The next episode of Minecraft: Story Mode is an early finale

We're fast approaching the end of Telltale's Minecraft: Story Mode, with the penultimate episode, "A Block and a Hard Place," available on PS3, PS4, Xbox 360, Xbox One, PC, Android, and iOS starting December 22.

If you haven't been keeping up with the Story Mode episodes, here's a bit of a (mildly spoilery) recap: After a massive creature called a Wither Storm attacks EnderCon - an in-game convention for the characters who live in the world of Minecraft - hero Jesse must find and re-unite the legendary group of warriors known as The Order of the Stone to defeat it.

Telltale is billing Episode 4 as the "Wither Storm finale," hinting that the big bad may go down before Story Mode concludes with Episode 5. Whatever happens, it's been a fun ride, even if I can't download a skin to turn Jesse into Edward Elric from Fullmetal Alchemist.

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