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Manic Mechanics launch trailer

4J Studios has issued a new launch trailer for Manic Mechanics tying in with its Switch debut this week. The video offers up a final look at the couch co-op game which was recently revealed in a Nintendo Direct.

As a reminder, here’s what to expect from the title:

Manic Mechanics

4J Studios, known for its previous work on porting Minecraft to consoles, today unveiled Manic Mechanics. If you’re interested in the game, you’ll be able to nab it for Switch on July 13, 2023.

Manic Mechanics is a high-octane party game with local and online co-op. Worth noting, this is the first release from 4J that the team has both developed and published.

Skye Tales release date

Original (4/29): An eShop listing has surfaced for Skye Tales, providing us with a final release date. According to the store page, it’ll be out on May 26, 2023.

Skye Tales, a gentle puzzle-adventure game, was revealed for Switch last October. 4J Studios and Puny Astronaut gave it a general 2023 launch window at the time.

Skye Tales

Publisher 4J Studios and developer Puny Astronaut today announced Skye Tales, a gentle puzzle-adventure game designed with mindfulness and accessibility at its core. A release is planned for 2023 on Switch.

Here’s some information about the project:

After a brief break, Nintendo is again revisiting its “Switch My Way” commercial series with a new advert for Minecraft. Take a look at the video below.

Minecraft is currently available on Switch as a physical and digital release.


A little while back Famitsu published a Minecraft interview with a couple of the game’s key developers. Executive producers Roger Carpenter and John Thornton both talked about the title, including some Switch-specific topics.

Famitsu first started out by pointing out that Minecraft has been very successful on Switch, with the physical version having shipped over 300,000 units since June (around the time when the interview was done). Carpenter and Thorton both commented here, with the two stating:

Mojang and 4J Studios are wrapping up support for Minecraft: Wii U Edition. It’s been announced that the final update will be out sometime today / tomorrow.

As for what’s included, The Nightmare Before Christmas Mash-up Pack is being added. This DLC should be available on Switch as well.


Today, Minecon Earth 2018 was held. All sorts of announcements were made pertaining to Minecraft, including the next update, the inclusion of pandas, and more.

Below are some of the highlights:


The latest update for Minecraft is now available, bringing the game up to version 1.6.1. It includes a few fixes among other things.

The full patch notes are as follows:

A new skin pack has been released for Minecraft. This one features skins from the most recent Star Wars movie, Solo: A Star Wars Story. Also out today is Skin Pack 3 for the Wii U version of the game.


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