Telltale's Minecraft: Story Mode is getting a second season in July

Minecraft: Story Mode, a Telltale game set in Mojang's blocky universe, is returning for a second season. The episodic series will kick off in force starting on July 11 with the first episode, titled "Hero in Residence," on PC, Xbox One, Mac, iOS, Android and PS4.

Jesse, the protagonist from the first season, returns to tackle another tough adventure. From Mojang:

As a simple treasure hunt goes wrong, trapping Jesse's hand in a cursed prismarine gauntlet, we discover that maybe there are other downsides to fame, too - like having a dark and ancient power know your name.A new adventure beckons, sending Jesse on a quest to the darkest depths of the world - and beyond! Joined by a motley band of familiar faces, fortune hunters, sometime enemies and one deeply disobedient llama, there will be tough choices, peril aplenty and no shortage of People Who Will Remember That.

If you have played through the first season, Mojang says your decisions will carry over and influence aspects of this season. This season will also include a new feature called Crowd Play, which lets others "help to direct the action from any online mobile device."

Patton Oswalt, Catherine Taber, Ashley Johnson and Scott Porter are all included in this season's cast, along with cameos from YouTubers Stampy Cat and StacyPlays.

We'll learn much more about Minecraft: Story Mode season two in the weeks ahead of its July 11 release.

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