Minecraft: Story Mode is getting three more episodes this year, Telltale Games announced today. That means Episode 5, which launches March 29, won't be the last chapter of the series, but will instead bridge it with the rest of the story to come.
Those who want to play Episodes 6, 7 and 8 will need to have purchased at least the first episode of Minecraft: Story Mode, which debuted back in October.
The fifth installment, titled Order Up!, sends the player protagonist Jesse and his or her friends to an abandoned temple, where they are ambushed and find themselves in an entirely new world. The ruler is told the group of heroes, the New Order of the Stone, are up to no good, setting up the conflict and showdown of this story.
Minecraft: Story Mode stars voice actors Patton Oswalt and Catherine Taber as Jesse (depending on the player's gender choice); Paul Reubens of Pee-wee Herman fame as bad guy Ivor; and Sean Astin of The Goonies (OK, OK, also The Lord of the Rings trilogy) as Reginald. Melissa Hutchison, who voices Clementine in Telltale's acclaimed The Walking Dead adaptation, features in Episode 5 as a new character.
For more, see Polygon's review of the first episode, “The Order of the Stone.” The game is available on PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Windows PC and Mac, Wii U, Xbox 360, Xbox One, PlayStation Vita, and Android and iOS.