Firelight Technologies said Thursday it released its FMOD Ex API and the FMOD Studio audio middleware for Nintendo's recently-released 3DS.
Firelight said the FMOD middleware for 3DS includes all of the FMOD features that developers have previously used for home consoles.
The company said the 3DS' jump in handheld performance allows FMOD to come to a dedicated portable device for the first time.
"We are hoping that, by exposing the FMOD features, we will assist developers to bring more and more from the console market to the Nintendo 3DS," said Firelight CEO Brett Paterson.
FMOD supports game engines including CryENGINE, Unity, Vision, Shiva and now Unreal Engine 3, and is also used in the simulation market by companies including Lockheed Martin and Krauss Maffei.
Games that have used FMOD tools include Dragon Age, Alan Wake, Bioshock 2, Starcraft II
and Batman: Arkham Asylum
, among others.
Firelight also recently announced
it would be supporting Sony's upcoming handheld gaming device, the codenamed Next Generation Portable.