Everything you need to know about Minecraft: Legends
The latest game from Mojang offers a bold, new adventure in its big, blocky worlds
Minecraft: Legends surprised us all during the Xbox & Bethesda Games Showcase. A new action-strategy game from Mojang, Legends includes a massive open-world structured around traditional RPG elements. If you’re thinking Dragon Quest: Builders, you’re not far off. So, what do we know about Minecraft: Legends so far?
Does Minecraft: Legends have a release date?
Minecraft: Legends doesn’t have a release date, but is slated for 2023. Again, the kickoff message was that everything would be playable WITHIN a year, not NEXT year. The semantics matter here because June 2023 is very different than November 2023, especially for a target audience that has summers off.
Does Minecraft: Legends have a trailer?
Yes! Minecraft: Legends premiered this trailer at the Xbox & Bethesda Games Showcase. It showed off a variety of environments and characters, as you’d expect, but revealed little in terms of story.
Is Minecraft: Legends coming to Game Pass?
What do you think? YES! Minecraft: Legends is confirmed for Game Pass.
What is Minecraft: Legends gameplay like?
Minecraft: Legends is billing itself as a unique action strategy game. According to the official website, it mixes strategy elements with the “immersion” of action games. You’ll stay in a third-person perspective and do things like defend settlements or fight horde battles. It says “you are the center of every battle you lead, fighting alongside your allies while giving them directions” so it seems there will be strategy or turn-based elements in the combat. There will also be lots of building, obviously.
What is the Minecraft: Legends story?
In a blog post on Xbox Wire Dennis Ries, Minecraft Legends Executive Producer said:
In Minecraft Legends, players will discover a gentle land, both familiar and mysterious, full of lush biomes and rich resources. But this beautiful land is on the brink of terrible change – the piglin invasion has begun and threatens to corrupt the Overworld. It´s up to the player to make unexpected friends (including some classic mobs you’ll recognize from Minecraft) to form valuable alliances and lead the way into strategic battles against the fierce invaders from the Nether.
Ries also confirmed online campaign co-op and multiplayer in addition to the main campaign.
Who are the Minecraft: Legends characters?
Minecraft: Legends hasn’t revealed any named characters, but it appears players will take on the role of a legendary hero according to the website:
Minecraft Legends is a brand new game that tells the story of the Overworld uniting against an invasion by the ravenous piglins. According to the legend, only you can bring together the mobs of the Overworld and help them defend their home. The events you will take part in are neither fact nor fiction; they are simply part of a tale that has been passed down from villager to villager. There are no records or evidence of the great hero that raised their banner to save the Overworld – all that remains is a powerful legend.