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Minecraft: Story Mode launch trailer: "Don't think about it. Just play it."

Minecraft Story Mode
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I'm still not sure what to make of Minecraft: Story Mode. It may well be excellent—Telltale's reputation as a quality adventure game studio is well-deserved—but "Minecraft" and "story" go together like Max Payne and straight edge. It would be simple enough, relatively speaking, to make a conventional Telltale adventure with Steve and his cubic companions, but that wouldn't really be a Minecraft game, would it? So how do you go about properly blending these two very disparate styles of game? I honestly have no idea. Anyway, Minecraft: Story Mode is out today, and there's a new trailer.

Patton Oswalt is the star of the tale, but I think it's Scott Porter, the voice of Lukas, who really nails the truth of Minecraft: Story Mode. "I know there's a lot of people out there that are wondering how exactly Minecraft and Telltale fit together," he says. "Don't think about it. Just play it."

OK then! Minecraft: Story Mode is available now from fine digital retailers including Steam, Humble (opens in new tab), and Green Man (opens in new tab).

Andy has been gaming on PCs from the very beginning, starting as a youngster with text adventures and primitive action games on a cassette-based TRS80. From there he graduated to the glory days of Sierra Online adventures and Microprose sims, ran a local BBS, learned how to build PCs, and developed a longstanding love of RPGs, immersive sims, and shooters. He began writing videogame news in 2007 for The Escapist and somehow managed to avoid getting fired until 2014, when he joined the storied ranks of PC Gamer. He covers all aspects of the industry, from new game announcements and patch notes to legal disputes, Twitch beefs, esports, and Henry Cavill. Lots of Henry Cavill.