Note: This review is for the Nintendo Switch Edition of the game which has since been discontinued and replaced with the more recent version (simply called Minecraft). This update uses the Bedrock engine and supports crossplay and cross-purchases with other platforms. Please bear in mind that while the text below gives a good idea of the...
Will archaeology come back to the future?
Minecraft Live 2022 is almost here, and we're totally ready to have our worlds literally changed again. Our Minecraft worlds, that is. Every time there's a new update you basically have to delete your world to get all the new stuff. Sob. Ahead of the broadcast on Saturday, October 15th, there's a mob vote...
New mobs! Updates! Jokes, probably!
Minecraft Live 2021 is almost upon us, and this Saturday 16th October we'll get to find out what's in store for everyone's favourite block-mining video game. Over the course of the week, Jens Bergensten and Agnes Larsson, the Lead Designer and Game Director of Minecraft respectively, have been teasing some of the...
Turn up the bass, baby
As part of our season of celebrating video game music that we're inventively calling the Nintendo Life VGM Fest, we're making a few lists of ~moods~, because that's pretty much how we organise our Spotify playlists these days. Everyone knows that video game soundtracks are full of epic orchestrations, relaxing melodies, and...
Prepare to die
Some people play games to relax and unwind; others play games where everything's trying to kill you, and you have to prevent them from doing so with nothing but a crude hammer and a bunch of edible flowers. To each their own, of course, and if you're one of the latter type of people, then have we got a list for you! We're here to...
One common issue with many Switch games — especially games ported from other platforms — is uncomfortably small on-screen text. Whether it's dialogue in a box, menu text, or the User Interface (UI), it can often be difficult to read on Nintendo's handheld hybrid console. It's not something that blights ported games...
About The Game
The new Minecraft is here! Featuring the latest game updates like Update Aquatic, cross-platform play and access to a multitude of content through the Minecraft Marketplace.
Players who already own Minecraft: Nintendo Switch Edition can download this new version free of charge from Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch, or even via this website! Just click "Free download" to get started.
Minecraft is a game about placing blocks and going on adventures.
Explore randomly generated worlds and build amazing things from the simplest of homes to the grandest of castles. Play in creative mode with unlimited resources or mine deep into the world in survival mode, crafting weapons and armor to fend off the dangerous mobs.