Minecraft Legends Confirmed for Nintendo Switch

A lot of exciting game announcements were made in June 2022, and one of them was the reveal of Mojang’s new action-strategy video game, Minecraft Legends. The game’s announcement trailer was first revealed during the recent 2022 Xbox and Bethesda Games Showcase, and more information about the title was made available after the event on the official Minecraft site. Now, the most recent Nintendo Direct Mini provides confirmation that Minecraft Legends will also be making its way onto the Nintendo Switch in 2023.

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Minecraft Legends is another spin-off game just like Mojang’s dungeon crawler title Minecraft Dungeons. According to the official website, Mojang is working together with Vancouver-based studio Blackbird Interactive to put the game together. This seems an ideal pairing, given that Blackbird Interactive has prior experience making strategy games and part of Minecraft Legends’ gameplay falls under action-strategy. However, Mojang is still putting a Minecraft twist to it by having players interact with familiar characters and NPCS, exploring the Overworld, and building armies with mobs to fight Piglin invaders.


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During the recent June 2022 Nintendo Direct Mini, Nintendo confirmed via a short announcement trailer that Minecraft Legends will also be released on the Nintendo Switch. Though the video did not seem to reveal any new information about the game’s story or features, it did reiterate the game’s 2023 launch period. With Minecraft Legends being made available on PC, Xbox, PlayStation, and the Nintendo Switch, interested players will have their pick of gaming platforms to access the title from.

Thought the universe that Minecraft Legends is based on is still the same as the base Minecraft game, the action-strategy title will likely offer something new to fans of the franchise. Instead of facing off with the iconic Minecraft mobs in the Overworld, players now have to band together with them to defeat one common foe. This lets Mojang tell a more immersive or complex story, which is what many in the gaming community seem to find lacking in Minecraft and its other spin-off titles.


Nevertheless, with Minecraft accessible on a wide variety of platforms, it is not surprising for the company to aim for the same with Minecraft Legends and any future spin-offs. With a new genre of gameplay and a different perspective for players, the fan base is likely hopeful that the action-strategy title will offer a more refreshing take on Minecraft‘s lore and universe. Hopefully Mojang delivers when Minecraft Legends is released next year.

Minecraft Legends is set to release in 2023 for Nintendo Switch, PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X/S.

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Source: Nintendo Direct Mini June 2022

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