Minecraft Legends digs into Switch today
A whole new way to play
Are you ready to raise your banner in Minecraft Legends? The game is available on the Switch eShop right now, and you can pick it up for $40 digitally, or you can grab the Deluxe Edition digitally/physically for $50. The Deluxe Edition includes the base game and the Deluxe Skin pack for a discounted price. The Deluxe Skin Pack includes one hero skin and four mount skins, plus an additional mount skin when it becomes available post launch. You can purchase the Deluxe Skin Pack separately for $14.99 USD as well, but the Deluxe Edition saves you $5!
Minecraft Legends is the new action strategy game we made in partnership with Blackbird Interactive where you play as the brave hero who unites the inhabitants of the Overworld to fight off a devastating piglin invasion. Nether portals have appeared all over the once-peaceful Overworld, bringing piglins and spreading netherrack, and it’s up to you to lead the charge and destroy them before the corruption covers everything! In this game, mobs that you would typically fight or avoid in the original Minecraft will become your friends and fight alongside you. The story of Minecraft Legends is one that’s been passed down through time in the Overworld, so who’s to say whether it’s real or not? The truth is nobody can, so it’s up to you to discover it and craft your own theories!
In Minecraft Legends, you play as the hero! You might think that means you’ll be doing all the fighting, but actually: you’ll be doing all the leading. In Legends you’re not the only fighter, and in fact, your allies are better equipped to deal with the piglins than you are. Your task is to summon new friends and lead them in battle to defeat the rampaging piglins. You will have to defend villages, destroy piglin bases, and more to push back the piglins’ Nether corruption. Different allies have different strengths and weaknesses, which when used wisely can give you the edge in battle.
In true Minecraft fashion, you must also make sure that you don’t run out of resources, so that you can keep spawning allies and building defensive or offensive structures. Exploring the Overworld is also important: it’s how you meet new friends and discover new resources, and even treasure! Plus, you’ll get to experience a new Overworld each time you play through the campaign, because every playthrough generates a unique map.