New Details for Telltale's Minecraft Series Coming Soon

Telltale will talk more about Minecraft: Story Mode this weekend at Minecon.

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Back in December 2014, Mojang and Telltale Games announced a surprise partnership for a new project called Minecraft: Story Mode. The story-driven series is due for release in 2015, but neither Mojang nor Telltale has talked much about it. But that's about to change--and soon.

Telltale teased on Twitter this morning that it will make some kind of an announcement about Story Mode this weekend at Minecon, the annual celebration of all things Minecraft.

Minecon 2015 will be held in London, July 4-5. We'll have all the news from the show as it's announced.

Story Mode will tell an original story that's "driven by player choice." Story Mode is not a Minecraft expansion, but instead a standalone game.

"Telltale's series will mix new characters with familiar themes, in an entirely original Minecraft experience, inspired by the Minecraft community and the game that continues to inspire a generation," Telltale said as part of the game's original announcement last year.

In terms of visuals, Story Mode won't "won't look exactly like Minecraft," Mojang said in an interactive press release, "but it will feel authentic in its own special way."

Minecraft, which is now owned by Microsoft, is the latest big-name franchise that Telltale has taken on for an adventure game series. Other big-name properties have included The Walking Dead, Fables, Game of Thrones, and Borderlands, among others. Telltale is also working on a Marvel game.

Story Mode launches in 2015 for PC, console, and mobiles.

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