Wow Telltale, that was fast! Just a couple of weeks after Minecraft: Story Mode (Free) first episode came out to very positive reactions, Mojang has just announced that we’ll be getting the second episode of the series today! Never before has Telltale spit out two episodes of the same series so close to each other, and it caught many by surprise. This surprising publishing pattern might mean a few things: perhaps the developers feel that this series will be its most popular and want to make sure they strike while the iron is hot, or when Telltale said that Minecraft: Story Mode is easier to make because animating the characters is easier, it was speaking truth. Of course, it could be a bit of both.
No matter the reason, I’m glad Assembly Required is coming so soon because like every episodic product (TV show, book, game), a story is better enjoyed while its still fresh in the minds of the players. There’s also a trailer out for the second episode, and I’m glad that it’s more of an old-school teaser trailer rather than the more-recent “here’s the plot and the ending" kind of trailer. As expected (slight spoilers here), the quest continues for Jesse and his gang, and the fate of the Minecraft universe is on his (and your) shoulders. No pressure, of course. What do you think of the series so far? Has it met your expectations, if you had any to begin with?