Telltale Games is best known for creating episodic point-and-click adventure titles such as The Walking Dead, The Wolf Among Us, Games of Thrones, Tales from the Borderlands, and now, Minecraft: Story Mode. Episode One of Minecraft: Story Mode recently debuted in early October 2015 for Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, PlayStation Vita, Xbox 360, Xbox One, Android and iOS platforms, and even the Wii U. It's only been a few weeks since the launch of the first episode, and without hesitation, Telltale Games has already launched the trailer for Episode Two, which you should see available for download later today.
Yes, you read that right. Episode Two: Assembly Required will be available for PC, Xbox 360 and Xbox One players later today. However, PlayStation 3 and PlayStation 4 fans will have to wait until the PlayStation Store updates in the United Kingdom, tomorrow. How is all of this relevant and significant? Believe it or not, this is actually the fastest turnaround ever for a second episode in Telltale Games' entire history, let's just hope it doesn't feel rushed. Check out the trailer for Episode Two: Assembly Required below.
According to a brief description as to what this episode is all about, it will be a bit more challenging than Episode One. If you have had the chance to play the beginning of Minecraft: Story Mode, then feel free to check out this two-paragraph preview about what will be occurring in Episode Two: Assembly Required.
"In the second chapter of our story, time is running out for our intrepid heroes. The Wither Storm looms ever closer, consuming everything in its wake. Depending on their decisions, Jesse and friends are off to explore either kingdoms of chaos or wondrous Redstone marvels in search of Magnus or Ellegaard, the remaining known members of The Order of the Stone. Can these legendary figures help our heroes stop the impending threat?
"Your path in ‘Assembly Required’ will differ greatly depending on your choices made in ‘The Order of the Stone’, so more than one playthrough is definitely recommended after your season concludes! Did you choose to save Gabriel or Petra amid the Wither Storm? Did you choose to seek the help of Magnus the Griefer or Ellegaard the Redstone Engineer? This is one of our most divergent episodes yet depending on the paths you’ve chosen – and many players will have completely different experiences depending on where they’ve decided to go!"
I am extremely excited, however, at the same time, I am worried that Episode Two will feel rushed and incomplete. Then again, there is no possible way to find out until I actually have the ability to watch gameplay or play it myself. Telltale has yet to disappoint me so far, let's just hope they keep it that way.