Minecraft Dungeons is a new Diablo-like ARPG

Mojang's new standalone Minecraft game channels ARPGs of yore.

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At this year's Minecon, Mojang announced Minecraft: Dungeons, a brand new spin-off adventure game that sounds a lot like a voxel-style Diablo.

As a big Diablo fan I'm always looking for new ARPGs to play, and I never thought I'd see a Minecraft-themed game roll out. But that's exactly what Mojang is doing with Minecraft: Dungeons. The game is a standalone four-player dungeon crawler that uses core combat mechanics of the original game but with a top-down twist. Gamers will blast through dungeons in the search for epic loot, and we should expect classes and some sort of adventure-style story line too. Since Microsoft is involved don't be surprised if Minecraft: Dungeons is monetized with microtransactions, too.

"This is a brand new game from Mojang," said Mans Olson, game director of Minecraft Dungeons. "It's a re-imagining of Minecraft as a completely different experience."

No release date was announced for Minecraft: Dungeons but it should roll out on a ton of different systems for maximum reach.

Mojang's Tom Stone has more to stay about Minecraft: Dungeons: "What exactly is Minecraft: Dungeons? It's an all-new action-adventure game inspired by classic dungeon crawlers, where you'll constantly discover new weapons and items that will help you defeat a ruthless swarm of new-and-nasty mobs. You'll fight or flee through canyons, swamps and - of course - mines!

"You can brave the dungeons alone, or team up with friends. Up to four players can battle together through action-packed, treasure-stuffed, wildly varied levels, all in an epic quest to save the villagers and take down the evil Arch-Illager!"

Here's what key Mojang devs had to say about the new game:

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