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Minecraft: Dungeons Announced

by Rhys ap Gwyn

Mojang teases new dungeon crawler inspired action-adventure.

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At this year’s Minecon just passed, Swedish developer, Mojang unveiled a new title set within their enormously popular Minecraft world called Minecraft: Dungeons.

As the name suggests, Dungeons will be an action-adventure game inspired by dungeon crawlers. That means labyrinthine mines of doom, terrifying enemies and tons and tons of loot and gear. Sounds great. It’s being developed by a small Stockholm-based internal team at Mojang and they are describing it as this:

“It’s an all-new action-adventure game inspired by classic dungeon crawlers, where you’ll constantly discover new weapons and items that will help you defeat a ruthless swarm of new-and-nasty mobs. You’ll fight or flee through canyons, swamps and – of course – mines!”

You can brave the game alone, or team up with up to three other adventurers to work together to save the villagers from the evil Arch-Illager. The trailer shows off some simple classes such as wizard/mage, a knight and maybe some sort of rogue/adventurer? No doubt the game will feature some exciting new baddies (the trailer suggests enormous bosses), but also some cool loot and I imagine some sort of procedural or rogue-like elements too.

While set in the same universe as Minecraft, and sporting the same blocky visuals, the team has reportedly said that there will not be any block bashing or building, rather focusing on the more linear and action-packed dungeon crawling experience.

Minecraft: Dungeons is scheduled to release on PC in 2019.

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