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Minecraft: New 3DS Edition

Minecraft: New 3DS Edition has been out digitally since the last Nintendo Direct. But as we know, Nintendo was preparing a physical version. A release date has now been announced.

You’ll be able to find Minecraft: New 3DS Edition in stores next month. Nintendo has set the release date for November 10.

The news was announced via Twitter:


More gameplay is in giving us a good look at Minecraft: New 3DS Edition, which just came out a few days ago. View 12 minutes of footage below.

We have a few more details about Minecraft: New 3DS Edition from a developer live stream hosted after this week’s Nintendo Direct. The information comes max world size and more.

Here’s the roundup of information for Minecraft: New 3DS Edition:

– Max world size is 2016×2016 (small worlds on Switch are 900x900ish and largest are about 3000×3000)
– Based on Pocket Edition 0.15.4, which launched July 2016, has every feature the game did as of that release
– Due to above, no The End yet, but does have the Nether
– Redstone contraptions work as expected, they had memory-eating bugs with them at one point but got them all squashed
– They plan on lots of updates over the course of the next 6-8 months, for example targeting 0.16 and adding ocean monuments and associated blocks
– No cross play or world sharing, this is a totally new and different build of the game unique to 3DS
– Mouselook with c-stick including invert Y-axis if you want, other options like view bobbing off, auto-jump
– Map is always active on the bottom screen
– Comes with standard textures, plastic, and city, plus many character skins


Minecraft: New 3DS Edition debuted this week. We’ve heard that local multiplayer will be added with a new update, but that isn’t the only feature on the way.

As mentioned by Mike Mika on Twitter, stereoscopic 3D is in the pipeline. Additionally, it’s not too far off. Mika says that it’s already functional and will be added in an update “super soon.”


IGN has a look at Minecraft: New 3DS Edition, which saw a surprise launch yesterday. Check out four minutes of footage below.

We have a bit of news about the upcoming Better Together update for Minecraft. According to Minecraft staffer Aubrey Norris, there are no plans to bring it to the just-launched Minecraft: New 3DS Edition.

Norris told one fan on Twitter:

The Minecraft Better Together update will bring most versions of the game together. Among other features, cross-platform support is being introduced, so players on platforms like Switch and Xbox One can join each other in-game,


Minecraft: New 3DS Edition is out now on the New 3DS via the eShop. If you’re interested in downloading the game, 3,799 blocks of free space is required. That amounts to 474.875 MB.

Source: 3DS eShop

More details about Minecraft: New 3DS Edition are in from the official website as well as a listing on Nintendo’s page.

First up, the official announcement:

Just a few months after we brought Minecraft to Nintendo Switch, we’re double-dipping with the big N to bring the game to New Nintendo 3DS. Whatever next, an N64 port? Get on it, Jens!

We want to stress that the game is only on New Nintendo 3DS, and we’ve used all the technical might of the dual-screened wonder machine to give you world sizes of 2016×2016 and 128 blocks high – that’s even larger than the worlds on the Wii U version! Multiplayer won’t be available at launch but we will be adding local multiplayer in a future update. This edition’s closest equivalent is 0.15.4 of Minecraft: Pocket Edition, and we’ll be continuing to update from there!

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