Telltale Games and Mojang Reveal World Premiere Trailer & First Cast Details for ‘Minecraft: Story Mode – A Telltale Games Series’

SAN RAFAEL, Calif., and STOCKHOLM, Sweden, Jul. 4th, 2015 — Leading and award-winning developer and publisher of digital entertainment Telltale Games, and world-renowned game developer Mojang, revealed on-stage today at ‘Minecon’ in London the world-premiere trailer and first cast details forMinecraft: Story Mode – A Telltale Games Series.

 

Minecraft: Story Mode is an all-new narrative-driven, five-part episodic game series, developed by Telltale in collaboration with Mojang. Set in the world of Minecraft, the game series introduces new characters and familiar themes, but is an entirely original Minecraft experience inspired by the game that continues to inspire a generation.

 

Players will control protagonist Jesse throughout the season, as portrayed by actor Patton Oswalt. Jesse and his group of friends revere the legendary Order of the Stone; four adventurers who slayed an Ender Dragon. The Order are the very best at what they do: Warrior, Redstone Engineer, Griefer, and Architect. While at EnderCon, Jesse and his friends discover that something is wrong… something dreadful. Terror is unleashed, and they must set out on a journey to find The Order of the Stone if they are to save their world from oblivion.

 

The season will feature Patton Oswalt, Brian Posehn, Ashley JohnsonScott Porter, Martha Plimpton, Dave Fennoy, Corey Feldman, Billy West,and Paul Reubens. Additional casting details for the season are yet to be announced.

 

“We’ve worked closely with the amazing team at Mojang to ensure this story is a natural fit for the Minecraft world fans already know and love,” said Kevin Bruner, CEO and co-founder of Telltale Games. “As Jesse, players will steer their own path through a tale of adventure and survival; all brought to life by an all-star cast. Through Telltale’s choice-based gameplay and a story spanning from the Nether to the Farlands, the End, and beyond, we can’t wait for fans to experience this new take on the beloved world of Minecraft.” 

 

“The interactive storytellers at Telltale are giving players the chance to explore their own unique interpretation of the Minecraft universe,” said Owen Hill, Chief Word Officer at Mojang. “They’ve crafted a story that follows the logic of Minecraft, but still manages to feel original. It’s actually pretty funny too. And the pig is adorable. We’re super excited about players digging deeper into the world of Minecraft: Story Mode later this year.”

 Minecraft: Story Mode will be a standalone product, separate from the core Minecraft game, and will be available to download later this year on PC/Mac, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, Xbox One, Xbox 360, and compatible iOS and Android-based devices.

 

Minecraft: Story Mode – A Telltale Games Series is currently in development, and is not yet rated by the ESRB. The series will be published digitally in 2015 by Telltale Games in partnership with Mojang.

 

For more information on Telltale Games, visit the official website , Facebook, and follow @TelltaleGames on Twitter .

 

For more information on Mojang, visit the official website , follow  @Mojang and@Minecraft on Twitter, and like Minecraft on Facebook.

 

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About Mojang

 

Mojang is a Microsoft owned game studio based in Stockholm, Sweden. We’re responsible for the relatively popular video game, Minecraft. More recently, we released Scrolls; it’s nothing like Minecraft, but also fun to play. We’re also publishing Cobalt, an upcoming game from Oxeye Game Studio; it’ll include lots of robots performing slow-mo combat rolls.

 

 

About Telltale, Inc.

 

Telltale is a leading and award-winning independent developer and publisher of games for every major interactive platform from home consoles and PC to mobile and tablet devices, and is the pioneer of the episodic delivery of digital gaming content. By successfully developing games as an episodic series and frequently releasing in the format of a game season, they create longer consumer engagement than traditional games for each release. Founded in 2004 by games industry veterans with decades of experience, Telltale has quickly become an industry leader with numerous honors and awards from the Academy of Interactive Arts and Sciences, BAFTA, SXSW, the IMGA, and more, as well as being named Studio of the Year across multiple years. Telltale’s reputation for quality has been established across more than two dozen different product releases over the years with recognition and acclaim from publications like IGN, The New York Times, and Variety, including over 100 “Game of the Year” awards from publications like USA Today, Yahoo! Games, Wired, Spike TV VGAs, E!, Official Xbox Magazine, The Telegraph, Metacritic, and more.  Telltale is a fully licensed third party publisher on consoles from Microsoft, Sony, and Nintendo, and also publishes games on the PC, Mac, iOS, and Android-based platforms. For more information visit www.telltalegames.com.

 

 

Press Release © 2015 Telltale, Inc.

 

Telltale Games’ The Walking Dead Releases to Critical Acclaim

Based on Robert Kirkman’s best-selling comic book series and graphic novels

Episode One – A New Day has dawned on PlayStation®Network, PC and Mac. Coming Friday, April 27th to the Xbox LIVE Marketplace for Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft.

SAN RAFAEL, Calif., April 26, 2012 — Telltale Games and Robert Kirkman, the Eisner Award-winning creator and writer of The Walking Dead for Skybound Entertainment and Image Comics, announced today that the first episode of the game series based on the critically acclaimed comic book series, The Walking Dead, is now available for download. Players can purchase the PC and Mac versions from the Telltale Games Online Store, as well as Steam and other digital distribution services. The first episode is also available for download now on PlayStation®Network for the PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system, and will be available Friday, April 27th on Xbox LIVE® Arcade for the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft.
Early critical response to Telltale’s first episode of the series has been intensely positive from gaming critics across the web. In their review, IGN.com awarded the episode an Editors’ Choice award, saying, “‘A New Day’ is one of Telltale’s finest games,” also stating, “…This is a deeply personal and emotional experience, and that’s why it feels so right as a part of this franchise.” The review praised, “…The Walking Dead Episode one has just about everything fans could want.
Other critics lauded the game, with Official Xbox Magazine awarding the game an Editors’ Choice with a score of 9 out of 10, saying the episode was, “Slam-bang entertainment,” adding that, “Everything just feels right” with its “Striking art style and cinematic presentation.” Website Shacknews said, “The Walking Dead is more than just a great adaptation of a beloved property—it is easily one of Telltale’s best games.
Gaming site Polygon gave the game an impressive 9 out of 10, stating, “With choices that matter and intensity to spare, Telltale Games delivers one of its best efforts to date.” Their accolades continued with, “…the first episode of The Walking Dead held me in as I was thrown from one story-twisting, heart-stopping conflict to another, disaster threatening if I looked away from the screen even for a moment.” The reviewer also said that the episode was, “…one of the most intense gaming experiences in my recent memory,” and that,”So many games have teased a truly “interactive” narrative, but I can think of none that have delivered this well.
The Walking Dead: Episode One – A New Day is set in the world of Robert Kirkman’s award-winning comic book series. Lee Everett, a man convicted of a crime of passion, has been given the chance for redemption in a world devastated by the undead. Players will experience life changing events, meet new characters and familiar ones from the original comic, and also visit locations that foreshadow the story of Deputy Sheriff Rick Grimes. The Walking Dead offers a tailored game experience – player actions, choices and decisions affect how the story plays out across the entire series.
Episode One – A New Day is the first of five monthly episodes of The Walking Dead games series and will be available for 400 Microsoft®Points on the Xbox LIVE Marketplace for Xbox 360® on April 27th; it is available now for $4.99 per episode on PlayStation®Network, and is available as the first part of a five episode season pass for $24.99 on PC and Mac from the Telltale Online Store and other digital outlets.
The Walking Dead: Episode One – A New Day is rated ‘M’ (Mature) for Blood and Gore, Intense Violence and Strong Language by the ESRB.
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