Telltale Games has finally revealed the release date of Minecraft: Story Mode's first episode, 'The Order of the Stone,' and the series' physical Season Pass disc.

While plenty of people have been asking for a narrative to accompany the sandbox simulations of Mojang's popular Minecraft, the adventure game gurus at Telltale are answering the call. Starting on Oct. 13, Minecraft: Story Mode's first episode, 'The Order of the Stone,' will digitally launch for PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360. Starting on Oct. 15, the first episode will be available on the iOS and Android formats as well. Telltale Games also claims that the series will also be heading to the Wii U and PS Vita, which is a pleasant surprise, especially for Nintendo fans.

"Developed in partnership with our friends at Mojang, this all-ages adventure series kicks off a thrilling story full of many elements essential to the world of Minecraft, combined with Telltale's trademark choice-based gameplay," said Kevin Bruner, CEO and co-founder of Telltale Games. "There are plenty of exciting details we've been keeping under wraps, and we're thrilled that players will soon be starting their own adventure through the Nether to the Farlands and beyond with Jesse and The Order of the Stone."

Telltale Games announced that a physical retail disc featuring the game's Season Pass will be available on Oct. 27 for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 and PC. The first episode of the series will be on the disc itself, and the subsequent future episodes will be downloadable for the disc's owners once they each get their digital release. This corroborates a story we covered last week, where the physical Season Pass disc was accidentally posted on Amazon prior to today's announcement. Nevertheless, the Season Pass disc's release date matches Amazon's early listing of Oct. 27.

"One of the greatest things about this project is that it gives the community a chance to interact with the world of Minecraft in a new and different way. It also marks the beginning of some exciting narrative-form content based on our game," said Lydia Winters, Brand Director at Mojang. "We worked directly with Telltale on every step of the process. Together we've created a blend of the amazing narratives that Telltale creates with all the fun and adventure you know and love from Minecraft. It's got everything: creepers, crafting, an incredible cast of characters, and even an adorable pig. How awesome does that sound?"

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