Nintendo Handheld Gets Minecraft But Only on New 3DS & 2DS Systems

Minecraft for New Nintendo 3DS now available get it in the eShop

Though with Minecraft on nearly every device, we wonder how relevant it would be for 3DS owners at this juncture, particularly since its restricted to the newest 3DSes alone. Developer Mojang's seminal pixel-art sandbox game has made its way to pretty much every other gaming platform out there, from Windows Phones to Oculus Rift headsets to even single-board Raspberry Pi computers.

This marks yet another partnership with Nintendo for Minecraft, which previously launched on Wii U and most recently on Nintendo Switch.

As we learned, this version will feature some peculiar features that allow Minecraft to fit perfectly to the portable nature of Nintendo's handheld consoles.

"Minecraft is a game about placing blocks and going on adventures", the firm notes.

Nintendo today announced a surprise launch of Minecraft for the 3DS handheld during one of its Nintendo Direct live streams.

Yes, Minecraft is already available on the Nintendo Switch.

New Nintendo 3DS Edition is out today on the Nintendo eShop, with a physical version coming in the future. Five Skin Packs are included, with the Mooshroom Tamer, Artisan, Red Boy, Santa Claus, and Tundra Tamer shown in the trailer.

One nifty feature about Minecraft being on the New 3DS is that it places your inventory on the bottom screen, which you can arrange using touch controls if buttons aren't your jam.

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