Yesterday during the latest Nintendo Direct we found out Minecraft would be released exclusively on the New Nintendo 3DS.

Since then, it has been clarified the closet equivalent to Minecraft: New Nintendo 3DS Edition is the 0.15.4 build of Minecraft: Pocket Edition.

With plans to bring a local multiplayer component to the New 3DS version of the game, how far will the updates go?

Aubrey Norris who is part of the Minecraft team recently replied to a fan on Twitter regarding a question about the upcoming “Better Together Update” which will unify the Windows 10, mobile and console editions of Minecraft – including the Nintendo Switch version.

While the New 3DS version may miss out on social unification, it’s still impressive how the team at Other Ocean Interactive – who are behind this 3DS adaptation – have managed to provide world sizes that are 2016 x 2016 and 128 blocks high. These dimensions exceed the sizes of the maps in the Wii U version of the game. Not bad for hardware based on a device originally released in 2011.

Let us know in the comments if you have bought Minecraft on New 3DS yet and what your thoughts are about it are so far.

Minecraft “Better Together Update” Not Coming To New 3DS Version Of The Game