Over the weekend, at Minecon Earth, developer Mojang announced new PC dungeon crawler Minecraft: Dungeons, which has been created by a small team at the studio's HQ in Stockholm, Sweden.

'This has been a passion project for them, and is inspired by their love of classic dungeon crawler games,' Mojang's creative communications assistant Tom Stone said on the official Minecraft site. You can play with up to three of your pals, taking on all manner of baddies in swamps, canyons and mines. Your goal is to save the villagers and take down the big bad: the Arch-Illager.

Delightful.

'We've taken the combat mechanics of the core Minecraft game, and turned it into an adventure game in which you fight monsters, explore environments, find treasure, and earn even better equipment,' chief creative officer Jens Bergenstein said in a video that was played prior to the big reveal at Minecon Earth.

No word on whether this will be available on consoles as of yet, sadly. Have a look at the announcement trailer below to get somewhat of a feel for what's in store.

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