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NES REMIX Isn’t on the 3DS Because it Needs the Power of the Wii U.

Ever since Nintendo revealed the first NES REMIX title which takes scenes from classic NES games and turns them into different challenges, I along with other gamers have wondered why the game is absent from the Nintendo 3DS, I mean, the Nintendo Entertainment System is only an 8-bit system, surely anything can run it? Apparently not.

Earlier this week Nintendo director Koichi Hayashida revealed to IGN that the NES REMIX series is unlikely to jump from the Wii U to the 3DS any time soon because the game needs power that just isn’t found in Nintendo’s handheld system.

“One of the easiest ways to answer that is to say, ‘I was working on 3D World, which was developed on Wii U. So I was already familiar with the system’s architecture and developing for that platform lent itself to the early stages of the project,” said Hayashida.

“But, if you step into the shadows a bit more, in order to accomplish what we wanted with NES Remix, and get the effect we wanted out of it and the value that we wanted it to have, we needed some more machine power.” Continuing to say that the Wii U “offered that up for us pretty easily, and it just would have been more difficult to do it for the 3DS”.

The second NES REMIX, aptly named NES REMIX 2 will be available on the Nintendo eShop on April 25.