As part of the Xbox & Bethesda Games Showcase, Mojang Studios introduced Minecraft Legends, a new action-strategy game developed in partnership with Blackbird Interactive, set for release in 2023. Minecraft Legends brings players into the Minecraft universe in a new way, fun and unique, as they lead their allies in heroic battles to defend the overworld.
In Minecraft Legends, players will discover a peaceful land that is both familiar and mysterious, filled with lush biomes and rich resources. But this beautiful land is on the brink of a terrible change: the piglin invasion has begun and threatens to corrupt the Overworld. It’s up to the player to make unexpected friends (including some classic mobs you’ll recognize from Minecraft) to form valuable alliances and lead the way into strategic battles against the ferocious invaders of the Nether.
The game will have a very exciting campaign that will present many surprises for both new and experienced Minecraft players. And for those looking to play with friends, there will be an online co-op campaign and competitive multiplayer that we hope to share later this year.
To deliver on our vision as an action-strategy game, we knew we needed to partner with a team that could help us bring Minecraft Legends to life in the best possible way. We are delighted to partner with Blackbird Interactive, a development team with a long history of delivering strong strategy gaming experiences.
Minecraft Legends is coming sometime in 2023 for Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S, PS5, PS4, Nintendo Switch, PC, and Game Pass.