Strategy game Minecraft Legends announced for release in 2023

Xbox has announced action strategy game Minecraft Legends.

Developed by Mojang Studios and Blackbird Interactive, the game will be released in 2023 on Xbox Series X/S, Game Pass for console and PC, Windows and Steam.

“Explore a familiar yet mysterious land, full of diverse life, lush biomes, and rich resources. But this paradise is on the brink of destruction,” reads the description accompanying the game’s debut trailer, which is viewable below.

“The piglins have arrived – and they’re threatening to corrupt the Overworld. Inspire unexpected friends to form valuable alliances and lead them in strategic battles to protect their home. Take the fight to the piglins before their Nether corruption devours the Overworld!”

Minecraft Legends – Announce Trailer

“The game will have a very exciting campaign that will introduce many surprises for both new and seasoned Minecraft player alike,” Mojang said following the showcase. “And for those looking to play with friends, there will be online campaign co-op and competitive multiplayer which we’re looking forward to sharing more on later this year.”

“To deliver our vision as an action strategy game, we knew we needed to partner with a team that could help us bring Minecraft Legends to life in the best way possible. We are thrilled to partner with Blackbird Interactive, a development team with a long track record of delivering strong strategy gameplay experiences.”