Minecraft for New Nintendo 2/3DS is OUT TODAY (in North America)

Oct 24, 2005
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Been wanting to play Minecraft on 3DS in 3D for years. But now I own it portable on Switch and the 3DS version is $30 with less features... so, not buying unless there's a really good sale.
 
Sep 28, 2008
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$30 ... no multiplayer ... it doesn't look like it has the Mario Mash-Up Pack like the other Nintendo console versions do >_> ... kind of a bummer but completely unexpected. I thought if any Minecraft news was going to drop today, it would have been Realms/Better Together on Switch.
 
May 26, 2017
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I'm running out of fingers to count how many different systems I've bought this game for but I never expected it and the idea of minecraft on the 3DS is really cute! Might pick up the packaged edition when it releases later on.
 
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What's the port based on? Is it a Pocket Edition fork, or is this another 4J port? Something new/different?

Edit: Saw it was posted on the first page, never mind.

So it's a Pocket Edition build from last summer. Huh. Interestingly that's a few minor updates after the Realms/Xbox Live update (0.15.0). Wonder if this means there's an outside chance of this getting updated to Bedrock/Better Together, lol.
 
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This is a big surprise to me, for sure. Always thought the 3DS was perfect for kids to play Minecraft. Main issue is the New 3DS requirement. Fully expect to see a New 2DS Minecraft bundle.

If they add better together multiplayer, I'll definitely bite.
 
Sep 22, 2006
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Details about Minecraft 3DS from the dev stream:

- max world size is 2016x2016, which is not bad...for comparison small worlds on Switch are 900x900ish and largest are 3000x3000ish
- 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
- no multiplayer at launch, they want to put it in eventually (only among 3DSs)
- 3D depth will be added in a patch very, very soon, 99% ready
- mouselook with c-stick including invert Y-axis if you want, other options like view bobbing off, auto-jump
- best unique feature: map is always active on the bottom screen! no need for a map item or dual wielding it or anything
- comes with standard textures, plastic (looks great on 3DS), and city, plus many character skins
 
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- best unique feature: map is always active on the bottom screen! no need for a map item or dual wielding it or anything
Having the map as a regular feature (not an item) is something they should consider in other versions, at least as a standard server option (unless it's there and I'm just unaware of it).
 
Sep 22, 2006
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Having the map as a regular feature (not an item) is something they should consider in other versions, at least as a standard server option (unless it's there and I'm just unaware of it).
The reason it's not standard in Java/PC is because with unlimited world size the map could be infinitely large. That's why you create blank maps and they get locked to a specific segment of the map when you use them (and can be expanded up to a certain resolution but no further).

Console versions with limited world size don't have that issue, though even Minecraft on Switch requires making 9 individual maps to map the whole place.
 
Apr 8, 2011
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Woah, 30 bucks, eh? I'm still tempted though as they've promised to provide further updates including multiplayer...

European eShop has not been updated yet, I will think about it till then.