Mojang won't be doing anything to save Minecraft: Story Mode from delisting

I guess it's goodbye, then...

Last week, we found out that Minecraft: Story Mode is going to disappear from digital storefronts on June 25th, 2019. That goes for those who've already purchased and any potential newcomers. It seems even those who have already purchased/downloaded the game won't be able to re-download in the future. That means the only way to go is through retail copies.

The announcement came from the official Minecraft site, but some were still holding out hope that developer Mojang would do something to rescue Minecraft: Story Mode from disappearing. In a statement provided to USGamer, we unfortunately find out that's not the case.

"The Minecraft team currently has no plans to take over Minecraft: Story Mode from Telltale."

If you want to get in on the game, you better snatch a download now. Once again, if you miss out on a digital purchase before June 25th, 2019, your only option will be retail stock still sitting on shelves.

Minecraft: Story Mode support ending June 25th, 2019, make sure to download episodes before then

The End

If you have any interest in Minecraft: Story Mode, you better get in on it before June 25th, 2019. Due to the situation with Telltale being closed down, Minecraft: Story Mode will be losing support after that date. It seems that you won't even be able to re-download the games after then. Check out the full announcement below.

Today, we have some important information to share for all players of Minecraft: Story Mode – A Telltale Games Series, Season 1 and 2, on behalf of its publisher. As you might have heard, its publisher is no longer in business, which unfortunately means that Minecraft: Story Mode will no longer be supported. If you have purchased these seasons, please download all remaining episodes prior to the service being discontinued in June. Here’s the full message:

“On behalf of the publisher, Minecraft: Story Mode – A Telltale Games Series, Season 1 and 2 will no longer be supported on June 25th, 2019. If you have purchased these seasons, please download all remaining episodes prior to the service being discontinued in June.”

So if you own either season of Minecraft: Story Mode on Microsoft Windows, macOS, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, PlayStation Vita, Wii U, Nintendo Switch, Xbox 360, Xbox One, Android, or iOS, you have until June 25th, 2019 to download the episodes. We’d recommend checking you have all the episodes downloaded!

Minecraft: Story Mode – Season Two now dated for Nov. 6th, 2018 on Switch

With all the craziness going on with Telltale right now, it's not surprising to see some previously-announced titles going through some trouble when it comes to releasing. Case in point, Minecraft: Story Mode – Season Two. The game was originally slated for August, but as you might guess, that never happened. Now retailers have updated their listing with a Nov. 6th, 2018 release date. That would be the first new date applied to the game since it missed the August release, so perhaps this is the real deal.

Minecraft - Patch 12 adds video capture on Switch

Here's an interesting tidbit about Patch 12 for Minecraft on Switch. We already posted the full patch notes the other day, but there was one detail not mentioned. According to those who have updated to the latest version, you can now enjoy the video capture feature seen in other games. No idea why Mojang didn't mention this in the patch notes.

Telltale's 'Minecraft: Story Mode - The Complete Adventure' Debuts on Switch August 22

Today our team at Telltale Games, along with our friends at Mojang, announced that episode two of Minecraft: Story Mode - Season Two will premiere on August 15, 2017. The episode, entitled 'Giant Consequences,' will be available for download on Xbox One, PlayStation 4, PC, Mac, iOS, and Android-based devices.

Jesse and the gang survived the Sea Temple, but they brought home a little more than they bargained for: a lost adventurer, a powerful device, and a colossal enemy capable of grinding Beacontown to dust. There may be more to this fearsome foe than meets the eye, but to find out, Jesse - together with a few trusty friends - must embark on another adventure, this time into the icy unknown...

Minecraft: Story Mode - Season 2 continues Jesse's saga in a five-part series developed by Telltale in collaboration with Mojang and members of the Minecraft community. This second season includes Telltale's unique multiplayer 'Crowd Play' feature, which allows friends and family to engage with the adventure together by helping to decide the direction of the story from any mobile device with an online connection.

Telltale also confirmed today that Minecraft: Story Mode - The Complete Adventure will be available on Nintendo Switch starting August 22, 2017 in North America and August 25 in Europe and other regions. Available as both a digital download and a physical cartridge at retail, 'The Complete Adventure'includes all eight episodes from the first season of Minecraft: Story Mode: five episodes from the original season pass, plus the three bonus episodes from the 'Adventure Pass' add-on series.

In Minecraft: Story Mode, players embark on a perilous adventure across the Overworld, through the Nether, to the End, and beyond. While attempting to enter EnderCon and meet Gabriel the Warrior, Jesse and friends discover that something is wrong... something dreadful. Terror is unleashed, forcing Jesse to set out on a quest to find The Order of the Stone in hopes of saving the world from oblivion.

Minecraft: Story Mode - The Complete Adventure will be available for US$39.99 or equivalent, and was rated 'Everyone 10+' for Fantasy Violence and Mild Language by the ESRB. Both The Complete Adventure and Minecraft: Story Mode - Season 2 are standalone products separate from the core Minecraft game. A retail version of Minecraft: Story Mode - Season Two will become available on disc this fall.

Telltale/Mojang explain how Minecraft: Story Mode meshes Minecraft with 80s cinema

Coming from a Gamasutra interview with Mojang and Telltale

"When we first sat down with Mojang earlier last year to talk about what the story was going to be, we really started with Goonies and Ghostbusters. [There's] survival, crafting, adventure, and if you're playing on a server there's also the themes of playing with your friends." - Job Stauffer, creative communications director at Telltale

Full interview here

Aussie classification pops up for Minecraft: Story Mode - Season 2

As with almost all Aussie classifications, this one is listed as a multiplatform release, which could mean anything. We know that Minecraft: Story Mode hit the Wii U and is soon to launch on Switch. Hopefully that means the second season will at least see release on Switch as well.

Minecraft: Story Mode - The Complete Adventure $10 more expensive on Switch

This might be a big deal to some and not an issue at all for others, but it's still worth pointing out. Minecraft: Story Mode - The Complete Adventure is another example of a Switch game coming in $10 more than the other versions. Even the Wii U version sits at $30, while the Switch is $40. Do you think the extra price hike is warranted in this instance?


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