In the penultimate entry in Minecraft: Story Mode season one, episode four (“A Block and a Hard Place”) took players of the narrative blocky spin-off to a distant land described as a “monument to chaos”. Unfortunately, this episode was released right before Christmas and fans have been waiting three months for news about the season’s conclusion.
Thankfully, Telltale Games has now shed light on when we can expect to play Minecraft: Story Mode episode five. However, it turns out that this episode isn’t the only bit of Minecraft: Story Mode content that fans have to look forward to as Telltale also says that we can expect three “post-season” episodes later this year. Find out more after the break.
Minecraft: Story Mode Episode 5 + Post-Season Details
In the official Minecraft: Story Mode episode 5 (“Order Up”) blurb, Telltale Games explains that:
“On a tip from Ivor, Jesse and friends head to an abandoned temple holding mysterious treasures. Ambushed by former Ocelot Aiden and his crew, our heroes find themselves in an entirely new world: Sky City! As they explore, the Order finds that resources are at a premium, and nothing but ‘The Void’ exists below the known world. When Aiden convinces Sky City’s ruler that the New Order of the Stone are up to no good, you’ll need to make some tough choices to clear your name, and keep Aiden from destroying an innocent world.”
When episode five launches on March 29 on PC, Mac, PS3, PS4, Xbox 360, Xbox One, iOS and Android, it will “bridge the gap between the Wither Storm story arc, and three all-new adventures that will continue as post-season episodes.” In these post-season episodes, says Telltale, Jesse and friends will continue “explore new and unfamiliar worlds beyond their own”. The developer also explains that players will need to own at least the first episode of Minecraft: Story Mode in order to play these three additional episodes.
Plenty of players aren’t happy about Telltale’s decision to release post-season content, saying that it’s an ‘obvious cash grab’. These fans fear that episode five will be purposefully open-ended, meaning that those who’ve played the entirety of Minecraft: Story Mode’s first season will have no choice but to get these extra episodes if they want a proper conclusion to the story. These episodes are expected to release in the “coming months” so we’ll keep you posted.