Mikage

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Mikage
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Developer(s) neobrain/Tony Wasserka
Latest version Alpha
Active No
Platform(s) Android
Architecture(s) ARM64
Emulates Nintendo 3DS
Compatibility Only a few selected titles for now
Website Mikage.app
Support ($) Patreon
License Closed-source

Download[edit]

Android Mikage Alpha builds
Requires Vulkan

Overview[edit]

Mikage is a Nintendo 3DS emulator for Android devices developed by Tony Wasserka, also known as neobrain, a prominent emudev who has contributed to Dolphin, PPSSPP, and Citra. Mikage was created from scratch as neobrain saw an opportunity for a better-than-average-quality 3DS emulator on Android. While the three aforementioned projects are open-source, Mikage is currently closed, though neobrain is interested in opening much of the source code at some point. Mikage was publicly announced on the official website and Twitter account on July 1, 2019, though neobrain had been working on the project for three years prior, starting in 2016. He got The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D to work in it in 2018.

There is a small but growing number of games that currently run, including The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D, Cubic Ninja, Retro City Rampage DX, Nano Assault EX, and more.

Progress blog reports can be found at the official Mikage website. A private Discord channel link (much more active than Reddit) is only provided to those on a $5 US tier or above in the Patreon account.

On August 15, 2020, neobrain announced that he was putting the project on an indefinite hiatus due to lack of interest from the community and not being able to rise enough supporters on Patreon to make it worth continuing development without resorting to shadier methods of ads or pricing the app. It could also be due to the fact Citra now has a working Android port, so public support has shifted towards a more developed, open sourced emulator, making it harder to back a closed sourced alternative. At the moment, it's unclear if Mikage will become open sourced.

System requirements[edit]

  • OS: Android 7+
  • Architecture: ARM64
  • GPU: Any with Vulkan drivers

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