It doesn’t look like we’re ever going to get to play Splatoon on Nintendo 3DS. Because of the limitations of the handheld, co-director Yusuke Amano is suggesting that a 3DS version of the Wii U console’s third-person shooter wouldn’t turn out right. Nintendo recently revealed that updates to in-game weapons will come to an end in January, but the Splatfest feature will still be supported.
“With the splattering of ink, which is definitely key to the game, this is something we spent a lot of time on getting the feel and the look of exactly like we wanted,” Amano said. “I think that’s something that would be quite difficult to realize on the 3DS considering its limitations.”