Microsoft's Minecraft empire continues to grow, with the title now heading to the Nintendo Switch.

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 the dangerous mobs.

The Switch edition of Minecraft is available to purchase from the Nintendo eShop, and for its latest launch has some special Nintendo-flavored additions. Namely, Mario. Because why wouldn't it?

For Minecraft gamers on the go, the Switch release is an exciting proposition. For Microsoft and Mojang it's just another stop on the road to total global domination. For more on Minecraft or the Switch in general, be sure to visit our buddies over at iMore.

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