The New 3DS version includes Survival and Creative modes, five skin packs, and two texture packs. As we find out, since the game is already available on USA eShop, Minecraft for 3DS will occupy 3,799 free space blocks, corresponding to approximately 475 MB. If you're planning to get the game, you can only play it on the New 3DS and New 2DS, as older versions of the consoles aren't compatible.
Owing to its port in the Nintendo New 3DS, "Minecraft" will utilize the handheld platforms dual-screen display and stylus touchscreen controls of the handheld gaming platform.
"Multiplayer won't be available at launch but we will be adding local multiplayer in a future update". It's news post also puts the Nintendo New 3DS port to be closely equivalent in specs to the "Minecraft: Pocket Edition" version 0.15.4 on mobile devices.