Published: Fri, September 15, 2017
Research | By Jennifer Evans

Minecraft Finally Coming to New 3DS, Available Now

Minecraft Finally Coming to New 3DS, Available Now

Nintendo's latest Direct has just revealed Mojang's Minecraft exclusively for the New Nintendo 3DS systems.

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

New 3DS Edition will also get a retail version.

Considering that the 3DS is now six years old, it's rather wonderful that a game as popular as Minecraft is only now coming to the system.

Word of warning though, Minecraft will only run on the New Nintendo 3DS models. It is immediately available via the eShop, with a physical release to arrive at a later, unspecified date. Survival Mode, as always, has players trying to keep themselves alive as long as possible in the game world by collecting food and building shelter as protection from monster mobs that appear during the evenings of the day-night cycle.

Owing to its port in the Nintendo New 3DS, "Minecraft" will utilize the handheld platforms dual-screen display and stylus touchscreen controls of the handheld gaming platform.

According to Minecraft's official site, multiplayer won't be available at launch but local multiplayer will come in a future update.

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