Nintendo looking to bring Unity Engine to 3DS

The Unity Engine, a tool that allows game developers to develop game apps for a variety of different platforms, will also be available for the Nintendo 3DS.

The Wii U already has the Unity Engine, which has allowed more independent developers to develop apps for the Wii U; the Nintendo 3DS still lacks it. Fortunately, the game developer has announced that it is now looking into making the engine available for the 3DS too.

At the recently held Game Developers Conference, Nintendo's marketing senior manager Damon Baker hinted about the potential of bringing the Unity Engine to the 3DS.

Speaking about the potential of bringing Unity to the 3DS, Baker said, "We've had those discussions and we are definitely looking at that. Our priority was to get the Wii U build [of Unity] up and done and ready."

However, he added that it could take time for the Unity Engine to get finalized for the Wii U because the company needed to test environment for it.

Over the past few years, the Unity Engine has emerged as one of the most outstanding game engines in the fast expanding game industry, thanks to its universal compatibility as well as low cost. Its availability for the 3DS will definitely lead to increase in the already full broad number of games available for the Nintendo's handheld device.