Minecraft Legends – release date and what we know so far

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What is the Minecraft Legends release date? Minecraft Legends is the newest and second spin-off from the block-building mega hit, and will offer players the chance to write their own legend. There’s a major twist though, with gameplay leaning heavily into the real-time strategy tradition instead of the hack-and-slash of Minecraft Dungeons.

With Minecraft Legends showcased most recently at the Xbox Developer Direct Showcase in January and excitement brewing around yet another adventure in the much-loved Minecraft universe, there are plenty of questions on the lips of potential players. Among the most frequent is what is the Minecraft Legends release date.

In this guide, we’ll answer that very question and provide some additional details so you’re to speed with everything ahead of release. For details on what time the game launches, check out Minecraft Legends release time.

Minecraft Legends release date – when is it coming out?

Minecraft Legends is set for release on April 18, 2023. It launches on multiple platforms, which include the Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch, and PC.

Being an Xbox Game Studios Game, it’ll of course also be available via Xbox Game Pass from launch.

The game was first revealed back in June. You’ll play as a singular character, who sets out on a quest to save the idyllic and peaceful Overworld.

One of the major differences between Legends and fellow spin-off Minecraft Dungeons is that though you’ll be controlling one character, you’ll be directing groups of mobs – a little like the 2009 Double Fine game Brutal Legend.

An additional preview was exhibited during the Xbox Developer Direct Showcase. This time around, the PvP aspect of the upcoming title was displayed all throughout the trailer.

According to the developers, 2 teams of 4 match up against each other with the goal of destroying the opposing team’s main structure. During each match, players will farm for resources, then construct walls and buildings to protect their base.

Development on the game is being handled by Blackbird Interactive alongside Minecraft home studio Mojang Studios. They previously released a developer diary on creating the new game, which you can check out below.

For more on Minecraft Legends check out Minecraft Legends multiplayer, Is Minecraft Legends open world?, and whether it’s heading to Nintendo Switch or not.

Minecraft Legends FAQ

When does Minecraft Legends launch?

Minecraft Legends launches on April 18, 2023, on PC, PS5, Xbox Series X/S, PS4, Xbox One, and Nintendo Switch.

Is Minecraft Legend on Game Pass?

Yes, Minecraft Legends will be available day one on Game Pass for both PC and Xbox consoles.

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Minecraft Legends

  • Release Date: April 18, 2023
  • Platform(s): Nintendo Switch, PC, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series S, Xbox Series S/X, Xbox Series X
  • Genre(s): Action, Adventure, Strategy