Minecraft: Nintendo Switch Edition to drop this week

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Nintendo Co., Ltd. this week will publish Minecraft: Nintendo Switch Edition for the Nintendo Switch to U.S. retail.

Minecraft: Nintendo Switch Edition will include the Minecraft Bedrock Engine.

The Bedrock version contains all previously released content including the Super Mario Mash-Up Pack.

In addition, it will allow owners to connect with non-Nintendo system users like Microsoft Corp.’s Xbox One and Android mobile phones.

It will be sold June 21.

Minecraft will support the Nintendo Switch Online paid membership this Sept.

Finally, a new in-game store called Minecraft Marketplace will allow users to purchase community-related items using MINECOINS, a new virtual in-game currency.

Current Minecraft: Nintendo Switch Edition owners can download the Bedrock version at no cost post release.

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