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Lord of the Rings actor Sean Astin joins Minecraft Story Mode in new chapter

Fifth episode Order Up gets a release date; plus, three further "post-season" chapters also coming.

The next episode in Telltale's Minecraft: Story Mode episodic series is coming soon.

Episode 5, called Order Up, launches on March 29 for PC/Mac, Xbox One, PS4, Xbox 360, PS3, and iOS and Android devices, Telltale announced today. The story bridges the gap between the story arc that wrapped up with Wither Storm arc and three "post-season" episodes--6, 7, and 8--which are coming later this year.

"These continuing Adventures of the New Order of the Stone will follow the additional escapades of Jesse the group as they explore new and unfamiliar worlds beyond their own," Telltale said in a news release.

You will need to own at least the first episode to have the ability to buy and play the post-season episodes.

Here is the official plot description for Episode 5:

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"On a tip from Ivor, Jesse and friends head to an abandoned temple holding mysterious treasures. Ambushed by former Ocelot Aiden and his crew, our heroes find themselves in an entirely new world: Sky City! As they explore, the Order finds that resources are at a premium, and nothing but 'The Void' exists below the known world. When Aiden convinces Sky City's ruler that the New Order of the Stone are up to no good, you'll need to make some tough choices to clear your name, and keep Aiden from destroying an innocent world."

Jesse is voiced by Ratatouille's Patton Oswalt or Star Wars Rebels' Catherine Taber (depending on which gender you play as), while Pee-wee Herman actor Paul Reubens provides the voice of Ivor. Lord of the Rings and Rudy star Sean Astin voices Reginald, while Parks and Recreation's Jim Meskimen plays the role of Milo.

A series of new images from Episode 5 have been released; you can see them in the gallery above.

For more on the four previous Story Mode chapters, check out GameSpot's reviews below