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Nintendo 'looking at' bringing Unity support to 3DS

Handheld possibly next as Wii U support is released

Nintendo is considering bring 3DS support to Unity, according to an exec at the firm.

Unity is one of the most popular software development kits among indie devs, and was given Wii U support following a deal with Nintendo signed back it 2012.


According to Damon Baker, senior manager of marketing at Nintendo of America's licensing department, the 3DS could be next to receive Unity support.

"We've had those discussions and we are definitely looking at that," he told Siliconera when quizzed on the possibility of 3DS support in Unity.

"Our priority was to get the Wii U build [of Unity] up and done and ready," he said.

With Unity on Wii U now available to developers - and some 50 games in the pipeline as a result - Baker added, "Now, we can move on to other platforms and see how we can make those compatible, either with Unity or with additional middleware providers as well.

"So, 3DS is definitely an exciting platform for us, because we've got a huge install base, and we want to take advantage of that. We've got a lot of developers that want to take advantage of it. So, we're working towards that as well. But nothing to announce at this time."