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Minecraft Now Available On Cartridge + Lots Of Updates

Minecraft is now available at retail on the Switch. It’s been stuck on the eShop all this time up until today. There’s a bunch of new stuff in an update as well:


Minecraft is a game about placing blocks and going on adventures. Build anything you can imagine with unlimited resources in Creative mode, or go on grand expeditions in Survival, journeying across mysterious lands and into the depths of your own infinite worlds.

Will you hide from monsters or craft tools, armor and weapons to fight back? No need to go alone! Share the adventure with friends in split-screen multiplayer and online!

With constant updates and community creations, Minecraft is bigger, better and more beautiful than ever before. Explore amazing player-made maps, thrilling minigames and more! Band together with friends playing on phone, Windows 10 or console*, set up your own online world with Realms*, or join one of the massive player-run servers*! Also included is the Super Mario Mash-Up Pack—containing 40 Super Mario-themed skins, Mario-themed versions of the Overworld, The Nether, and The End, and a number of fun surprises for fans. There are so many ways to play!

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*Realms requires paid subscription (sold separately). Realms and servers available as released. Free Microsoft account required for cross-play.



Craig Majaski

Craig has been covering the video game industry since 1995. His work has been published across a wide spectrum of media sites. He's currently the Editor-In-Chief of Nintendo Times and contributes to Gaming Age.

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