Flipnote Studio 3D

For the month before the 3DS and Wii U eShops close for new purchases on 27th March, each day we're going to highlight a specific eShop game for one of those consoles and give a short pitch as to why we think it deserves your love and attention — before it's too late. The chance to add these to your library will be gone for good soon and, for one reason or another, these eShop-exclusives are close to our hearts.

Today, Liam turns the page of this successor to the 2008 DSiWare release Flipnote Studio.

So, what's it called again?

Flipnote Studio 3D - now in 3D! Here's a review to go with it:

Who made it?

The team at Nintendo EAD, known for all sorts of first-party Nintendo releases over the years.

What's the premise?

Once again, it's the Flipnote Studio application now in 3D. You create flipbook-style animations but there's now also 3D features to make your illustrations pop.

What it lacks in the comprehensive art tool department it makes up for with approachable and surprisingly intuitive design that lets anyone create simple animations incredibly easily. Of course, some people go to incredible lengths to create masterpieces — and you can look forward to similarly impressive works in an upcoming Countdown.

Why should I play it?

It's essentially free, provided you've got 200 Platinum Points and access to the My Nintendo Store. Your ability to share your work is limited thanks to the closure of other Flipnote-related online services, but there are other options to share the work created with this powerful little tool:

How much is it?

200 Platinum Points from My Nintendo.

We'll be back soon with another 3DS or Wii U eShop recommendation as part of this 'Countdown' series. Let us know below if you've already got this in your collection and share your thoughts.