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Minecraft: Dungeons Announced; Inspired by Classic Dungeon Crawlers, It’ll Launch in 2019


Minecraft: Dungeons, a brand new game inspired by classic dungeon crawlers, was the biggest announcement at this year's MINECON Earth event. The game is expected to hit PC next year, presumably with all the other platforms following later.

Can you tell we’re excited? Well, it’s not every day we get to announce a new game! Minecraft: Dungeons is being created by a small and dedicated team in Stockholm, Sweden. This has been a passion project for them, and is inspired by their love of classic dungeon crawler games.

But let’s get specific! What exactly is Minecraft: Dungeons? It’s an all-new action-adventure game inspired by classic dungeon crawlers, where you’ll constantly discover new weapons and items that will help you defeat a ruthless swarm of new-and-nasty mobs. You’ll fight or flee through canyons, swamps and – of course – mines!

You can 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!

Of course, that wasn't the only reveal the team at Mojang brought to MINECON Earth 2018. The next major update to Minecraft, titled Village and Pillage, was also detailed. This update is expected to hit early next year.

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Jens ‘Jeb’ Bergensten and Agnes Larsson took to the stage and talked about the next big update to Minecraft, one which brings loads of new villagers to the game! Village and Pillage will fill the villages of the Overworld with new friendly folk. You'll even find variations of their designs in different biomes! Allow me to introduce you to the future residents of the jungle biome.

Top row from left to right: Librarian, Butcher, Cleric, Cartographer, Leatherworker and Fletcher. Bottom row from left to right: Shepherd, Farmer, Fisher, Armorer, Toolsmith and Weaponsmith!

Our most friendly update ever then? Er, not exactly. The nefarious Pillagers and their Beasts will be joining Minecraft to cause all kinds of havoc upon unsuspecting villages. That’s not nice! That’s not nice at all!

Pillagers will be armed with a new weapon, crossbows. Luckily, YOU’LL be able to craft and use crossbows too! They take longer to use than bows, but make up for it with superior power (and they’re even more helpful if you use enchantments on them like fast load or multishot or TOP SECRET ENCHANTMENT WE’RE NOT REVEALING HERE SORRY NOT SORRY) Better start getting ready to defend the villages from the Pillager attacks…

You’ll find a lot more variety in how villages look depending on what biome you’re visiting, too (along with some completely new villages). But enough about what we’re building - we want to see what YOU make with new building materials! That’s why we’re adding - just seven years after it was suggested at the very first Minecon - scaffolding!