Minecraft Legends gets an April release date, new gameplay trailer

We got the news during today’s Xbox Games Showcase

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Minecraft is one of the most beloved franchises in all of gaming that has inspired a slew of spin-offs into other genres. The newest entry in the Minecraft franchise is delving into even more unexplored territory in the form of Minecraft Legends, an action strategy game that was announced at last year’s Xbox and Bethesda Games Showcase. This title has made an appearance at the same event in 2023, this time revealing a brand new gameplay trailer, as well as an official release date: April 18, 2023.

The trailer showed off the game’s overworld, which players will be able to roam freely on horseback, as well as combat with “familiar foes” and “unexpected allies.” We also got a brief look at the Minecraft Legends’ online features, as players will be able to play co-operatively with friends, or challenge them to play as opponents. Between the adorable Minecraft art style to the bombastic gameplay, this title looks like it’s going to be a blast for action strategy lovers and long-time Minecraft fans alike.

Minecraft Legends will be available for Xbox platforms (including Xbox Game Pass), Windows/Steam, PlayStation consoles, and Nintendo Switch. Pre-orders are available right now, so make sure to check it out if the game piques your interest.

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