US Gamer has published an exclusive interview with Minecraft Dungeons game director Måns Olson. The Diablo 3-style dungeon crawler is set to be released on the Nintendo Switch soon, as it is destined for the platform on Tuesday, 26th May. Mr. Olson revealed in the interview that the original theme for the game was influenced by Nintendo’s The Legend of Zelda series and From Software’s Dark Souls. However that changed from a “small single-player game” to a cooperative multiplayer title that features a single player mode.
“If you look at inspirations now, it’s closer in terms of gameplay to games like Diablo, Torchlight, and Gauntlet,” Olson adds. “And also the cooperative experience is pulling a lot from modern first-person shooter cooperative games like Left 4 Dead and [Warhammer: End Times – Vermintide]. So absolutely there’s been things that have been either implemented and then changed, or designed on paper, but that never made it into the game.”