'Minecraft' will be coming to the Nintendo Switch.



The popular Microsoft sandbox video game will launch digitally for the new console on May 11, according to Nintendo, with a physical release expecting to come "at a later date".

According to GameSpot.com, Nintendo announced the news in their latest Direct stream, in which they also announced that 'Splatoon 2' and 'Arms' would be released for the console on July 21 and June 16 respectively.

The Switch edition of 'Minecraft' is thought to be being developed by 4J Studios, the company that previously brought Mojang's PC version of 'Minecraft' to Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, Xbox One, PlayStation 4, PS Vita, and Wii U.

In addition to the main game, it has also been reported that Telltale's narrative-driven adaptation, 'Minecraft: Story Mode' has also been confirmed for Nintendo Switch, though no release date for the game has yet been announced.

Meanwhile, last month, players who updated their game received a free mini game entitled Glide, as well as Score Attack and Time Attack modes for solo or online play and Xbox One leaderboards to stir up competitive spirit.

The 'Minecraft' update built on the addition of Elytra following the Christmas update, with a full launch track inspired by the Cavern map from Battle mode.