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Minecraft Legends is Switch bound next year

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Microsoft announced that a brand new Minecraft experience is coming to the Nintendo Switch in 2023 and its titled, Minecraft Legends. The game was showcased during last night’s Xbox games showcase and is set to be a real time strategy game. It’s another spin-off from the incredibly popular Minecraft series, while some were initially disappointed with Minecraft Dungeons, the development team did put in a lot of work post launch with additional content and events and it turned out to be pretty fun. Here’s what to expect from Minecraft Legends which is being developed between Mojang and Blackbird Interactive along with a trailer:


Minecraft Legends is a brand new game that tells the story of the Overworld uniting against an invasion by the ravenous piglins. According to the legend, only you can bring together the mobs of the Overworld and help them defend their home. The events you will take part in are neither fact nor fiction; they are simply part of a tale that has been passed down from villager to villager. There are no records or evidence of the great hero that raised their banner to save the Overworld – all that remains is a powerful legend.  


Minecraft Legends is a unique action strategy game. It has strategy elements at its core, but its mechanics are inspired by the immersion of action games. You get to explore the familiar yet in-many-ways-new Overworld in a third-person perspective. You will defend peaceful settlements and fight hordes of piglins to stop the spread of their Nether corruption. You are the center of every battle you lead, fighting alongside your allies while giving them directions. We’ll reveal more about how you’ll achieve the monumental task of repelling the piglins’ invasion in the coming months. 


When Legends was still just an idea, we knew our hands were already pretty full with our two existing games – Minecraft and Minecraft Dungeons. Because Minecraft Legends needed the proper experience and focus to really shine, we decided to partner with Blackbird Interactive (BBI), a Vancouver-based studio that is working with us to bring the game to life. 

BBI has a wealth of game design experience, especially in the strategy genre, and a dedicated development team working on Minecraft Legends. Combining their strengths with ours is what resulted in the game´s unique personality. We’re thrilled by our collaboration with the talented teams at BBI and we can’t wait for you to experience the fun of a Minecraft strategy game. 


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