Minecraft: New Nintendo 3DS Edition is the version of Minecraft developed by Other Ocean Interactive and Mojang AB for the new Nintendo 3DS series, but not the original 3DS, 3DS XL, or 2DS. It was released for the Nintendo eShop in North America and Japan on September 13, 2017, just hours after its announcement during a Nintendo Direct. Despite the initial release being a fork of Pocket Edition alpha 0.15.4, it has several additions, tweaks, and missing features compared to that version, and is being developed separated from the bedrock edition. It has no relation to the legacy console editions.
The new Nintendo 3DS Edition lacks online multiplayer, but local multiplayer was added in the 1.4 update. World types are default and Superflat, with a height limit of 128 and sizes ranging from small (672x672), medium (1344x1344), and large (2016x2016). The size of the world cannot be changed once it is created. The ratio of The Nether to the Overworld is 1:3.
Instead of including the map item, the map and the player's coordinates are displayed on the touch screen, which is also used for inventory management and crafting.
The new Nintendo 3DS Edition has no DLC, but it includes five skin packs (Biome Settlers Packs 1 and 2, Redstone Specialists, Journey to the West, and Holiday Skin Pack 2015) and two texture packs (City and Plastic).
Support for stereoscopic 3D on New 3DS systems is planned for a future update.