Minecraft: Legends surprised us all during the Xbox & Bethesda Games Showcase. A new action-strategy game from Mojang, Legends includes a massive open-world structured around traditional RPG elements. If you’re thinking Dragon Quest: Builders, you’re not far off. So, what do we know about Minecraft: Legends so far?
Minecraft: Legends doesn’t have a release date, but is slated for 2023. Again, the kickoff message was that everything would be playable WITHIN a year, not NEXT year. The semantics matter here because June 2023 is very different than November 2023, especially for a target audience that has summers off.
Yes! Minecraft: Legends premiered this trailer at the Xbox & Bethesda Games Showcase. It showed off a variety of environments and characters, as you’d expect, but revealed little in terms of story.
Minecraft: Legends is billing itself as a unique action strategy game. According to the official website, it mixes strategy elements with the “immersion” of action games. You’ll stay in a third-person perspective and do things like defend settlements or fight horde battles. It says “you are the center of every battle you lead, fighting alongside your allies while giving them directions” so it seems there will be strategy or turn-based elements in the combat. There will also be lots of building, obviously.