Nintendo Download: Play Minecraft Anywhere!

REDMOND, Wash.–(BUSINESS WIRE)– This week’s Nintendo Download includes the following featured content:

  • Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch
    • Minecraft: Nintendo Switch Edition – 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 armor to fend off dangerous mobs. Share the experience with four-player split screen or up to eight players online*. Several fan-favorite add-on packs, including the Super Mario Mash-Up pack, are included in the Minecraft: Nintendo Switch Edition game, available at 6 p.m. PT on May 11 in Nintendo eShop.

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Minecraft 1.11 Update Closer Look

The following has been written by Stuart who works with Apex Minecraft Hosting, a leading provider of Minecraft servers in the USA.

The latest update for Minecraft was released last week, offering several new features for players and adding some variety to the game. Dubbed the Exploration Update, Minecraft 1.11 is one of the biggest updates the game has seen in quite some time. This update, alongside the Combat Update released at the end of February this year have provided players with the biggest changes to gameplay since way back in 2014. read more

Super League Gaming Announces its Largest Season Yet Across North America with METROPOLIS MADNESS

SANTA MONICA, Calif. – /PRNewswire/ — Super League Gaming, the Santa Monica-based company that transforms movie theaters into interactive, multiplayer gaming arenas, today announced the fifth season of its Minecraft event series — Metropolis Madness. Taking place in more than 50 cities across the U.S. and Canada, this 4-week league tests 6-16 year-old Minecrafters’ creativity, critical thinking and teamwork for the chance to win the coveted Super Bolt trophy and a $15,000 scholarship. read more

Minecraft: Wii U Edition Now Available in Stores

Super Mario Mash-Up Pack Included On Disc

REDMOND, Wash.–(BUSINESS WIRE)– Being able to buy the boxed version of the Minecraft: Wii U Edition game in stores at a suggested retail price of only $29.99 is great news. Even better news? This retail version of the game comes with the same popular Minecraft add-on content packs included in the Nintendo eShop version of the game on the disc at no extra charge. This includes the recently released Super Mario Mash-Up Pack, which adds elements from the Super Mario series to the game. read more

Minecraft will Officially Enter China on Mobile and PC via NetEase

GUANGZHOU, China — Soon Chinese Minecraft fans will be able to create and explore their very own worlds limited only by their imaginations. Microsoft, Mojang and NetEase, Inc. today announced a five-year exclusive agreement to license Mojang’s Minecraft mobile and PC editions to a NetEase, Inc. affiliate in mainland China. As part of the agreement, Mojang will develop a version of Minecraft tailored for the Chinese market and release it in partnership with NetEase. Minecraft is a world-renowned sandbox game that enables players to adventure in uncharted realms, collect resources and build in an infinite world. read more

Two Beloved Video Game Franchises Collide in Super Mario Mash-Up Pack for Minecraft: Wii U Edition

Free Super Mario-Themed Game Update Available Only on Minecraft: Wii U Edition on May 17

REDMOND, Wash.–(BUSINESS WIRE)– In a match made in block-shaped heaven, Nintendo is partnering with Mojang and Microsoft to bring the imaginative worlds of the Super Mario series and Minecraft together. For the first time ever, players will be able to fend off blocky Hammer Bros. and Dry Bones the same way they do Creepers and Zombies. read more

Young Maryland Team Wins Super League Gaming World Championship in Minecraft for $15,000 Scholarship Prize

SANTA MONICA, Calif. — Five players from Baltimore, who make up the team Live2Craft, defeated over 450 other teams throughout the U.S. and Canada to win Super League Gaming’s World Championship in Minecraft, one of the world’s most popular video games. Aged 10 through 14, the young champions took home a shared $15,000 college scholarship in the second season of the international competition designed to bring gamers together to socialize and compete, face-to-face, in movie theaters. read more