MINECRAFT BEDROCK EDITION COMING SOON TO NINTENDO SWITCH
Minecraft for Nintendo Switch to receive cross-platform play and retail release in stores this June
Minecraft is one of the best-selling video games of all time, selling more than 144 million worldwide across all platforms, including Nintendo Switch.
While the Minecraft: Nintendo Switch Edition game is currently available on the Nintendo Switch console, this June will see the universal Minecraft Bedrock Engine come to the platform, along with a new physical version coming to stores this June.
This Bedrock version of the game contains all the great previously released content, including the Super Mario Mash-Up Pack exclusive to Nintendo systems and all DLC, but now allows players to connect with friends on non-Nintendo systems via cross-platform play. In addition, Minecraft will support the Nintendo Switch Online paid membership when it launches in September.
A new in-game store in this version of Minecraft called the Minecraft Marketplace will let players obtain community-created content like skins, worlds and textures for their Minecraft World using MINECOINs, a new virtual in-game currency. Players will also gain access to new mini-games and game modes through online community-run servers.
Players who already own the Minecraft: Nintendo Switch Edition game will be able to download this definitive version free of charge so they can easily upgrade and enjoy all the added features.
With Minecraft on Nintendo Switch, players can take the newest version of the massively popular game wherever they go.
For further updates:
Nintendo website http://www.nintendo.co.uk
Nintendo Switch website https://www.nintendo.co.uk/nintendoswitch
Nintendo Official UK store https://store.nintendo.co.uk
Nintendo UK on Twitter https://twitter.com/nintendouk
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