The recently announced Minecraft Legends is understandably capturing the attention of the best-selling franchise’s fans, as it brings the beloved world to a brand-new genre and core style of gameplay. While the upcoming title is already set to be unique due to its twist on the role many pre-existing mobs will play, the game is bolstered by the implementation of entirely new mobs such as the enigmatic Hosts.
More solid information regarding the Host mobs of Minecraft Legends was recently revealed, informing fans further as to the role they will play within the narrative and core gameplay of the release. As well as this, the massive implications that these Hosts have on the lore of Minecraft as a whole cannot be understated, providing massive shifts in regard to what is known about the franchise’s story and what can be expected in the future.
The Basics of Minecraft Legends
Minecraft Legends is the latest installment in the wildly successful Minecraft franchis, and similar to other spin-off titles like Minecraft Dungeons, Legends is set to be wholly unique in its direction and avenues of gameplay. Legends is of course set within the sprawling and familiar Minecraft world, in which players are tasked with exploring and uniting the Overworld through real-time action strategy combat.
Within Minecraft Legends, the Overworld is under threat from invading forces of Piglins who reside in the Nether Realm, with the player having to form alliances with passive and even hostile Overworld mobs such as zombies and creepers to repel the shared threat of Piglin invaders. In this way, it is clear that Minecraft Legends is grounded in the lore of the wider franchise, offering arguably one of the most narratively-driven Minecraft experiences that gamers have seen.
Legends is set for a release window of 2023, being originally announced in July’s Xbox and Bethesda Games Showcase. Thankfully, a ton of information regarding the upcoming title was recently announced at the Minecraft Live presentation, with the in-depth explanation of the new Host mobs gaining the interest of many hopeful fans.
Minecraft Legends: The Host Mobs
The newly expanded upon Host mobs that are set to heavily feature in Minecraft Legends are a massively ambitious introduction to the franchise. Three distinct Hosts are set to appear in the title, named Foresight, Action, and Knowledge. These Hosts are perhaps most important in the fact that they are set to be the first voiced mobs to appear in the franchise, guiding the player through the story and overarching quest of Minecraft Legends. The Hosts will act as the voice of the Overworld, ensuring that the player maintains their namesake characteristics while also likely acting as skill trees in which the player can develop their abilities and resources.
As well as the unique nature of Host mobs having dialogue, they also crucially speak to a much more expansive and intriguing element of Minecraft and the Overworld. While elements of lore within Minecraft have always been compelling, as seen with the Ender Dragon and even the more recent Ancient Cities, the Hosts acting as divine spirits may finally mark the beginning of much-needed context being given as to how the different realms and structures within Minecraft tie together.
It is expected that more information regarding these Hosts will be revealed closer to the launch of Minecraft Legends, but the potential importance of their roles within the lore of the franchise is already being identified by fans. Marking the start of voice-acted mobs and hinting at wide-spanning implications to the core lore of Minecraft, it is clear that Minecraft Legends is aiming to be decidedly rich in the storytelling it provides fans.
Minecraft Legends releases in 2023 for PC, PS4, PS5, Switch, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X/S.
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