Minecraft Getting Dungeons & Dragons Crossover
You can go adventuring and roll a D-20 for skill checks in this faithful recreation of D&D, rendered in the lovable Minecraft style.
Minecraft is getting another high-profile crossover, this time with the classic tabletop franchise Dungeons & Dragons. The new D&D DLC will let you pick from among four classes and explore iconic locations within the Forgotten Realms, including Candlekeep and Icewind Dale.
The DLC lets you play as a Paladin, Barbarian, Wizard, or Rogue, choosing your class and take on enemies like mindflayers and mimics. True to its tabletop roots, you actually start the story in a Dungeon Master's basement, starting the game and then venturing into the fantasy world. And while it looks like Minecraft, it includes a number of D&D mechanics, including rolling 20-sided dice for skill checks and certain combat mechanics. You can even backstab as a Rogue. Each class will have its default attacks--a ranged attack as a Wizard, for example--along with special skills that come with cooldowns.
The adventure includes full voice acting, and you can go through it alone or with a co-op adventuring party. The team said it wanted to include lots of lore references, both to introduce new players to the world of D&D and as a nod to longtime fans who will recognize the references. It even comes with an in-game D&D manual that includes your skills and a glossary of terms.
"We’re incredibly excited to partner with Wizards of the Coast, to introduce a brand new, story-driven Dungeons & Dragons DLC to Minecraft! We can't wait for the community to dive in and experience a blocky take on the world of D&D," Riccardo Lenzi, Senior Producer at Mojang Studios, said in a press release.
A release date for this new DLC pack has not been announced, but Wizards of the Coast promises it'll be out in Spring 2023.