Minecraft Dungeons gets May 26 launch date

In short: Minecraft developer Mojang announced on Tuesday that its next top-down dungeon crawler finally has a firm launch date. The game, which is set in the Minecraft universe, will be released for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, and Xbox Game Pass on May 26.

First announced at Minecon 2018, the dungeon crawler pits up to four players in a battle to defeat a relentless swarm of mobs and the evil Arch-Illager using a range of weapons, artifacts and enchantments in procedurally generated environments.

The game was originally scheduled to land in April, but due to the ongoing Covid-19 outbreak, Mojang said the release window is no longer possible as they want to ensure the health and safety of their team and give them the means to offer the best possible experience to players.

Minecraft Dungeons will be offered in two flavors – a $19.99 Standard Edition and a $29.99 Hero Edition which includes, among other things, two upcoming DLC ​​packs. Initially, it will only support play on the same platform, although Mojang said cross-platform support will come via a free update sometime after launch.

Interested parties can go ahead and pre-order now on the platform of your choice. If you’re on Xbox Game Pass, you’ll be able to pre-install the game on console or PC starting today.