Episode two of Telltale’s Minecraft: Story Mode will launch earlier than expected, alongside the retail edition of the game.
‘Assembly Required’ will be available ‘starting today’, according to a joint press release issued by developer Telltale Games and license holder Mojang. Furthermore, Minecraft: Story Mode’s controversial ‘season pass’ disc is now available for purchase in North America, which includes the premiere episode, ‘The Order of the Stone’, on-disc, with the remaining episodes being available for digital download as and when they become available.
Kevin Bruner, CEO and co-founder of Telltale Games, said:
“We’ve been overjoyed by the reception from both the Minecraft community and fans of Telltale across the world diving into the all-ages adventure and making key decisions that will craft their own stories throughout the rest of the season.
“This week, we’re happy to offer the game on a special disc at retailers worldwide, including access to the thrilling second episode, ‘Assembly Required,’ which will feel like a completely different chapter for players depending on their paths taken in episode one.”
The series is available digitally for PC, Mac, PS4, PS3, Xbox One, Xbox 360 and mobile devices. PS Vita and Wii U versions are also currently in the works.