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This page answers frequently asked questions about Minecraft: New Nintendo 3DS Edition.
Note To purchase the game, go to the Nintendo eShop on the New Nintendo 3DS console.
We will continue to get updates after launch, but will not receive the Better Together update.
Minecraft: New Nintendo 3DS Edition can only be played on the New Nintendo 3DS series (New Nintendo 3DS, New Nintendo 3DS XL and New Nintendo 2DS XL systems).
Multiplayer is not available at this time.
The Super Mario Mash-up Pack is not included at release. Minecraft: New Nintendo 3DS Edition includes five skin packs and two texture packs to customize your world. They are:
Minecraft: New Nintendo 3DS Edition is only playable in standard 2D viewing modes.
Minecraft: New Nintendo 3DS Edition includes five skin packs and two texture packs to customize your world. We’ll have more to share on additional downloadable content later.
There is no way to transfer your saves from other platforms into Minecraft: New Nintendo 3DS Edition. Please enjoy the unique experience on the New Nintendo 3DS Edition from the start.
Worlds on the New Nintendo 3DS Edition are larger than the worlds in the Wii U Edition.
At release, this edition will be the close equivalent of 0.15.4 of the Minecraft: Pocket Edition. As with all new releases of Minecraft, from a development standpoint, we start from a known version of the game and then continually provide updates. Therefore, content in the New Nintendo 3DS Edition at its release will vary from content available in other editions. We will keep updating the game as long as people keep playing.
This is a known behavior and eManuals will open in the language you have selected for your New Nintendo 3DS system language. Please change your system language on your New Nintendo 3DS system if you want to change the language of your eManual.
A wireless internet connection is required to download software updates, and your system must be online at the time of the update. To update:
Two options will be available: "Download Now" and "View Details in Nintendo eShop and then Download."
Selecting this option will allow you to immediately download the software update data. The software update will be performed immediately, and may take a while. To perform this action:
View Details in Nintendo eShop and then download
Selecting View Details in Nintendo eShop will take you to the Nintendo eShop page. From here, the software update can either be applied immediately, or you can choose the download later option to download the update while the system is in sleep mode. To perform this action:
Once the download is complete, the update will automatically be applied. After starting the game, you can go to Options > Patch notes from the main menu to see the details of the update.
For more info, or if you run into any problems while updating your console, visit Nintendo Support.
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