Nintendo Switch Edition Out Now!

 

Hot off the presses at Minecraft.net, Minecraft: Nintendo Switch Edition is out now!

Nintendo Switch Edition comes with fun features of other console versions of Minecraft, including our marvellous multiplayer mini games, Battle and Tumble. But of course, being for the versatile Switch, this version lets you play with your friends in all manner of ways: get together online for some eight-player action, eight-player local play (if everyone has a Switch) or squeeze four of you onto a couch to play splitscreen in front of the TV on a lone console. Some other blighted family member hogging the TV? Flip out the Switch’s kickstand and play in tabletop mode! That supports four-player splitscreen, too, with players wielding either Joy-Cons or the Pro Controller.

 

Then, after you’re done, click the kickstand back in and take your creations with you to play wherever you go. Play on the bus! Play in bed! Play it while backflipping off the head of a Goomba to slide elegantly down the full length of a flag pole! (Not advised.) It’ll run at a smooth 60fps and 720p resolution across all modes and play types, whether you’re playing on your TV or in handheld mode.

 Over on time.com, Matt Peckham had a glowing review to share:

Having tooled around with it (versus nearly all of Minecraft's other incarnations), I can say it's arguably the finest iteration of Swedish studio Mojang's magnum opus yet. [...] Minecraft is already the finest thing I've experienced in this medium, the answer I'd probably give to the one-thing-you'd-want-on-a-deserted-island question. And thanks to Switch, it just got an order of magnitude better.

Let us know your thoughts on this new version in the comments below, or head over the Minecraft: Switch Edition forum to chat with other players.

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