The Switch gets Minecraft's Bedrock upgrade next month

The Switch gets Minecraft's Bedrock upgrade next month

Explore randomly generated worlds and build fantastic things from the simplest of homes to the grandest of castles.

Minecraft Bedrock Edition will land on Nintendo's hit console on an as-yet unspecified day this June, while the Switch version of The Banner Saga will get a 17 May release. The new version of Minecraft is an entirely separate game, so those owning Minecraft: Nintendo Switch Edition will be given the new version of the game for free.

The update also adds support for the paid Nintendo Switch Online service which launches in September, and, remarkably, Xbox Live achievements.

This update will allow cross-platform play with Xbox One, PC, iOS and Android version of Minecraft excluding PS4 because it doesn't have the update yet. Whether they're working together to build the home of their dreams or standing shoulder-to-shoulder as they enter the End to take down the Enderdragon, there will always be something for friends to do together, regardless of platform. "We've worked closely with Nintendo to bring an unbelievable experience to the Nintendo Switch system's dynamic and rapidly-growing ecosystem and couldn't be more excited to deliver what Minecraft players have been asking for". There will also be a physical version released via the usual retailers.

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Did you ever pick up Minecraft for a Nintendo platform? Players will be able use Minecoins to make safe and secure purchases.

The new version of Minecraft on Switch will be released on 21st June, both physically and digitally, after which date the original version will cease to be sold.

The Bedrock edition for Switch will contain all previously included content, such as the exclusive Super Mario Mash-Up Pack.

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