Minecraft Legends Unites the Overworld in 2023

The upcoming action strategy game explores the Minecraft universe from a new point of view.
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Microsoft unveiled Minecraft Legends during its Summer Games Fest 2022 showcase on June 12. The action strategy game is a new twist on the iconic Minecraft formula and is set to release sometime in 2023. There’s no firm release date outside of that window just yet, though it will be coming to PC, Xbox, Game Pass, PlayStation, and Nintendo Switch.

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The debut trailer can be seen at the top of this article. The first few minutes set up the narrative and lore, where the overworld unites to take on a common, Piglin foe invading the world from another dimension. About 1:36 in, it shifts to a bit of gameplay, showing horse riding, base building, combat with a little tower defense, and one big explosion. 

Developer Mojang has partnered with Blackbird Interactive on the project, which has worked on Hardspace: Shipbreaker, Crossfire: Legion, and Homeworld 3

This isn’t the first time that Mojang has taken a side road through the Minecraft universe. Minecraft Dungeons popped up in 2020, and if the name didn’t give anything away, it’s a dungeon-crawling action-adventure game set in the Minecraft universe. We mostly enjoyed it, praising it for its “gameplay, four-player support on and off-line, large, and large, diverse levels.”

The original Minecraft experience, which launched over a decade ago, is still going strong. It recently released its 1.19 Wild Update. 

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