Minecraft Legends gets release date and new trailer

During today’s Xbox Bethesda Developer Direct, Mojang revealed some new details surrounding it Minecraft Legends. The biggest reveal is that the game is coming very soon and about to drop April 18. That day, players can try out the Standard Edition of the game (which will be available on Xbox Game Pass for console and PC from day one), or the Deluxe Edition, which includes the Deluxe Skin Pack, but at a discounted price. Pre-orders for the game are available from various digital retailers starting today.

A new trailer for Minecraft Legends can be found embedded below.

As readers can see in the video above, the Minecraft spin-off puts a much greater emphasis on action gameplay, both in the single-player campaign and PvP 4v4 mode. While the gameplay looks significantly different from its predecessors, Minecraft Legends looks to build directly on elements that will be familiar to fans, while also expanding the gameplay in new and exciting ways. The story will focus on a pig invasion and players will be tasked with defending the overworld against this threat.

Minecraft is the best-selling video game of all time, and it’s interesting to see the ways Mojang has tried to expand the series beyond the original game. It remains to be seen whether Minecraft fans will love the direction of Minecraft Legends, but the fact that the game was shown first during today’s Developer Direct says a lot about the popularity of the franchise and Microsoft’s confidence in the brand as a whole. With the game coming out so soon, fans won’t have to wait long to see how the spin-off plays out!

Minecraft Legends launches April 18 on Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, and PC. In the meantime, readers can check out our coverage of all things Minecraft here.

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