Minecraft Dungeons Is Getting The Arcade Cabinet Treatment, Mojang Studios Announces


Posted on April 4, 2021 by Nick Moreno

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By late May later this year, Monjang Studios’ Minecraft Dungeons will officially be one year old. And in the progress since the game’s release proves a glowing reception of the title alongside more than promised additions to the title. For one, the developer abruptly welcomed cross-play support to the game in late 2020 last year.

Additionally, Minecraft Dungeons also happened to finish its Hero Pass expansions already. But, there is more that were announced to come back at Minecraft Live. Already, scheduled add-on ‘Flames of the Nether’ arrived to Minecraft Dungeons is late February with more DLC to be funneled in later in due time.

In a blog post from Mojang Studios back in early March, the Swedish game studio announces that Minecraft Dungeons will be receiving a port. But unlike traditional console hardware, the game is being made into an arcade cabinet.

If you take a step back, you can see the similarities between thewo, but when you take a step into [a consumer] game, it’s like a waltz. An arcade game on the other hand is some kind of super break-dancing speed experience – it’s about intensity of the moment, and surviving as long as possible – an intense burst of fun!

Will Carlin, Play Mechanix Creative Director

Collaborating with Play Mechanix, Mojang Studios and its partner will be pursuing new routes for Minecraft Dungeons to be best adapted to the arcade cabinet formula. Already, machines are being sent out across North America for the game to be tested to best understand where the game shine best before being commercialized for the masses.

Once again noted to being an arcade game, Play Mechanix incorporates a card system for players to upgrade their character and abilities per session. “When you play the game, you collect gems and [defeat enemies], which fills your card meter. Once card meters are full, they activate, and you can use them to defeat enemies all around you. Every time you play the game, a card will be given that is yours to keep.”

While Minecraft Dungeons appears to be shining bright in this position, not all of Minecraft can say the same. Namely that being Minecraft Earth: the Pokemon Go-like augmented reality mobile game is officially closing its doors later this June. You can read the full report by heading here.

Are you interested to play Minecraft Dungeons as an arcade game?

Minecraft Dungeons is out now for Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, PC, and Nintendo Switch.

Source: Mojang Studios

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