Minecraft's success has led to multiple spin-offs, from Telltale's Minecraft: Story Mode – a narrative adventure starring Patton Oswalt – to Minecraft Dungeons, a Diablo-like dungeon crawler.  And now, Mojang Studios has announced its next chapter for the Minecraft franchise, titled Minecraft Legends. It is yet another spin-off title based on the world of Minecraft, but in a different genre altogether.

The game was revealed during the Xbox and Bethesda Games Showcase and is going to come out in 2023. In this article, Gurugamer is going to showcase everything you need to know about Minecraft Legends.

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Minecraft Legends would be about the Overworld vs the Nether

About Minecraft Legends

Overall, this brand new spin-off game will be more like StarCraft than the usual RPG sandbox experience of Minecraft. It is a strategy game set in the Minecraft world, with Minecraft mobs and characters. The game is developed in partnership with Blackbird Interactive, maker of the RTS series Homeworld.

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Building bases in Minecraft Legends

This is not their first collaboration, as this developer has previously worked with Mojang Studios on the now-defunct Minecraft Earth.

Looks like Mojang is creating a new Minecraft game for each video game genre, with the previous spin-off, Minecraft Dungeon, being an Action RPG. The game is going to be on Xbox consoles and PC, Game Pass, and Xbox Cloud Gaming.

Minecraft Legends Story and Gameplay

In a press release, Minecraft Legends executive producer Dennis Ries revealed that players will discover "a gentle land, both familiar and mysterious, full of lush biomes and rich resources," when they enter the world of Minecraft Legends. However, the beautiful world is under the threat of a piglin invasion - players need to team up with others to defeat them.

Apparently, Minecraft Legends will feature co-op online campaign and competitive multiplayer on release, similar to other popular RTS games. The studio has not detailed what its multiplayer would be, however. They are going to share more details at a later date this year.

Key Features

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The world of Minecraft looks better than ever.
  • Discover the Mysteries – Learn the story of Minecraft Legends and explore its new, yet familiar world, while experiencing the Minecraft Universe in an exciting new way in this new action strategy game.
  • Player-versus-Player – Challenge your friends –or team-up with them – in exciting battles as you defend your village and lead your allies to defeat your opponents.
  • Epic Battles – Inspire unexpected friends to form valuable alliances and lead them in strategic battles to protect their home. Take the fight to the piglins before their Nether corruption devours the Overworld!
  • Dynamic World – Explore a beautiful land, both familiar and mysterious, full of diverse life, lush biomes, and rich resources needed to build your defenses and defeat the piglin invasion.

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