Minecraft Legends release date, time, story, gameplay

If you're looking for the Minecraft Legends release date and gameplay trailer, we've got all the info on Mojang's new block building strategy action game.

Minecraft legends Release Date: Multiple villagers can be seen in a village

The Minecraft Legends release date is April 18, 2023, at 9 am PT, 12 pm ET, and 5 pm BST on PS5, PS4, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, PC, and Nintendo Switch. The game will also be included in Xbox Game Pass.

Played from a third-person point of view, Minecraft Legends allows you to lead allies into battle within the Overworld. It is a pretty fresh and unique concept for the series with both cooperative and competitive modes when it comes to ways to play Minecraft Legends multiplayer with your friends, no matter what platform they are on.

This game’s release date was announced during the Xbox Developer Direct in January 2023, with the release time exactly confirmed ahead of release on Twitter. It will be Microsoft’s second big release of the year in terms of first-party games so it should hopefully land with an impact on Game Pass.

Minecraft Legends story

The game takes place after a Piglin invasion from the Nether enters the Minecraft universe. As the hero, you will raise your banners and bring together the Overworld to defend your home and everyone in it.

You can see a tease of the story in the initial trailer below:

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Minecraft Legends gameplay

Minecraft Legends gameplay was shown in detail at Minecraft Live 2022. This video showed off some of the strategy and action you can expect with the unique blended experience Mojang Studios are crafting.

We get to see what it takes to attack a base, craft items, mine for materials, and make large structures. This touches on what The Loadout saw at Gamescom which is that Minecraft Legends is more about crafting large items than mining for items on a small scale.

In addition to the PvE gameplay, there is a host of PvP functionality with Minecraft Legends multiplayer features.

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Minecraft Legends is also going to be making its way to Game Pass next year. But, before then you can keep an eye on everything you need to know about the game ahead of the Minecraft Legends release date right here, in addition to seeing our other guides on Minecraft Legends crossplay.