah as well as several episodes of the comedy show, made the announcement via Twitter.

McElhenney plays insecure, martial arts obsessed Mac in the cult FX comedy, and if he can bring just a bit of the same inventiveness and offbeat sense of humour to the movie then it could be something quite interesting.

Minecraft: Story Mode trailer released at Minceon 2015, introduces impressive voice cast

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For everybody wondering how exactly the hell Telltale Games was going to drag a story out of the world's most popular voxel building game, wonder no longer.

Here's the first trailer for narrative adventure Minecraft: Story Mode, shown off at this year's Minecon. If nothing else, it's got one hell of a voice cast; comedian and actor Patton Oswalt plays hero Jesse, and he's backed up by Corey Feldman, Ashley Johnson and the peerless Billy West of Futurama fame.

Minecraft has sold over 20 million copies on PC and Mac

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We all know that Minecraft has been phenomenally successful, but sometimes it takes a statistic like this to realise just how much money the voxel build-em-up must have made developer Mojang over the years - to date, the game's sold over 20 million copies on PC and Mac alone.

Mojang's Owen Hill captured the 20,000,005th sale as it popped up on the game's stat tracking site. That was yesterday, and another 7,992 people have snapped it up as of this post.

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