Telltale Games is well-known for making engaging narrative-driven games from established shows like The Walking Dead and even video games such as Borderlands. The latest offering from Telltale games, Minecraft Story Mode, is interestingly putting many of the things gamers love from the franchise such as the Minecraft crafting table.
IGN was able to get their hands on the game at the 2015 PAX Prime and they said that the game?s first stages retains many elements from Minecraft:
?The first few minutes are pure Minecraft, with iconic birches, a dim torch-lit cave echoing the far-off groans of unseen perils, and herds of iconic swine grazing the woods?A small inventory on the left side of the screen mirrored the familiar Minecraft item interface in an abbreviated form and stored contextually sensitive weapons and items which activated when their use was required.?
IGN was also able to get a hands-on experience with the crafting table which they believed was highly similar to the one in the original Minecraft game:
?I choose materials from my available inventory and combined them into patterns to build new items, in this case, a stick and two cobblestone to make a stone sword,? the report said.
Fully Voiced Male Or Female Protagonist
Choosing how your protagonist looks like has been a staple feature for most games, and Minecraft Story Mode is following suit.
?Today we can announce that Mincecraft: Story Mode will be the first Telltale game series to feature a player character where YOU choose their appearance,? Telltalegames said on their official blog. ?Players will be able to select from several different options for both male and female versions of our hero Jesse.?
Of course, Minecraft: Story Mode is a narrative-driven game and choosing a gender isn?t merely a change in appearance.
The male version of Jesse will be voiced by Patton Oswalt who has voiced the lead character (Remy) in Ratotouille and is known for his role as Spence Olchin in the TV show The King of Queens.
The female version will be voiced by Catherine Taber who has lent her voice for Padme Amidala in the animated series Star Wars: The Clone Wars.
Other voice actors include Brian Posehn, Ashley Johnson, Scott Porter, Martha Plimpton, Dave Fennoy, Corey Feldman, Billy West, and Paul Reubens.
Minecraft: Story Mode will be released sometime this fall for PS4, Xbox One, PS4, PS4, Wii U, Android, iOS, and PC.
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