In September of 2018, Mojang revealed its forthcoming Minecraft Dungeons, a new action-adventure game based on the classic dungeon crawl genre. The gaming studio unveiled the brand new game at E3 2019 and announced a launch date for it.
Then, in October of 2019, Mojang opened the beta registration system for the title and confirmed that Minecraft Dungeons would be available as of Spring 2020. Although we still don’t know the exact release date, the title has been recently listed on the Microsoft Store, suggesting an imminent release.
Minecraft Dungeons Appeared on Microsoft Store
Microsoft insider Walking Cat was the first to notice the title on the Store platform, saying that it appears Minecraft Dungeons will be available for both Windows 10 and Xbox consoles. Here is what the official game description says:
“Fight your way through an all-new action-adventure game, inspired by classic dungeon crawlers and set in the Minecraft universe! Brave the dungeons alone, or team up with friends! Up to four players can battle together through action-packed, treasure-stuffed, wildly varied levels – all in an epic quest to save the villagers and take down the evil Arch-Illager!”
“Discover a trove of powerful new weapons and items that will help you defeat ruthless swarms of new-and-nasty mobs. Fight or flee through canyons, swamps, and – of course – mines! Any adventurer brave or foolish enough to explore this blocky and beautiful world will need to come prepared. So quickly, gear up!”
Minecraft Dungeons is a multiplayer title, allowing up to four players to team up and fight together in the co-op mode. Gamers can unlock numerous unique items and weapon enchantments for ravaging special attacks, customize their character, fight up-close with melee swings, or tank their way through groups of mobs, protected by heavy armor.
There’s no possibility to download Minecraft Dungeons at the moment because it needs a code to start the process. While the game will most definitely be available to other platforms as well, only because it makes sense, it seems to be an Xbox exclusive for now.
Although Microsoft stated that future first-party games would be exclusive to the Xbox systems, it will do more damage in revenue if Minecraft will also remain exclusive.