Nintendo has revealed that the Nintendo Switch version of Minecraft will be available from May 11th digitally and in retail stores at a later date.
The Switch version of the game offers support for up to 8 players online and up to four in local multiplayer on the TV or in tabletop mode, with support for both split screen and the Pro Controller. Players will also have access to the three mini-games currently available for the other console versions: Battle, Tumble, and Glide.
Finally, Switch owners will get seven content packs, including the Super Mario Mash-Up Pack, which contains:
- 40 Super Mario‐themed skins including Mario, Luigi and Princess Peach, as well as troublemakers like Bowser, Wario and all seven Koopalings
- Super Mario World itself! Professional Minecraft builders have remade the likeness of the Mushroom Kingdom and beyond, with Mario‐themed versions of the Overworld, The Nether and The End for you to explore.
- So many Mario‐inspired surprises to discover, from islands shaped like Warp Pipes to towering sculptures of Nintendo’s iconic characters. We’ve recreated villainous hideouts, too: like Bowser’s Castle, Bowser’s ship, and Boo’s House.
- Super Mario‐style textures, numerous Mario‐themed puzzles, dozens of character skins and music from Super Mario 64 to enjoy