In a tweet Minecraft.net stated the New 3DS version of their game has received another update.
In this update the New 3DS will now support local multiplayer. This is a nice update for a game that is a lot better played with friends. With the technical limitations of the New 3DS I doubt we will see online play. I know here in the Nubbs house we have a couple of kids who both have New3DS's and Minecraft who will love this update.