Minecraft Legends release date: Pre-order, trailer and news on the RTS game
Block out some time, because more Minecraft is coming.
The Minecraft Legends release date has been confirmed by Microsoft and it is set to release across multiple platforms on the same day. Better yet, there isn't long left to wait to play this Minecraft Real-Time Strategy.
You'll be facing off against the Piglins and other enemies this spring. There will be a campaign mode to play alone or in co-op and competitive online multiplayer to boot.
The game is set to bring together the open-world and loot of Minecraft with the intense battles of those RTS games we all know and love.
If you can't wait to play, read on to discover everything there is to know about Minecraft Legends including its release date, pre-order information, gameplay details, and to watch a trailer or two.
When is the Minecraft Legends release date?
The Minecraft Legends release date is Tuesday 18th April 2023, it has been confirmed by the developer.
This follows the initial rumours that the RTS game was set to launch in spring 2023.
Can you pre-order Minecraft Legends?
Pre-orders for Minecraft Legends are now open. You can pre-order the Standard Edition of the game physically via GAME, starting at £44.99.
Minecraft Legends will be available day one on Xbox Game Pass and PC Game Pass subscription services, meaning you'll get the game included in your membership at no extra cost.
You can also pre-order the digital Minecraft Legends Deluxe Edition for £41.74 on the Microsoft Store. The Deluxe Edition contains six in-game skins: One for your hero, four for your mounts, and one more for your mounts which will release at a later date.
Which consoles and platforms can play Minecraft Legends?
Minecraft Legends will be available on Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S, PS4, PS5, PC, and Nintendo Switch. The PC release will be split across such platforms as Steam and the Xbox PC app.
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Minecraft Legends gameplay and story details
Check out the official Minecraft Legends gameplay trailer below to see the game in action and gain an understanding of its offerings:
The official description for the new title gives us a fairly good idea of what to expect from Minecraft Legends.
It reads: "Minecraft Legends is a brand new game that tells the story of the Overworld uniting against an invasion by the ravenous piglins. According to the legend, only you can bring together the mobs of the Overworld and help them defend their home. The events you will take part in are neither fact nor fiction; they are simply part of a tale that has been passed down from villager to villager. There are no records or evidence of the great hero that raised their banner to save the Overworld – all that remains is a powerful legend.
"This is a unique action strategy game. It has strategy elements at its core, but its mechanics are inspired by the immersion of action games. You get to explore the familiar yet in-many-ways-new Overworld in a third-person perspective. You will defend peaceful settlements and fight hordes of piglins to stop the spread of their Nether corruption. You are the centre of every battle you lead, fighting alongside your allies while giving them directions. We’ll reveal more about how you’ll achieve the monumental task of repelling the piglins' invasion in the coming months."
Is there a Minecraft Legends trailer?
You can indeed watch a trailer for Minecraft Legends. Check out the moodily-narrated trailer below while you wait for the Minecraft Legends release date in April 2023.