This is not a drill. I repeat, this is NOT a drill!
Most of you will probably already know about Minecraft. Even if you don’t actually know what it’s about, you’ll likely have heard of the name. After all, it’s arguably the most popular game of all time, even surpassing the legendary Tetris in sales. This makes it even more exciting when, earlier this week, Play Mechanix revealed that they are working on an arcade version of Minecraft—although this version is actually based on Minecraft Dungeons, and not the base sandbox survival game that most people know.
This announcement came in the form of a post on Minecraft’s official website, where they revealed that Minecraft Dungeons Arcade was currently in development by the aforementioned popular arcade game devs. For those who are unfamiliar with it, Minecraft Dungeons is a spinoff of the popular series, which consists of a top-down action RPG where players get to hack and slash their way through dungeons filled with monsters and other nasties, in the same vein as Diablo or Gauntlet. The main difference here being that player skills and abilities revolve around cards instead of equippables or leveling up.