Minecraft: New Nintendo 3DS Edition is available on the eShop on ‘New’ Nintendo 3DS, 2DS systems. They managed to make it all work, and surprised us all by announcing it for 3DS. There are some limitations, given the hardware specs, but you do get 2016×2016 world sizes, and can build 128 blocks high. We’ve been promised multiplayer and a supply of updates so if you don’t already have the game on several other platforms, download it today! it retails for $29.99
They’ve also stressed that Minecraft: New Nintendo 3DS Edition only works on 3DS and 2DS systems that are labelled “New”.