On October 12 at the ArcLight Cinerama Dome in Hollywood, Minecraft: Story Mode will be given its “Redstone Carpet World Premiere,” an all-ages event that Telltale and Mojang are billing as the “World’s Largest Let’s Play.” Choices and actions in the game will be decided by the cheering crowd, so here’s hoping that in-person viewers are a little more democratic in their discussion than those on YouTube.
Telltale highlights the game’s voice cast in the announcement, as well, and it includes a solid mix of both traditional video game voice talent and film actors. Brian Posehn (Nerd Poker), Paul Reuben (Pee-wee’s Playhouse), Dave Fennoy (Telltale’s The Walking Dead), John Hodgman (The “PC” from those Apple commercials), and Ashley Johnson (The Last of Us) join Patton Oswalt and Catherine Taber in a quest that begins at “EnderCon” as the world starts tearing itself apart. While the Minecraft universe is still a weird choice for a story-focused adventure, the first episode’s trailer does give me confidence in the final product.
If you want to participate in Minecraft: Story Mode‘s premiere event, Telltale Games will be giving tickets away at no cost. As such, availability is extremely limited. Minecraft: Story Mode launches digitally on October 13 and at retail on October 27 for Xbox One, Xbox 360, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, PC, and Mac. Wii U and mobile versions are also in development.