Minecon 2019 is underway, and it’s bringing us plenty of announcements around the world’s biggest sandbox – plus details on some other closely related games. We’ve also got some new info on the blocky Diablo-like, Minecraft: Dungeons, including a fresh trailer and a new look at how the game’s four-player co-op works.
As previously announced, Minecraft: Dungeons has drop-in, drop-out co-op, which will dynamically adjust in difficulty based on the number of players. During the Minecon presentation, we got a look at how players can simply pick up a controller and hop into the action, using enchanted items, spells, and combat in Diablo-style isometric gameplay over randomly-generated levels. It’s action-packed and the new spell effects look terrific. One artifact you can find will summon a war llama who will arrive and help you out in battle.
Minecraft: Dungeons lists inspirations as far-ranging as Diablo and Left 4 Dead, so clearly it’s a massive divergence from its block-building forerunner – though perhaps no more so than the likes of Minecraft: Story Mode.