They're calling it an action-adventure game, but the company says it's "inspired by classic dungeon-crawlers". Mojang offered some more information on the new spinoff game as well as the trailer above to detail what it involves.
Mojang has announced a new game set in the Minecraft universe called Minecraft: Dungeons. Additionally, villages will vary by biome aesthetically, and also suffer raids from evil pillagers. Players will explore a Minecraft world that spans across numerous original game's familiar biomes, taking on creatures from throughout the Minecraft mythos as they look to face the evil Arch-Illager.
What exactly is Minecraft: Dungeons?
You'll be able to take on the dungeons alone, or in teams of up to four players. Throughout the game, players will acquire upgrades to their armor and weapons across various environmental biomes, including swamps, mines, and canyons.
The update will also bring eleven new Villagers to the world of Minecraft, including the Librarian, Butcher, Cleric Cartographer, Leatherworker, Fletcher, Shepherd, Farmer, Fisher, Armorer, Toolsmith, and Weaponsmith. The levels are said to be "action-packed, treasure-stuffed, [and] wildly varied".
Announced in the midst of Mojang and Microsoft's Minecon Earth events, the game was revealed to be a project that's being worked on by a team in Stockholm, Sweden, a team that has a "love of classic dungeon crawler games".
In 2019, Minecraft will receive an update titled "Village and Pillage". You can grab Minecraft for Xbox One or Windows 10 PC for around $25.
Does any of this upcoming Minecraft content interest you?