When does Minecraft Legends release?

Minecraft Legends is the newest game in the Minecraft franchise.

Image via Mojang

During the Xbox and Bethesda Showcase from the summer of 2022, many new games were revealed, and Microsoft also gave some release dates for previously announced games. Minecraft Legends was rumored to show up in the show, although no one knew about the title before the showcase.

Minecraft Legends is set to be a real-time strategy game, meaning it will look a little different from its origin game and Minecraft Dungeons.

Players first saw some cinematic footage where a villager can be seen reading a book to a younger villager. Bright, colorful landscapes filled the screen with lush green grass and flowers, only to fade to a nightmarish Nether invasion.

Piglins have arrived in the Overworld, threatening the land and its inhabitants, and it’s up to the player and their allies to save the Overworld. Players must lead their teams through strategic battles to protect their homes and lives. If they fail, the Overworld will fall to the piglins.

During the Xbox and Bethesda Developer Direct on Jan. 25, 2023, the developers at Mojang showcased more features and gameplay, including co-op play and PvP action, and also provided a long-awaited release date to eager fans.

Minecraft Legends release date

Minecraft Legends will officially be released on April 18, 2023.

When the game does launch, it will be released on Xbox, Switch, and PlayStation consoles, as well as PC and Game Pass. To keep abreast of the news involving this game, head over to the Minecraft Legends website.

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