Minecraft Release Date Announced for the Nintendo Switch

Time to go portable!

During the Nintendo Direct today, the company announced one of the most popular games of all time for the console – Minecraft.

Mincecraft for the Switch is scheduled to release on May 11. The game will support 8 player online gameplay, four local co-op, and  a split screen mode. Additionally, Minecraft for the Switch will include Mario themed skins, worlds, and maps for its players to explore.

Check out the full detailed additions to the game down below:

• 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