"Minecraft" is a very popular game developed by Mojang AB. The gameplay features a three-dimensional environment where players embark on adventures through interactions with the world around them by placing and breaking various types of blocks. As a result, they can create structures from the blocks that they collect.

Minecraft was first developed in the PC, with Java as its base programming language. Due to its overwhelming popularity across the globe, several versions of the game were released for mobile platforms such as Android and iOS, and for gaming consoles such as the PlayStation, Xbox, and Nintendo.

In today's article, I will be talking about the newest Minecraft release for the "New" Nintendo 3DS hand-held console. But before I start, I will briefly talk about other releases made for the Nintendo gaming consoles.

Minecraft: Wii U Edition

Prior to its release, Mojang founder Markus Persson announced that there were no plans to port the game to the Wii U, but he favored having it as a Wii U version. Other Mojang officials have also given similar statements when they were asked about it. However, in December 2015, the Wii U version of Minecraft marked the first launch for the Nintendo gaming consoles. The development was a joint collaboration between 4J Studios and Mojang AB.

The game features an Off-TV play, where players are able to play exclusively on the Wii U's GamePad screen.

In addition, it can be played using the Wii U Pro Controller and Wii Classic Controller.

Nintendo Switch Edition

Minecraft: Nintendo Switch Edition is the current Minecraft game released for the Nintendo fans, developed by both 4J Studios and Mojang AB. It was released as a digital download in the Nintendo eShop on May 2017 and there were no updates on releasing physical copies.

It was announced that this version will be discontinued, however, players will still have access to the game and will be given the new Nintendo Switch version of Bedrock Engine Minecraft for free.

The game can be played in TV Mode, Handheld Mode, and Tabletop Mode. It is also playable using a pair of Joy-Con or a Nintendo Switch Pro Controller.

Worlds from the Wii U version can be transferred to this version over a local network.

New Nintendo 3DS Edition

In just a few months after the successful release on the Nintendo Switch, the next Minecraft game was launched for the New Nintendo 3DS consoles. Minecraft: New Nintendo 3DS Version is now available for download in the Nintendo eShop for $29.99. It is also playable on the New Nintendo 2DS XL and the XL variant for the New Nintendo 3DS. However, it can't be played on the legacy 2DS and 3DS due to specification constraints these consoles have. 5 Skin Packs and 2 Texture Packs is included when you buy the game.

Check out the trailer above and let us know what you think about this newest Minecraft addition to the Nintendo family. I hope you have enjoyed reading and I'll see you next time!