Swapnote News

Talking Point: Nintendo's Safe and Family-Friendly Focus is Integral to Its Fortunes

Nintendo's Safe and Family-Friendly Focus is Integral to Its Fortunes

While heavy handed with Swapnote, providing a clean environment is crucial

Nintendo has made some interesting headlines recently here on Nintendo Life, as it's acted proactively to avoid potentially embarrassing issues with Nintendo Letter Box / Swapnote and the Japan-only (so far) Flipnote Studio 3D. The company disabled SpotPass communication...

News: Swapnote Update Available For Download On North American 3DS Consoles

Swapnote Update Available For Download On North American 3DS Consoles

Euro Letter Box update still AWOL, though

Nintendo has updated its Swapnote application for the 3DS console. The update is available now and weighs in at a modest 81 data blocks, so it shouldn't take long to download. To install the new version of the app, you first must locate it in the 3DS eShop and then click the "To Update Screen" option. The...

Feature: The Evolving Role of Swapnote

The Evolving Role of Swapnote

More than just a letter box

Nintendo Letter Box, also known by the catchier title of Swapnote in North America, filled a notable gap in the 3DS’ functionality when it was launched in late December last year. When the handheld launched various features were bare-bone or missing, and one frustrating omission was the lack of any meaningful way to...