Egmont Builds New 'Minecraft' Magazine

Mojang has also created four new characters to star in The Minecraft: Official Magazine.

EUROPE–Mojang has tapped Egmont Publishing to launch a new monthly magazine based on the popular video game “Minecraft.”

The debut issue of The Minecraft: Official Magazine, will highlight a selection of exclusive builds, a look inside the Mojang offices in Stockholm and 14 pages of hints and tips, with each build broken down into detailed steps.

In addition, all of the magazine’s tips and guides will be presented by four “adventurers” created by Mojang exclusively for the magazine–Sparks, Bear, Scout and Monty. The new characters will also star in the magazine’s official comic strip.

“Outstanding publishing for children means curating and packaging quality content in a desirable print format that they can collect and share with friends,” says Cally Poplak, managing director, Egmont Publishing. “We are proud to have done this with our bestselling Minecraft books and we cannot wait to share with the ‘Minecraft” community the only magazine that Mojang endorses.”

The Minecraft: Official Magazine is set to launch next Aug. 2.

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