What is Minecraft: Dungeons?
That’s the question Minecraft fans are asking in the wake of the upcoming game’s surprise reveal at MineCon 2018. We know it’s an action adventure game “inspired by classic dungeon crawlers.” And it looks about as adorable as you’d expect.
For anyone out there who might be unfamiliar with the “dungeon crawler” genre, think Diablo. Or Gauntlet. One or more players set out to explore an enclosed, monster-infested environment in search of adventure and sweet, sweet loot.
The trailer above suggests Dungeons may skip Minecraft‘s traditionally first-person perspective gameplay in favor of an isometric view looking down on the action (Diablo and Gauntlet are both good examples of this). Of course, that could also just be the way the trailer was cut.
Minecraft developer Mojang hasn’t provided any details yet on what will set Dungeons apart from other genre favorites. Obviously, the look of the world will maintain that familiar Minecraft feel, but you have to wonder how user creativity and an ability to re-shape the world — both core elements in the main game — will play a role.
You can read a little bit more in the official announcement, found here.
Minecraft: Dungeons is set to release on PC sometime in 2019, so you can probably expect to hear more on this in the coming months.