In the oddly specific Venn diagram where Minecraft fans and small-group co-op lovers collide, the center offers a tantalizing solution to appeal to both crowds: Minecraft Dungeons. As we reported last fall, the popular voxel sandbox’s creators have been fashioning a four-player dungeon crawler that should remain faithful to the main game’s universe (such as it is).
At E3 2019 this week, we got a better look at how Minecraft Dungeons will play, as a small team braves the depths of a danger-infested labyrinth or two in search of glory and loot. Unfortunately, the title — which was supposed to come out this year — has now been delayed to spring 2020.
“Discover an all-new action-adventure game, inspired by classic dungeon crawlers and set in the Minecraft universe!” Mojang posted. “Brave the dungeons alone, or team up with friends to survive truly spectacular battles! Up to four players can fight together through action-packed, treasure-stuffed, wildly varied levels, all in a quest to save the villagers and take down the nefarious Arch-Illager!”