No details or release date were announced. On Nintendo's official site, Minecraft is simply described as: “Create your very own game world to explore, build and conquer. When night falls the monsters appear, so ensure you've made yourself a shelter before they arrive. Make it through the night and the world is only limited by your imagination you choose what you want to make or what to do.”
Switch continues Minecraft’s near-ubiquity on gaming consoles, following versions for PC, Mac, Linux, iOS, Android, Xbox 360, Xbox One, PS4, PS4, PS Vita, Wii U, and more. More than 106 million copies of Minecraft had been sold as of last year, placing it among the best-selling games of all time.
Microsoft bought Minecraft developer Mojang for $2.5 billion in 2014, but, as tonight’s announcement proves, that didn’t stop the franchise from appearing on multiple platforms.
Minecraft received a major update on Windows 10 and mobile late last year.