What came as a monumental surprise from Minecon Earth 2018 was the announcement of standalone dungeon crawler, Minecraft Dungeons. The game at the time only offered a cinematic depicting the experience of what the game will be when the full version is available for retail purchase.
Leading to the following Microsoft E3 press conference, Mojang returned to disclose that the game will not only be shipping on PC, but fans can also expect the game to ship on Xbox, PlayStation 4, and Nintendo Switch that same day. Even more, the game will be available on Xbox Game Pass and a closed beta for the game was slated for later in 2019.
The game initially was expected to arrive in the latter of 2019, but the latest dispatch of news revealed a spring 2020 release window. Coming to the latest announcement that arrived this week, Mojang officially revealed that Minecraft Dungeon will be arriving to all listed platforms in late May, dismantling the initial April-aimed launch.
The base game is said to ship for a fixed price of $19.99, but the larger fans can scoop the ‘Hero Edition’ of the game for $29.99. What this more expensive bundle offers a range of in-game items/cosmetics including a Hero Cape, two player skins, and a chicken pet. Additionally, those who fork over the extra $10 will also be granted the scheduled added DLCs that will be revealed later on.
On the Java side of Minecraft, one of the most recent snapshots for the version introduced the bevy of Nether additions that will be coming to the full game at a later date. This update includes Nether-based biomes, vegetation, new mobs, and a mineral reported to be stronger than diamond. You can read the full report by heading here.
What system do you plan on picking up Minecraft Dungeons on?
Minecraft Dungeons is set to arrive on April 28, 2020 for PC, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, and PlayStation 4.