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Minecraft for Nintendo Switch now available

Minecraft for Nintendo Switch hybrid consoles now available
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The first to get Minecraft Nintendo Switch Edition becomes the Nintendo eShop in North America today, while Europe and Japan should gain access to this popular game starting tomorrow.

Minecraft is present virtually on any platform one can think of - consoles, smartphones, tablets, as well as PCs, not to mention that playing it in virtual reality is also possible. However, not all platforms get the same version - the mobile editions are usually slimmed down, while PC and console gamers get to enjoy larger, richer worlds.

Six years after its debut, Minecraft is now available for the latest Nintendo console. According to the article that Marsh Davies has just published on Minecraft.net, the Switch Edition of the game "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."

In addition to the above, four-player splitscreen is also supported when using the console in tabletop mode. Nintendo Switch players get the Super Mario Mash-Up Pack which is exclusive to Nintendo consoles, coming with a Mario-themed world ready to explore. Minecraft for Nintendo Switch comes with a few additional worlds bundled, including Halloween, Festive, Greek Mythology, and more.

By the end of this week, the Nintendo eShop should offer the game to players in North America, Europe, and Japan.

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Codrut Nistor, 2017-05-12 (Update: 2017-05-12)
Codrut Nistor
Codrut Nistor - News Editor
Although I have been writing about new software and hardware for almost a decade, I consider myself to be old school. I always enjoy listening to music on CD or tape instead of digital files and I will not even get into the touchscreen vs physical keys debate. However, I also enjoy new technology, as I now have the chance to take a look at the future every day. I joined the Notebookcheck crew back in 2013 and I have no plans to leave the ship anytime soon.