'Minecraft: Story Mode' release date: Amazon puts game up for pre-order, with release date late October

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While Telltale Games has yet to announce the official release date of the upcoming Minecraft: Story Mode, two online retailers have already put the game up for pre-order and specified a supposed release date for it.

Amazon listed the game on its site for pre-order, for a price of $29.99. The listing says that the game will release on October 27 this year.

As for Amazon UK, a listing for Minecraft: Story Mode sells the game for 23.49, and versions of the game are available for the Xbox One, Xbox 3609, PlayStation 4, and PlayStation 3. The Amazon UK listing shows that the game will be released on October 30 this year.

Both listings sell the game disc as a “Season Disc”. The disc as it is contains the first episode of the five-part season of Minecraft: Story Mode, and for each purchase of the said Season Disc, the player will be entitled to get the four next episodes once they are available for download. Naturally, an Internet connection will be needed for such update.

First announced December of last year, Minecraft: Story Mode — A Telltale Games Series is the result of the partnership between Telltale Games and original developer Mojang. The game will be “driven by player choice,” much like how The Walking Dead, Game of Thrones, and Borderlands are.

“Telltale’s game series will mix new characters with familiar themes,” the game company previously said. “In an entirely original Minecraft experience, inspired by the Minecraft community and the game that continues to inspire a generation.”

Telltale Games describes the game: “Players will control protagonist Jesse throughout the season, as portrayed by actor Patton Oswalt. Jesse and his group of friends revere the legendary Order of the Stone; four adventurers who slayed an Ender Dragon. The Order is the very best at what they do: Warrior, Redstone Engineer, Griefer, and Architect. While at EnderCon, Jesse and his friends discover that something is wrong… something dreadful. Terror is unleashed, and they must set out on a journey to find The Order of the Stone if they are to save their world from oblivion.”

Minecraft: Story Mode will be available for download for the Xbox One, Xbox 360 PlayStation 4, PlayStation 4, PC, Mac, and Android and iOS devices.