The Nintendo Switch is a natural partner for some existing games, and Minecraft is near the top of the compatibility pile; it's cooperative, it's not demanding of hardware, and it's family friendly.
So it wasn't exactly a huge surprise when Minecraft: Nintendo Switch Edition was announced in last night's Nintendo Direct stream. After all, Mojang's block builder is already available for Wii U.
The new version will allow eight players to build together online or four players in local splitscreen. It's unclear whether Wii U and Switch players will be kept separate or allowed to mix cross-platform.
The Super Mario Mash-Up Resource Pack available for Wii U is also coming to the Nintendo Switch Edition. The pack contains an enormous amount of Mario-themed content such special blocks and character skins that allows players to bring the Mushroom Kingdom to their Minecraft creations.
Here's a trailer for the Wii U version of the pack.
Minecraft: Nintendo Switch Edition will be available from the Nintendo eShop on May 11. It will also receive a physical release at a non-specified future date.
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