UPDATE: Information provided to Press Start suggests that the Australia release of Minecraft: Nintendo Switch Edition is expect to be mid-May. It is not yet confirmed that it will release on the eShop simultaneously worldwide on May 11th.


The ever-popular Minecraft, already known to be making its way to the Nintendo Switch, now have has a release date. You’ll be able both mine and craft on your brand-new, shiny Switch come May 11th.

It looks like the Switch version won’t be any different to the version Wii U players are familiar with; the Switch version will also include the Nintendo platform exclusive Super Mario themed content.

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Multiplayer capabilities on the Switch version are also extended, with up to four players able to play on the one console, and up to 8 crafters able to connect online.

  • Minecraft on Switch is a no-brainer.