Minecraft: Story Mode Episode 4 ‘A Block and a Hard Place’ will hit all available platforms on December 22nd. This is the penultimate episode of the series, but Telltale has promised that it will bring to a close the currently running story of the Wither Storm, even referring to it as that story’s finale episode. Episode 5 will then pick up a new and mysterious story of its own, presumably to then continue into a second season.
“In Episode Four, with the fearsome Wither Storm more dangerous than ever, Jesse, Reuben, and the crew discover there is one thing that can destroy the command block at the heart of the monster – but they’ll need to brave the perils of the Farlands to find it. As uneasy allies and ailing friends threaten to tear the group apart, can they defeat the Wither Storm in their final battle? And what sacrifices must be made to succeed? Find out in Episode Four’s epic ‘Wither Storm Finale’ that will turn the page on one chapter, before adventures may begin anew…
“If Episode Four will end the story of the Wither Storm, what does that mean for Episode Five? We wouldn’t dare spoil that for you here, but you can expect to have a better idea of what’s to come for the Order of the Stone after playing Episode Four and when the mysterious fifth episode launches in early 2016.”
We’ve been reviewing Minecraft: Story Mode as it has released, and while the series got off to a rough start in the first two episodes, it really pulled things together for the third. Mostly thanks tot he increased pace of the proceedings, we found that it delivered on a lot of the promise that a Telltale produced Minecraft game offered. With the conclusion coming one episode earlier than expected, we should see this pace quicken even more, so Minecraft: Story Mode Episode 4 could be the best yet.
Minecraft: Story Mode Episode 4 will hit PS3, PS4, Xbox 360, Xbox One, PC, Mac, and Mobile on December 22nd.