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Flipnote Studio 3D Sketched In for 3rd July in Japan

Posted by Thomas Whitehead

We doubt the Western release will be far behind

Flipnote Studio 3D is, after a fair old wait, finally coming to the 3DS eShop this summer. Like its DSi predecessor it'll be a free app that'll also include some improved features, with short animations now having up to six colours, three layers for a 3D effect and will be easy to export as AVI or GIF files.

To date the release in the West has been pegged as "this Summer", but Nintendo has now confirmed the release date for Japan — it'll hit the region on 3rd July, as reported by well-known NeoGaf patron Cheesemeister.

With the DSi Hatena server being shut down today — though your library will automatically transfer — we doubt that Nintendo will want the gap between services to be excessively long. Flipnote Studio 3D has been on plenty of wishlists since the 3DS launched, with the only controversy about the new title being the introduction of the paid-subscription for the World Gallery, with the friends-only equivalent being free. The new app is set to more social, however, with artists rated highly by the community supposedly set to be rewarded with prizes.

Firm details on the subscription costs and more will no doubt emerge soon, but the wait is getting shorter.


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Dyl_73 said:

Looking forward to this a lot but I definitely won't be paying a subscription. Friends only for me. No doubt plenty of videos will appear on the internet for free.



NintendoMaster said:

I'll be looking forward to this. In addition to the other great games coming out this summer, this will consume the majority of my time.



manic221 said:

LOVED Flipnote on the DS even though i never really did much with it i just doodled and i think maybe only once uploaded anything, i still liked seeing other peoples creations i'll be happy to pay the subscription fee.



SheldonRandoms said:

I can't wait for Flipnote Studio 3D, i've been waiting for it ever since I got a 3DS, and when everyone was calling it Flipnote Memo. So many of my friends that traded in their DSi's will finally return.................but still, Flipnote Hatena has shut down and............well............that made me sad

<------ That explains this avatar.



ouroborous said:

never tried this for dsi but cant wait to try it for 3ds. it should be alot more fun for me than swapnote is. i dont care at all about some kind of subscription, especially if you can export your files to avi or gif.... that is incredibly awesome.



Nintendude789 said:

Luky Japanese people. So we'll be getting Flipnote on late July, or early August. Which it kind of sucks because I start school on August 15th.



SuperSah said:

Not too sure if it's even worth it anymore.

I mean, paying to view free animations? I know Nintendo and Hatena must revenue somehow, but this is unfair. Most of just joined the service to view other people's expert drawings. Sure, you can view friends but I expect the online gallery to be dead within a year.

But hey, that's just me.



ThomasBW84 said:

@SuperSah I think we should wait and see how much the subscription is, but it's understandably divisive. The thing is that it's a free app, and you only need to pay if you want to share and view animations on a worldwide gallery. While it'd be nice to have the whole lot for free, maybe Nintendo decided it shouldn't have to run the service and its infrastructure for nothing, especially as the rest of doesn't cost you a penny/cent.



SuperSah said:

@ThomasBW84 Yeah, it makes sense but all you can do without it is make them and view them, with the exception of viewing people off the friends list, so it does retract off the whole competition vibe the old FNS had. Of course Nintendo must earn money for it, and i'll likely pay the price considering it ends up being fair.



supermariogamer said:

im really exicted for this,i just hope their right about the release for the west isnt too far ready for this!!



123akis said:

ughh..i had no idea it was ending at different times for different time zones... was going to go on the PC version and look at it for the last time (i dont have my dsi anymore)

How much do you think is a fair price for subscription? i think from £1.79 to £2.99 is fair



Drewroxsox said:

I was actually hoping for a June release date for this, but you know that when Nintendo says,"coming this summer" they mean August in NOA. I'm so excited for this , but it looks like I'll be playing Luigi's Mansion dark moon and animal crossing new leaf to keep me busy over the summer. It would be cool if Nintendo released Flipnote Studio 3d in all regions in the same month.



Tertis said:

I heard the price for a month of Flipnote Studio 3D online is about 100 yen or 1 US dollar.



DiabolicalSoup9 said:

@Dyl_73 I agree. I really don't want to have to pay just to see a flipnote from somebody who isn't a friend. I also don't like how the people who're defined "good" can get free subscriptions.



takyon98 said:

it was fun being on flipnote hatena.. i got pretty good at drawing and using the advance tools, i made a lot of friends and now its all gone... ;-;



Christy said:

The good thing about the new Flipnote Hatena is that there are NO spin-offs



Mikeyboy said:

@SuperSah I don't know if It'll be fair to you but, the first month (thirty days) and if you want to do it more, it's .99 cents each 30 days.

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