Minecraft: Story Mode – Episode 5 coming next week, 3 more episodes planned

Minecraft Story Mode_105_KeyArt_1920x1080It’s about damn time… after a pretty lengthy gap since Episode 4 of Telltale’s Minecraft: Story Mode the series is set to continue with Episode 5 “Order Up!” on Tuesday, March 29th.

But wait, that’s not all. Telltale has also announced that there will be a trio of additional episodes coming to Minecraft: Story Mode during the year. No, the season pass or retail disc will not cover the additional content — which considering the oddly structured release of the the first 5 episodes and the premature “finale” in Episode 4, is kind of unfortunate for those patiently awaiting a proper season conclusion.

Minecraft: Story Mode – Episode 5 “Order Up!” launches next Tuesday for all platforms. See a few screens below along with the announcement.

Minecraft: Story Mode – Episode 5 “Order Up!” screens:

The adventures of Jesse and the NEW Order of the Stone are set to continue this month! In the first episode since the Wither Storm finale, Minecraft: Story Mode Episode 5 – ‘Order Up’ will be available starting March 29th on PC/Mac, Xbox One, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and iOS and Android-based devices.

Today we can also reveal that ‘Order Up!’ won’t be the last players see of Jesse, as Episode Five will bridge the gap between the Wither Storm story arc, and three all-new adventures that will continue as post-season episodes set to release in the coming months of 2016.

These continuing Adventures of the New Order of the Stone will follow the additional escapades of Jesse the group as they explore new and unfamiliar worlds beyond their own. All three of these episodes will be add-ons to the season, so players will need to own at least the first episode of Minecraft: Story Mode in order to purchase and play these three chapters in the series which will include episodes 6, 7, and 8.

In the upcoming Episode 5, on a tip from Ivor, Jesse and friends head to an abandoned temple holding mysterious treasures. Ambushed by former Ocelot Aiden and his crew, our heroes find themselves in an entirely new world: Sky City! As they explore, the Order finds that resources are at a premium, and nothing but ‘The Void’ exists below the known world. When Aiden convinces Sky City’s ruler that the New Order of the Stone are up to no good, you’ll need to make some tough choices to clear your name, and keep Aiden from destroying an innocent world.

The cast of Minecraft: Story Mode also continues to expand as Jesse, played by Patton Oswalt (Ratatouille) or Catherine Taber (Star Wars Rebels), join Ivor, played by Paul Reubens (Pee-wee’s Big Holiday) and the gang on a trip to the skies. They’ll meet a growing cast that includes Sean Astin (The Goonies, The Lord of the Rings) as Reginald, the loyal Captain of the Guard, Jim Meskimen (Parks and Recreation) as the rebellious Milo, and Melissa Hutchison (The Walking Dead: A Telltale Games Series) as the Founder of Sky City.