Everyone 10+
Nintendo Switch

Minecraft: Nintendo Switch Edition - Digital Version

Available now

Craft, create, and explore alone, or with up to four players in split-screen and up to eight online.

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 armour to fend off the dangerous mobs.

Notices:

  • After June 21st, 2018, "Minecraft: Nintendo Switch Edition" (2017) will no longer be available for purchase from the Nintendo eShop. Existing owners can continue to play. *Existing owners will be able to re-download this version if needed.
  • Downloadable content on this game page is only compatible with "Minecraft: Nintendo Switch Edition" (2017), and not with " Minecraft " (2018). If you own both game versions, the downloadable content can be transferred but only from the old to new version. Visit the Minecraft support page, Forums or Wiki for more information.
  • Current owners of Minecraft: Nintendo Switch Edition will be able to upgrade to the new version of Minecraft by downloading it from Nintendo eShop for free!
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Release date:
May 10, 2017
Players:
up to 8 players
Genre:
Adventure, Action
Publisher:
Mojang AB
Supported Languages:
Japanese, English, French, Spanish, Dutch, German, Italian, Portuguese, Russian
Supported Play Modes:
TV mode

TV mode

Tabletop mode

Tabletop mode

Handheld mode

Handheld mode

ESRB Rating:
Everyone 10+
Fantasy Violence

Play online, access classic Super NES™ games, and more with a Nintendo Switch Online membership.

This game supports:

Individual DLC

Egyptian Mythology Mash-up

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Will you survive the perils of the Pyramids? Journey through the Valley of the Kings, dodge deadly traps and explore the ancient tombs below! The fourth pack in the Mythology series, this Egyptian-themed Mash-up comes with textures fit for a Pharaoh, legendary mobs, a pantheon of skins and an epic soundtrack!

FINAL FANTASY XV Skin Pack

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Join Noctis, Gladio, Ignis and Prompto once again as they venture beyond the world of Eos and into the untold realms of Minecraft with this fantastic skin pack. Be it friend or foe, the cast of FINAL FANTASY XV follows, including Cindy, Aranea, Ardyn, the Astrals and many more.

Star Wars Sequel Skin Pack

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A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away... The epic adventure continues with the Star Wars Sequel Skin Pack. Explore both sides of the Force™, Minecraft-style, as powerful Star Wars characters like Rey and Kylo Ren from Star Wars™: The Force Awakens and Star Wars™: The Last Jedi.

Halo Mash-up

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Two of the greatest games ever come together. Welcome to the Minecraft Halo Mash-up Pack, which includes new Skins, new Textures, classic Halo music, and an amazing Halo world filled with iconic moments to explore.

Moana Character Pack

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Set sail with Moana, Maui and all the crew from Motunui. How far will you go in Minecraft with this adventurous character set? You’re welcome!

Skin Pack 1

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Customize your character with this selection of stunning skins!

1st Birthday Skin Pack

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Celebrate Minecraft’s 1st Birthday with the original Minecraft developers! Find their personal skins in this free celebration pack.

2nd Birthday Skin Pack

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Dress up for the party with this new, free skin pack and celebrate Minecraft's 2nd birthday with us!

Norse Mythology Mash-up

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Are you heroic enough to enter the Great Hall, Valhalla? Find out in the Norse Mythology Mash-up! Compose your own grand saga as you voyage through the 9 realms, from the treetops of Yggdrasil, down into the mines of Svartalfheim and the depths of Hel! The third episode in the mythology series, this pack has hand carved textures, a thunderous soundtrack and a horde of skins. Skål!

Stranger Things Skin Pack

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Something is coming, something hungry for blood. A shadow grows on the wall behind you, swallowing you in darkness. It is almost here… Boom! Stranger Things comes to Minecraft! Join Mike, Dustin, Lucas, Will, Eleven, Joyce, Hopper and many more as they survive monsters, adolescence and 80's fashion choices.

Star Wars Skin Packs Bundle

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The Force is strong is this bundle of the three Star Wars Skin Packs: Classic, Prequel and Rebels. With over 130 characters from all corners of the galaxy, this will turn your Minecraft saga into legend. Hesitate, do not!

Star Wars Classic Skin Pack

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A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away.... The Star Wars Classic Skin Pack features an assortment of over 50 heroes, villains, and rogues from the Galactic Civil War. Whether you pick a Jawa or the mighty Darth Vader, you can play as your favourite Star Wars characters from Episodes IV to VI, Minecraft style.

Star Wars Rebels Skin Pack

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Are you ready to join the rebellion - Minecraft style? The Star Wars Rebels Skin Pack features the crew of the Ghost and their adversaries in the Galactic Empire. Chose from over 20 skins and play as your favourite Star Wars Rebels characters.

Star Wars Prequel Skin Pack

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A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away.... The Star Wars Prequel Skin Pack is now available. Choose from over 50 skins and play as some of your favorite Star Wars characters, Minecraft style.

Strangers - Biome Settlers 3

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Get this pack and make your home in distant lands or ocean depths!

Biome Settlers Skin Pack 2

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Dress as a denizen of the Nether or a Mushroom Island!

Fallout Mash-Up Pack

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Welcome to the Wasteland! Celebrate the Fallout® series in Minecraft by cracking open this Vault containing 44 unique skins, custom textures, re-skinned mobs, a special post-apocalyptic map, original Fallout soundtrack compilation and a Pip-Boy inspired UI.

Skyrim Mash-up Pack

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The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim meets Minecraft in a clash of epic proportions. Build your own worlds in the land of Skyrim and experience adventure with many of its most iconic characters. Legendary fun awaits.

Mini Game Heroes Skin Pack

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Become a Mini Game legend with this new sporting skin pack! Swoop round Glide's tightest tracks in lithe llama-suit, cushion Tumble-based fumbles with fluffy cat pads or don your Guardian get-up to bolster both your Battle ranking and your fashion game.

Adventure Time Mash-up

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Adventure Time, c'mon grab your tools, we're going to a very blocky world. With Jake the Dog and Finn the Human, and a bundle of their friends, it's Adventure Time!... Mash-up! Featured in this pack: your favorite Adventure Time characters, the Land of Ooo, a bespoke texture set, BMO themed UI and original soundtrack.

Magic: The Gathering Skin Pack

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Deck yourself out as the most powerful Planeswalkers in the Multiverse.

Mini Game Masters Skin Pack

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Calling all beasts of Battle, titans of Tumble and gods of Glide: the ultimate in Mini Game themed sporting skins are here! So slip into that streamlined spandex, strap on those sturdy pads, and prepare to out-style AND out-play your friends.

Story Mode Skin Pack

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Create your own adventure with this skin pack featuring your favorite characters from Minecraft: Story Mode. All the Jesse, Olivia, Axel, Petra skins and many more are included!

Power Rangers Skin Pack

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It’s Morphin Time! The Mighty Morphin Power Rangers are coming to Minecraft. Including the 5 original Power Rangers and many more characters from the classic series, this skin pack is nothing short of Morphinominal. Go! Go! Power Rangers!

Villains Skin Pack

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Unleash your inner villain with a pack dripping in the devious, the dastardly, and the downright despicable! Scoundrels and schemers, mischief-makers and malevolent masterminds – this pack has the lot. Can you tell fiend from foe?

Steampunk Texture Pack

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Create your own Industrial Revolution with this Victorian inspired Steampunk texture pack!

Builder's Pack Bundle

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Do you want a to be a master builder? Get going with this bundle of six fantastic Minecraft packs: Biome Settlers Skin Pack 1, Candy Texture Pack, Cartoon Texture Pack, Pattern Texture Pack, Plastic Texture Pack and Greek Mythology Mash-up. Start building now!

Chinese Mythology Mash-up Pack

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Journey through epic terrain and find enlightenment in the land of dragons with this Mash-up Pack inspired by the myths and legends of China. Minecrafters get to explore a Chinese Mythology-themed world, with glorious Textures, legendary Skins and enchanting Music. The Pack also includes a themed Battle map exclusive to this Mash-up!

Candy Texture Pack

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Indulge your sweet tooth with this sugar-coated texture pack!

Greek Mythology Mash-up Pack

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It’s mythical Greece at your thumb sticks in this new Minecraft Mash-up pack! Greek gods, fantastical creatures and epic locations are all sculpted into our dedicated game world. We've even made a bespoke texture set and themed UI, and wrapped it all up with an orchestral soundtrack. This is the stuff of legends! Go make your own!

Pattern Texture Pack

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Decorate your world with this bright and colorful texture pack filled with beautiful patterns and knitted animals!

Halloween Mash-up Pack

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Happy Halloween! Dress suitably spookily and prepare for the ultimate Minecraft Halloween thrill ride!

Biome Settlers Skin Pack 1

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Check out these new looks, inspired by the Forest, Tundra, and Desert biomes. All of these skins have been inspired by the world of Minecraft and different ways you play!

Campfire Tales Skin Pack

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Gather round the fire and listen to the tales of these 16 spooky skins! From mythical monsters to horrible hauntings and other strange sightings, this supernatural skin pack is the ideal way to frighten friends this Halloween.

Cartoon Texture Pack

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A Minecraft texture pack to surprise and amuse you. Even the spiders are happy!

Plastic Texture Pack

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Simple, colorful and vibrant. Transform the look of your worlds with this incredible texture set for your Minecraft game.

Redstone Specialists Skin Pack

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Check out this skin pack inspired by redstone - Minecraft's most technical resource. It features 15 redstone experts, creators and mad scientists. Dress the part and get creative!

Festive Skin Pack

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Here's a fab mini pack of 24 skins to customize your Minecraft character with, and get you in the mood for the holidays!