It was announced that Minecraft Legends, the spinoff action strategy game in the world of Minecraft, will be released on April 18 this year, according to the latest Xbox Developer Direct. The game will be available for Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch and PC at launch, as well as Xbox Game Pass.
In the story, players engage in heroic battles to protect the upper world from the devastating Piglins. The game will let you play the story campaign as an online co-op experience with other friends, and will also include a PvP mode where two teams of four players work together to destroy the opponent’s team area. Additionally, Minecraft Legends has been confirmed to support cross-platform play and online matchmaking since its release.
The developers also dug deeper into the game flow and the strategies each player can make. Players in Minecraft Legends can (and should) share their armies and resources with their teams, so communication is really important if players want to win. The key here is to decide with your friends what your role will be throughout the game, as matches involve not only gathering resources for things to build, but also defending against raids by individual Piglins factions. it’s kind of a PvPvE experience.
You can attack the Piglins for supplies or mount the Regal Tiger and clear the procedurally generated island for resources. Players who love to build can also build towers and other defenses in case the Piglins attack, which can be a creative process for those who want to invest time and effort. You can choose to build labyrinths and layers of walls inside your own base, or you can set up a forward base outside to act as an external defense layer. Simpler strategies, like building a small team of archers to get into the cracks of the other team’s defenses, can work well, so it’s not just who builds the biggest defense, but who uses the most effective strategies.
Xbox Game Studios will also be working on Minecraft Legends with Blackbird Interactive to turn the experience into something new and exciting. Blackbird Interactive is a studio known for creating multi-strategy experiences like Homeworld: Deserts of Kharak, Crossfire: Legion, and the upcoming Homeworld 3.