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Nintendo has announced two upcoming maintenance periods. First up is Minecraft on both Switch and Wii U. All online services will be unavailable during the following time period:

– 5:50 PM PT (May 30) – 7:30 PM PT (May 30)
– 8:50 PM ET (May 30) – 10:30 PM ET (May 30)
– 1:50 AM in the UK (May 31) – 3:30 AM in the UK (May 31)
– 2:50 AM in Europe (May 31) – 4:30 AM in Europe (May 31)

Also, a maintenance for Nintendo Account usage on the Switch will take place next week. Nintendo has not specified exactly which services will be affected by this.

– 5 PM PT (June 5) – 6 PM PT (June 5)
– 8 PM ET (June 5) – 9 PM ET (June 5)
– 1 AM in the UK (June 6) – 2 AM in the UK (June 6)
– 2 AM in Europe (June 6) – 3 AM in Europe (June 6)


Mr. Squishy has managed to fully recreate the Pokemon Red experience in Minecraft. After working on the project for 21 months, he shared the fruits of his labor on Reddit this past weekend. We posted about something similar last year with FireRed, though this one is entirely finished.

357,000 command blocks were used here. It contains “all of the original game’s features, along with a few iconic bugs.” Since the project done manually, Mr. Squishy walked the equivalent of 2,832.89 kilometers in-game.

Minecraft fans can play Pokemon Red in the game through a realistic Game Boy. It’s even possible to customize the color of the shell.

The download link for the relevant files is located here. Keep in mind that you’ll need to roll back Minecraft a few versions in order for it to work.

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There’s one additional excerpt from Glixel’s new interview with Shigeru Miyamoto that we wanted to give the spotlight to.

As part of the discussion, Miyamoto was asked if he’s playing games other than the mobile title Neko Atsume. This led him to speak about his enjoyment and respect of Minecraft.

Interestingly, Miyamoto told Glixel that Nintendo conducted “a lot of experiments that were similar to that back in the N64 days”. There were apparently “some designs that were very similar.”

Miyamoto’s full words:

“I do like Minecraft, but really more from the perspective of the fact that I really feel like that’s something we should have made. We had actually done a lot of experiments that were similar to that back in the N64 days and we had some designs that were very similar. It’s really impressive to me to see how they’ve been able to take that idea and turn it into a product.”


Gamer “Requag” has taken on the task of recreating Pokemon FireRed in Minecraft. It runs through a virtual Game Boy Advance by using structure blocks, which are designed for map makers.

The project isn’t finished just yet. Functions like combat and dialogue aren’t included at this time, but they should be added in later on.

Here’s a look at the progress thus far:

To test out Pokemon FireRed in Minecraft, players need version 1.10 of the game.

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Minecraft: Wii U Edition may finally be coming to Wii U, if a listing on PEGI is anything to go by. The UK ratings board just added the game to its database today.

Minecraft is available on just about every platform, but it has yet to hit Wii U. Minecraft: Story Mode – a spinoff of the franchise made by Telltale Games – is heading to the eShop at some point soon.

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Minecraft has graces most gaming systems, but it has yet to arrive on Nintendo platforms. That doesn’t mean developer Mojang is against the idea though.

“If I had my way, we’d be on everything,” COO Vu Bui told MCV. “We want to continue to be available to all players, and that means being on new platforms because everyone uses something different.”

MCV specifically asked if a Nintendo version of Minecraft could be possible. Regarding this, Bui said: “I’ve never heard a reason why we haven’t ended up on Wii U or 3DS. It just hasn’t happened yet.”

So how about it: is Minecraft something you guys would like to see on Wii U and 3DS?


Some fans have gone out of their way to recreate Splatoon in Minecraft. It’s designed for 4v4 play, though it works with any team size. There’s much more in the YouTube video below as well as its related description.

What would the original Zelda map look like in Minecraft? Two gamers appear to have come up with an answer! Check out the results below.

This is some impressive stuff. I know I’d never have the time or patience to make something like this!

Thanks to Jake for the tip.


A few modders have managed to import a level from Minecraft to Super Mario 64 DS. Even though it doesn’t offer a ton of functionality, it’s still a pretty neat thing to see.

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Mojang founder Markus Persson, who also goes by the name Notch, has ruled out Minecraft for Wii U. Rumors of a possible release on Nintendo’s console began to appear last week.

Persson wrote on Twitter that Minecraft “would make sense” on Wii U. “The only reason for no current plans is we’ve got too much work already,” he explained.

Notch’s tweets in full:


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