The Saga of the Wither Storm Comes to a Close, Mysterious Fifth Episode Coming in 2016
SAN RAFAEL, Calif., and STOCKHOLM, Sweden, Dec. 22nd, 2015 — Leading and award-winning developer and publisher of digital entertainment TellTale Games, and world-renowned game developer Mojang, today released the fourth of five episodes for Minecraft: Story Mode – A Telltale Games Series.
Episode 4: ‘A Block and a Hard Place’ is available digitally worldwide today on PC and Mac from the Telltale Online Store, Steam, and other digital distribution services, on the PlayStation Network for PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 3, on the Xbox Games Store for Xbox One® and Xbox 360, for compatible iOS devices via the App Store, and for compatible Android-based devices via Google Play and the Amazon Appstore. The episode is also available today for season pass disc owners via online update.
In Episode Four, with the fearsome Wither Storm more dangerous than ever, Jesse, Reuben, and the crew discover there is one thing that can destroy the command block at the heart of the monster – but they’ll need to brave the perils of the Farlands to find it. As uneasy allies and ailing friends threaten to tear the group apart, can they defeat the Wither Storm in their final battle? And what sacrifices must be made to succeed? Find out in Episode Four’s epic ‘Wither Storm Finale’ that will turn the page on one chapter before adventures can begin anew in the mysterious Episode Five launching in early 2016.
The season premiere episode ‘The Order of the Stone’ is also now available on Windows 10 via the Windows Store for the first time. Additional episodes will be available in the coming weeks.
In Minecraft: Story Mode, playing as either a male or female hero named ‘Jesse,’ you’ll embark on a perilous adventure across the Overworld, through the Nether, to the End, and beyond. You and your friends revere the legendary Order of the Stone: Warrior, Redstone Engineer, Griefer, and Architect; slayers of the Ender Dragon. While at EnderCon in hopes of meeting Gabriel the Warrior, Jesse’s friends discover that something is wrong… something dreadful. Terror is unleashed, and you must set out on a quest to find The Order of the Stone if you are to save your world from oblivion.
In their review of the first episode, Polygon declared the series, “a grand adventure in the universe of Minecraft,” with Wired UK saying it, “brilliantly channels its source material,” and Kotaku UK calling it “a triumph.” The Guardian said the series “will delight Minecraft veterans young and old alike,” while GameSpotlauded Episode 2 as, “a charming, winning adventure for both fans and newbies to the world of Minecraft,” and Game Informer praised the “action, wit, and charm”of Episode 3.
The season features Patton Oswalt as male Jesse, Catherine Taber as female Jesse, Brian Posehn, Ashley Johnson, Scott Porter, Martha Plimpton, Dave Fennoy, Corey Feldman, Billy West, John Hodgman, and Paul Reubens.
Minecraft: Story Mode – A Telltale Games Series – Episode 4: ‘A Block and a Hard Place’ is rated ‘E10+’ (Everyone 10+) for Fantasy Violence and Mild Language by the ESRB. Future content in the season is yet to be rated by the ESRB. The series is published by Telltale Games in partnership with Mojang.