Telltale Games has announced Minecraft: Story Mode – Season 2, a continuation of the episodic series based on Mojang’s Minecraft.
Hero in Residence, the first episode of the five-part second season, will be available for download on July 11 for Xbox One, PlayStation 4, PC, Mac, iOS, and Android devices. The voice cast for season 2 includes Patton Oswalt, Catherine Taber, Ashley Johnson, and Scott Potter. Members of the Minecraft YouTube community will also cameo, including Stampy Cat and stacyplays.
The second season will continue the story of Jesse and the series’ ensemble, who have conquered the Wither Storm and saved the world. Their lives of adventure have settled down until Jesse”s hand becomes stuck in a gauntlet from an underwater temple. Jesse, as well as old and new friends, venture off on a new journey that will both carry over choices from the first season and allow new players to dive into the second season.
Season 2 will also feature Telltale’s Crowd Play mode, allowing people watching someone play the episode to influence the choices made.
Word of a possible season 2 leaked earlier this week thanks to the Australian ratings board.
Minecraft: Story Mode originally had a five-episode first season before Telltale announced the addition of three more episodes as “post-season content.” The full first season and three additional episodes came to the Nintendo Switch earlier this year.
Telltale Games also currently has an ongoing Guardians of the Galaxy episodic series, for which the second episode released this week. The developer also wrapped up its third season of The Walking Dead: A New Frontier. For more on both, check out IGN’s review of the Guardians of the Galaxy series’ latest episode and all five reviews for A New Frontier.
Jonathon Dornbush is an Associate Editor for IGN. Find him on Twitter @jmdornbush.