Telltale Games and Microsoft-owned Mojang have teamed up to create a new narrative-driven game set in the Minecraft universe, called Minecraft: Story Mode. The game is available for download from the iTunes Store for iOS users for a price of $4.99. Here's how the description of the game sounds like:
"In this five part episodic series, you’ll embark on a perilous adventure across the Overworld, through the Nether, to the End, and beyond. You and your friends revere the legendary Order of the Stone: Warrior, Redstone Engineer, Griefer, and Architect; slayers of the Ender Dragon. While at EnderCon in hopes of meeting Gabriel the Warrior, you and your friends discover that something is wrong… something dreadful. Terror is unleashed, and you must set out on a quest to find The Order of the Stone if you are to save your world from oblivion."
Minecraft: Story Mode is a full-blown adventure game and not a Minecraft add-on and it doesn't require the original Minecraft game. The game is a multi-part episodic series and it mixes new characters with the familiar themes set in an entirely original Minecraft experience inspired by the Minecraft community.
The game features the voices of Patton Oswalt (Ratatouille, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D), Brian Posehn (The Sarah Silverman Program, Mission Hill), Ashley Johnson (The Last of Us, Tales from the Borderlands), Scott Porter (Friday Night Lights, X-Men), Martha Plimpton (The Goonies, Raising Hope), Dave Fennoy (The Walking Dead: A Telltale Games Series, Batman: Arkham Knight), Corey Feldman (The Goonies, Stand by Me), Billy West (Futurama, Adventure Time), and Paul Reubens (Tron: Uprising, Pee-Wee’s Playhouse).
Mojang was acquired by Microsoft last September for a reported $2.5 billion, so there's a lot of potential in the game. Telltale is offering a 25 percent discount on additional episodes by way of a one-time $14.99 Multi-Pack In-App Purchase.
Minecraft: Story Mode is a 685-megabyte download requiring an iPhone, iPod touch or iPad with iOS 7.1 or later. In addition to the iOS version, the game is available for Android devices, Mac and Windows PCs, Sony’s PlayStation and Microsoft’s Xbox.