Minecraft is available for New Nintendo 3DS right now

Minecraft New Nintendo 3DS Edition is out today on the Nintendo eShop with a physical version coming in the

With its publisher Mojang now owned by Microsoft, the base game has since sold up to 121 million copies, leaving it in second place only to "Tetris" and its myriad variations as the all-time best-selling video game.

Based on the announcement, it is confirmed that the new Minecraft will have both Survival mode and Creative mode providing gamers the choice they love.

Considering that the 3DS is now six years old, it's rather awesome that a game as popular as Minecraft is only now coming to the system. The game is playable on the New 3DS, New 3DS XL and New 2DS XL - leaving original 2DS, 3DS and 3DS XL owners in the dust.

The Japanese game company had already made "Minecraft" available in some of its other platforms such as the Wii U in 2015 and the new Switch in May.

During today's Nintendo Direct broadcast highlighting 3DS and Nintendo Switch titles, Nintendo revealed that Minecraft will release on the New Nintendo 3DS today on the 3DS eShop, while a physical version of the title will arrive at a later date.

New 3DS Edition will also get a retail version.

"Multiplayer won't be available at launch but we will be adding local multiplayer in a future update".

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