It’s hard to believe that the Nintendo 3DS has been on the market for three years already, but that isn’t stopping the company from seeking out new game ideas for the system. In an interview with Siliconera, Nintendo of America licensing department senior manager Damon Baker stated that the company is heavily considering using the Unity engine on the mobile platform.

“We’ve had those discussions and we are definitely looking at that,” Baker said. “Our priority was to get the Wii U build [of Unity] up and done and ready. Because we need a test environment for it, it’s taken a while for Unity to get finalized on Wii U, so that we can actually test against it. So that has been made available now and that is why we’ve got all of these [game] candidates waiting in the wings that are just going through the submission process at this point. 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.”

The engine is already in use on a number of other game platforms, including the Wii U, so bringing Unity support to the 3DS would definitely make sense.

Source: Siliconera