Here's when you can play Minecraft "Better Together" on Nintendo Switch

Minecraft Cross-Platform Play Between Nintendo Switch and Xbox Begins in June

Minecraft Cross-Platform Play Between Nintendo Switch and Xbox Begins in June

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. It will hit store shelves on June 21 alongside the Bedrock update.

Minecraft is one of the best-selling video games of all time, selling more than 144 million worldwide across all platforms, including Nintendo Switch. Minecraft is, perhaps, the first and so far only game that has cross-play support on Xbox One, Windows 10, Android, iOS, VR, and, soon, Nintendo Switch. Minecraft Marketplace was introduced to other versions of the game past year, and includes "cool community creations" like skins, textures packs, and maps. Simple and intuitive controls ensure you'll be floating through the air and jumping from platform to platform effortlessly as you get a better feel for the game's mechanics with every play session.

Nintendo has just revealed that Minecraft on the Switch will receive its cross-play functionality in June. Along with the update will be support for cross-platform play between Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, PC, and mobile devices.

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A companion smartphone app for Switch users to connect and voice chat with other players is already available and will continue to offer ways to "enhance the online experience" for compatible games once the subscription service launches, Nintendo said. It will include the basic game, the Bedrock update with all the news described above, all the DLC and even the exclusive content previously released, such as the Super Mario Mash-Up Pack.

Check out the trailer below for Minecraft on the Switch and tell us what you think.

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