‘Minecraft’ Coming to the Nintendo Switch

By Kristine Garcia , Updated Apr 17, 2017 05:06 PM EDT

“Minecraft” is a one of a kind creative game, where the adventure is set by the player. The language of the game was built in Java is versatile in its nature, which makes porting the game quite easy, that is why it is available on anything with a processor and at least two buttons. Now the game is coming to the Nintendo Switch.

EnGadget shares that the hit block builder-survival game “Minecraft” will be made available on the Nintendo Switch. The game will be released on Nintendo’s newest console in May 11, 2017. The game will have a full function and will be fully compatible with the Switch Pro Controller. This way, “Minecraft” joins a series of other titles like “Splatoon 2” and “ARMS” on the expanding catalogue of Switch games.

GameRant reports that aside from full Switch Pro Controller compatibility, the game will also offer a multiplayer of up to eight players and four people in a single split-screen session. The Minecraft Switch special edition will also offer character skins from the Mario franchise. If it has ever been a gamer’s dream to dig dirt and punch trees while looking as an exact copy of 90’s Mario, then this is the perfect opportunity to achieve it. Other available characters will be Luigi, princess Peach and others.

The official Nintendo store shares further details on the additional goodies coming with the Nintendo Switch special edition of “Minecraft”. Apart from 40 characters skins, players will be able to explore a fully built Overworld, crafted by expert “Minecraft” builders, aside from that, there will be a lot of “Super Mario” themed additional content appearing in the Switch edition of the game. There will be “Mario” themed puzzles, “Mario” themed environment surprises and the original Mario 64 OST playing in the background. “Minecraft” will be released for Nintendo Switch on May 11, 2017.

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