Is Minecraft Legends a Sequel to Minecraft?

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The debut of Minecraft Legends was announced Sunday, June 12 in an official statement by Minecraft. Check out the trailer for Minecraft Legends below.

The new game was described in the statement as "a unique action strategy game," that "tells the story of the Overworld uniting against an invasion by the ravenous piglins."

The trailer depicts the same square world that gamers know and love, and promises, "This is the legend of a united overworld. United by you."

Is Minecraft Legends a Sequel to Minecraft?

Although both the statement and the trailer emphasize unity and peace, there seems to be more than enough action to go around. The trailer shows several battles taking place, with the protagonist fighting in some cases on the back of some sort of steed.

What kind of steed? We will have to wait and see. Gamers will likely also be curious about what features from the original sandbox game, if any, will be present in the new release.

The focus of the new game appears to be more on adventure and strategy, rather than building in a sandbox world. Presumably, the game takes place in the same universe as Minecraft, although it is still unclear whether its storyline will directly follow the events of the original game.

According to the Steam store, the game is set to release sometime in 2023. Gamers can follow updates on Minecraft Legends on Twitter via their official account, @legends_game.