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‘Minecraft,’ ‘Splatoon 2’ and ‘Arms’ release date for Nintendo Switch revealed

Nintendo officially reveals the release date for the Switch version of "Minecraft," "Splatoon 2" and "Arms"

By Bryan Ke, EnStars on Apr 14, 2017 01:23 PM EDT
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Nintendo officially reveals the release date for the Switch version of "Minecraft," "Splatoon 2" and "Arms" (Photo : Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images)

The release dates for three new titles that are coming to Nintendo Switch, mainly "Minecraft," "Splatoon 2" and "Arms," have been officially revealed by the Japanese manufacturer, developer and publisher, Nintendo.

According to Nintendo on its most recent Direct stream, the digital copy for the popular sandbox crafting game, "Minecraft," is now confirmed for release on Switch on May 11, GameSpot reported. While "Arms" and "Splatoon 2" - both games developed and published by Nintendo - are coming to the platform on June 16 and July 21, respectively.

On the Direct stream event, Nintendo has confirmed that the Switch version of "Minecraft" will come with full support for both online and local multiplayer mode. The maximum capacity of the online mode are eight players while only four can play at once when using the latter mode. This can be done when all four are playing on the television with split-screen or in tabletop mode.

Those who already have the Wii U version of "Minecraft" will not find any new interesting exclusive contents for the port. According to The Verge, this version is going to be similar to the ones already released. It will come with a "Super Mario" mash-up pack that is exclusive to all Nintendo gaming consoles that support the title.

Gamers will be able to explore worlds with "Super Mario" theme along with the franchise's two leading characters: Mario and Luigi. But since it will rely on the technology of "Minecraft," the worlds are going to be pixelated - or made up of blocks.

"So many Mario‐inspired surprises to discover, from islands shaped like Warp Pipes to towering sculptures of Nintendo's iconic characters," the mash-up description on Nintendo store wrote. "We've recreated villainous hideouts, too: like Bowser's Castle, Bowser's ship, and Boo's House."

"Minecraft" for the Nintendo Switch is priced at $29.99 on release. No official word yet on when the physical copy will be launched but the company said it is coming "at a later date."

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