Minecraft: Story Mode, the narrative spin-off of popular sandbox game Minecraft, may have ended its first season back in March, but that doesn’t mean that there’s going to be a sudden drought in content. Developer Telltale Games previously announced that Story Mode players should expect three more “post-season” episodes throughout 2016.
Now, the first of these episodes has been announced. Minecraft: Story Mode Episode 6 ‘A Portal to Mystery’ has just been revealed and Telltale also says that the new episode will feature several popular gaming YouTubers. Find out the release date, the synopsis and watch a guest cast interview after the jump.
Minecraft: Story Mode – Episode 6 Guest Cast Interview via Telltale Games
Minecraft: Story Mode Episode 6 Release Date + Synopsis
In the official blurb for the episode, Telltale explains:
“In Episode 6: ‘A Portal to Mystery’, continuing their journey through the portal hallway, Jesse and crew land themselves in another strange new world – one completely overrun by zombies. With a timely invitation to take refuge in a spooky mansion, they find themselves thrown into a thrilling mystery alongside famous members of the Minecraft community.”
Minecraft: Story Mode players will be able to interact with “several special guest stars from the Minecraft community” who are each playing characters from their videos. The cast includes: Joseph Garrett as Stampy Cat, Stacy Hinojosa as Stacy Plays, Dan Middleton as DanTDM (The Diamond Minecart), Lizzie Dwyer as LDShadowLady, and Jordan Maron as CaptainSparklez.
While that sounds like exactly the sort of content that Minecraft fans would enjoy, what is proving controversial is the pricing of these three extra episodes. Telltale says that episodes 6, 7, 8 can be purchased as part of the ‘Adventure Pass’ for $14.99 or $4.99 individually and that players need to own at least episode 1 (or the divisive season pass disc) to be able to play episodes 6 through 8.
Some have argued that with episode 5 ending in a plot twist, players are being strong-armed into buying the Adventure Pass in order to get a proper conclusion to the first season.
Minecraft: Story Mode Episode 6 ‘A Portal to Mystery’ will be released digitally worldwide on June 7 on PC, Mac, PS3, PS4, Xbox One, Xbox 360, iOS and Android.