Minecraft: Story Mode – Season Two launches on July 11, but developer Telltale Games is giving players an early look at the game for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC, and mobile devices, with a physical release coming in the fall.
Season Two is divided into five episodes and continues the story of Jesse and his friends from the first season in the Minecraft universe, full of high drama, plucky underdogs, legendary heroes, dastardly villains, incredible peril and perky pigs.
“Life has changed a lot for Jesse and the gang since the first season of Story Mode. They’ve got jobs, responsibilities… and there’s just not as much time for adventuring these days,” says lead writer Eric Stripe.
“Life is still fun of fun and excitement but it’s not quite the same as it used to be. Petra worries that they’re in a rut, and often tries to convince the gang to join her on adventures like they used to. Jesse is trying to figure out her priorities, but it’s about to get even more complicated.”
When Jesse’s hand gets stuck in a cursed gauntlet, events begin to spin out of control, threatening her new life and old friendships. Now players who want to know what kind of hero Jesse is can how choose which Jesse to play in Story Mode.
“Unlike the Witherstorm, which just wanted to devour everything in its path, Jesse’s new foe is very intelligent and very, very powerful,” says Eric.
“Luckily Jesse’s also got plenty of allies, old and new, who will be joining her as her quest takes her to the ends of the earth.”
Let’s find out what Jesse and the new crew you will meet in Episode 1:
“After she saved the world from the Witherstorm, lots of people wondered what Jesse would do next. In truth, she’s kinda still figuring it out. Torn between adventuring with her friends and her duties as Beacontown’s ‘Leader and Hero-In-Residence,’ Jesse’s got a lot on her plate these days.”
“A fearless warrior and on-again/off-again mercenary, Petra is the most loyal friend you could ask for. She doesn’t like that the Order of the Stone is settling down and seems to be itching to get on the open road again. Her eye for adventure tends to get her in trouble sometimes, but she knows Jesse always has her back.”
“The Velvet Tornado, the Iron Sword of Muuji Bay, the Stab-Walker… Jack has been called many names by many, many people. A once-legendary adventurer and treasure hunter, he got out of the game ages ago to run a map shop with his best friend Nurm. With a past full of both outlandish stories and dark secrets, he’ll prove to be a mighty new ally for Jesse and the gang.”
“A Villager from the valley of Pur’gan-Gah, Nurm had never quite fit in. Unlike his friends, he had a secret dream of adventuring far beyond their quiet village and seeing the world. It wasn’t until he met Jack that he finally took a chance and the rest, as they say, is history.”
“No one is sure whether someone hired Radar to be Jesse’s intern or if he volunteered, but one thing’s for sure: He loves his job. Super organized (if a little high-strung) he is always eager to help Jesse with anything and everything she needs.”
“The leader of Champion City, Stella has been embroiled in a bitter rivalry with Jesse for months… or so she seems to think. Although her ego and jealousy can sometimes get the better of her, she really does want to make the world a better place. Deep down. Deep deep down.”
“Lluna was born with an innate gift for sniffing out treasure and a talent for getting into trouble. As stubborn and headstrong as her owner Stella, she’s always running off from her lavish home in Champion City in search of some new bauble.”
This is not whole case and Jesse will meet many new friends and foes this season, and a few figures from her past might just pop up, too. Story Mode puts the power of friendship in gamer’s hands, and occasionally life and death decisions also.