Surprise! Minecraft is coming to New 3DS today

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Developer Mojang's seminal pixel-art sandbox game has made its way to pretty much every other gaming platform out there, from Windows Phones to Oculus Rift headsets to even single-board Raspberry Pi computers.

Nintendo and Microsoft aren't afraid to work together when it comes to Minecraft.

Yep, the first few minutes of this Nintendo Direct were devoted to Nintendo 3DS and 2DS games, one of which just happens to be a handheld version of the game your kids still can't get enough of.

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As we learned, this version will feature some peculiar features that allow Minecraft to fit perfectly to the portable nature of Nintendo's handheld consoles.

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. And it will come with five skin packs and two texture packs.

The touch screen will be used for inventory, map, and crafting, and can be played with either touch or button controls. Nintendo also announced that cartridge version of Minecraft for 3DS will become available in the future.