Both Vanilla Minecraft and Minecraft: Story Mode Will Be Available On Nintendo Switch

Fuel your Minecraft fire with both the original Minecraft and Telltale's story-driven adventure series.


If you’re a Minecraft fan looking to bring home a Nintendo Switch, you’ve got a few options for when the console finally touches down. While you’ll have to wait a little longer than the Switch’s planned March 3 debut, you’ll be able to play vanilla Minecraft as well as Telltale Games’ Minecraft: Story Mode on the portable/home console hybrid.

Minecraft itself doesn’t have a concrete release date at the moment, but Nintendo has details on its official site that it will, well, essentially be the same Minecraft we’ve been playing for the last few years. It will likely utilize motion controls via the Joy-Con controllers, so that will be a nice change of pace for the series, though if you’re looking for something a little more immersive you might opt for the Oculus Touch version instead.

If you’re more interested in the world of Minecraft and the stories that happen within its universe, you can opt to play Minecraft: Story Mode, which is also releasing for the Nintendo Switch. Telltale’s narrative-driven adventure will be touching down on the Switch as well in the future, though Nintendo has yet to drop a release date for that game as well. Enjoy Minecraft? You’ll feel right at home with the Nintendo Switch.

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