Minecraft Legends strategy game announced for 2023

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Microsoft and Mojang have just announced Minecraft Legends, a new action strategy game launching in 2023.

So far the new Minecraft title has only been confirmed for Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, PC, and Xbox Cloud Gaming. And yes, it will arrive on Game Pass upon release.

For a while now, gamers have been speculating what plans Microsoft have for the hugely popular license beyond Minecraft itself. While Minecraft Dungeons was a lowkey hit, fans have been itching for a new experience that better channels Minecraft’s spirit.

Minecraft Legends definitely fits the bill, fusing strategic battles with resource gathering and crafting on a much bigger scale. Such a game has previously been rumoured, but now we’re getting our very first look. Here’s more info on the upcoming game:

Discover the mysteries of Minecraft Legends, our upcoming action strategy game. Explore a familiar yet mysterious land, full of diverse life, lush biomes, and rich resources. But this paradise is on the brink of destruction. The piglins have arrived – and they’re threatening to corrupt the Overworld. Inspire unexpected friends to form valuable alliances and lead them in strategic battles to protect their home. Take the fight to the piglins before their Nether corruption devours the Overworld!

Right now, there’s no confirmation whether Minecraft Legends will make its way to other platforms. Until now, Microsoft has been pretty open in publishing the series on rival consoles. Given the wide appeal this series has, don’t be surprised if this latest game turns up on PS4, PS5, and Nintendo Switch.

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