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Minecraft: Dungeons Coming in April

Gaming article by Don Parsons on Thursday, November 14, 2019 - 16:12
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Blocky Dungeon Crawling

Today on Inside Xbox, Microsoft revealed that Minecraft spinoff Minecraft: Dungeons will be releasing in April 2020. 

If you aren't familiar with it, Minecraft Dungeons combines the Minecraft brand, aesthetics, and elements along with the dungeon crawling genre. In it you take on the role of a character wandering through, and destroying enemies for loot and to get powers in what you find. There is no class system in Minecraft: Dungeons, meaning you can combine different items and abilities you find to your hearts content, and itemization is the focus on how you customize and gain new abilities.

 

Minecraft: Dungeons is designed from the ground up to be playable also in multiplayer. You can have up to four friends join you, and the difficulty dynamically scales based on the number of players, avoiding the problem of co-operative play making things too easy. You can have up to 4 players, and there is support for both online and local multiplayer play. Like a number of older dungeon crawlers, levels in Minecraft: Dungeons are mostly procedurally generated, meaning that there are unique experiences each time. This can also create humorous situations, like a herd of cow being found deep underground for some reason, leaving it to you to make up a story for why, or just ignore them as you desire, as was shown in the gameplay demo shown during the event. 

 

 

Minecraft: Dungeons will be releasing on Xbox One, PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch, PC, and Game Pass in April 2020.

What do you think about Minecraft: Dungeons? Do you think it can be a good dungeon crawling adventure? Is it something you're interested in playing, either on your own or perhaps with a younger sibling? Let us know in the comments below!

 

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Don Parsons

Don Parsons

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I've been a gamer for years of various types starting with the Sega Genesis and Shining Force when I was young. If I'm not playing video games, I'm often roleplaying, reading, writing, or pondering things brought up by speculative fiction.