Image sharing app Swapdoodle is available to download now in North America and Europe. Cost to you? Absolutely nothing.
The app allows you to sketch 3D pictures and share them with other 3DS owners. It even comes with special doodle lesson packs based on famous Nintendo franchises. These packs can be purchased in the app itself.
Here's some official info:
The Swapdoodle™ game is an easy way to write messages, draw 3D pictures, and share them with your Nintendo 3DS friends.
Swapping doodles is a snap thanks to stamps based on the icons of played titles and your Mii™ character. You can also purchase in-game add-ons packs that have doodle lessons of Nintendo characters!
Doodle lessons allow you to trace beloved Nintendo characters from the Super Mario™ series, The Legend of Zelda™, Splatoon™, and more! With the right add-on, you can also draw more doodles per note, boost your note storage to over 6000, get more than 45 pen colors, and download stationaries featuring Nintendo characters. Put a piece of yourself in your art by sticking on a Mii face with various emotions to choose from. It's also possible to share in-game screenshots with friends who also have the game and even create secret pages that are hidden until your friend replies. It's always fun to see what doodles your friends are swapping!
+ Swap messages and doodles with your Nintendo 3DS™ friends
+ Purchase add-ons packs to enhance your doodles and learn to doodle Nintendo characters
+ Take doodle lessons featuring characters from Splatoon™, The Legend of Zelda™, Super Mario ™, and more!
+ Draw 3D doodles on 2 layers
+ Place a sticker of your Mii character's face with different emotions
+ Send in-game screenshots from select titles
Let us know how you're getting on with this free download by posting a comment below.
What is this magic?! Awesome, Nikki lives! Also please pervs...let us have this for a year at least...
It's the end of 2016 and this comes out and it's free. I suppose they could of got away with it if they added this as a mynintendo reward
Yeah! Swap notes is back, baby!
Oh, you can send messages over the Internet again? I honestly never thought I'd see that again from the 3DS
I didn't care until I read 'doodle lessons'.
That is awesome and definitively worth the wait after swapnote ended.
At least you can't send photo's anymore...
Kind of cool yeah and great that it's free, but why kill SwapNote only to release another doodling title that looks almost exactly the same. Why couldn't they re-enable SpotPass for SwapNote and give it an update?
definitely will be downloading this. it's free and i love it
Nice I've missed the LetterBox mode.
NIKKI IS THAT YOU
Getting this! This really just made my day. I missed Swapnote and this is right up my alley.
I swear if people ruin this for me again...
Definetely giving it a try.
Because why not? Also we've missed Nikki
So...why is this back, exactly?
This is so random, no build-up or anything. But it's too late, I don't care about swapping messages on my 3DS anymore. I already use other programs to setup games. Hopefully, no one ruins this one for other people.
So this is just Pictochat 3D mixed with the Art academy titles?! That came out of nowhere...
Swapnote revival? Nikki (or whatever her name was) finally has a new home!
Didn't see this coming.. Those doodle lessons are nice though! It only would be nice if Nintendo made some new art of Nintendo characters. Call me if I'm wrong, but that Mario drawing is a doodle from Super Mario 64 DS, which came out in 2004 -_-
Sorry. Isn't this like Whatsapp messenger.
If I wanted to doodle something to my friends wouldn't I just use my phone
Didn't ever realize Swapnote ended...
Its a bit too late for my friends and I. There was a time when we would have used this daily, but after the death of Swapnote, we found other services and moved on.
Hope Nikki won't be homeless again any time soon.
The real question is, can Nikki prevent Swapdoodle from sharing people's pictures of their (accessible) noodle?
So cool to see Nikki's back (even though the 10+ letters tutorial makes her a bit stalky). But the premiums are SO pricey. I get it for the drawing tutorials, but for colored pens ? COME ON.
A premium is 9.80chf in Switzerland (approx 9.10€ or 7.9£)
I wonder how long before creeps find a way to abuse this and Nintendo yanks the online connectivity again...?
This is a nice surprise, I thought the pervs and trolls killed/ruined it for good.
Also for free? And here certain people say nintendo don't give stuff for free
Awesome...please all send me doodles 😁
@BensonUii No. At least 1000 platinum points. I rather redeem something than to have my points expire
I cant find it on the eShop. Where is it exactly?
I hear this is 'free to start', so not entirely free. Can anyone confirm this?
Did they get rid of Swap Note just to incorporate microtransactions? Please, say it ain't so!
Nikki amiibo confirmed.
@Moon Afraid it is! There are microtransactions, £6.29 packs and cheaper lessons. The mechanic I most dislike is that ink runs out.
Let's hope Nintendo has learned that the Cid method of destroying an infested thing instead of actually resolving the problem doesn't work and only makes them look ever the inept fools.
Finally Letter Box is back, albeit in a new form!!!
@Moon You can go back and re-read the article, it's all in there in that 1 never ending run on sentence in the middle. This really sounds like a free demo where 90% of it is grayed out and you have to pay bit by bit to unlock all the parts. I'll tell you more after I download it later. Though once you get Moon I'm guessing you'll be too busy to care.
@Ryu_Niiyama Sounds like the only pictures you can send are pics from games that save screenshots, like Smash Bros., Animal Crossing, and MGS3D.
@Ryu_Niiyama you know youre one of them
It's not available in the US yet 😔
still not as good as tilt brush
i get so tilted when i see someone make a better drawing than me m8
@YouSeemFRAZZLED NA eShop doesn't update until 9 PT.
@Braok Excuse you?
@allav866 All the better! I can't download it yet (at work) so I'm just excited to see that we have a replacement. It sucks when stupid/rude people ruin things for everyone else.
I bet this is a test for some of the apps Nintendo is preparing for switch which looks to be Nintendos most socially capable system to date though it's not been announced yet I'm sure the Switch will have a wireless network provider I really hope it's not Sprint , all that said I'm glad they put this on the 3DS I had a lot of fun with swap note and 3DS is perfect for these types of titles
Yes! This is awesome! I have go and download it now!
@Sakura eugh. This sounds really bad.
@rejr Please do! I want to know if it's worth downloading. Besides... we've got about a week till Pokemon comes out.
It's nice to have this back! It's also annoying that they crapped all over Flipnote 3D but will allow online sharing with this lesser drawing app.
Please add me to your 3ds friends
Please add me to your 3ds friends
Please add me to your 3ds friends
..hmm..I'll wait till N Life doodles a review..
This seems oddly... familiar.
@UK-Nintendo I'd personally prefer to draw on my 3DS with a stylus than to use my finger on my phone. I used Swapnote a lot back in the day so I'm happy to see this.
@Moon Oh sorry, forgot about the 5 day EU delay.
Wasn't available in the US at 11:58 but went back in at 12:01 and got it under "What's New.
After spending about 45 minutes with this, it's Swapnote.
OK, for everyone complaining about the $9.99 SMR price, this has $51.85 (rough math) worth of DLC. 12 $2.99 tracing tutorials, 2 $6.99 premium packs and 2 $1.99 silver and bronze pens, silver is currently free, and the glitter pen is worth it. Maybe a $2.99 pack as well.
For anyone looking to make it 3D, it's the 11th note from Nikki. It's up and down on the Dpad but it won't work until you read 11 notes. Also, there is almost nothing in it until you get the free starter pack. It was a smart move on their part to get people into the shop to get the free starter pack and look around. Under the starter pack is the currently free $1.99 silver glitter set. It's normally $1.99, free now, sorry if I'm not explaining that right. So 2 free packs which make it useable.
I didn't see Street pass mentioned, it's all Spotpass, which I prefer, turns it into a messaging program rather than a billboard. My 2 sons were listed for me to send messages too, didn't see any way to add "Friends" in app. I didn't check how many pages long each message could be, st least 4, and there is a limited amount of ink that increases after downloading the 2 free packs. All the store content is available in app, you don't go into the eShop which is nice.
I didn't see any way to do screen grabs or any mention of Miiverse, maybe Niki needs to send a few more notes first?
Not bad for free after the overly long drawn out tutorial and downloading the 2 packs. If the Spotpass is instant I can see my kids having some fun with this. If it takes an hour, then no.
So, what's stopping this ending up the same way as SwapNote?
@premko1 ... Um, sure. Why not?
@crimsontadpoles I would suspectwhat will prevent it from ending up like SwapNote is this inability to send pictures.
This is awesome. Where I come from we exchange 3DS Friend Codes before we give out phone numbers so this will help me reconnect with friends better I've always been so grumpy about not being able to play a game with my friends even though I see their online playing the same thing I had no way of telling them to join me so this certainly fixed that.
TL;DR: I'm happy
@rjejr Wow. Sounds good, but that's a lot of dollar to be spending on DLC! Can you still send/receive messages for free like in Swap Note?
A little bummed we cant share 3D photos, kind of makes the 3D camera feel useless when there's no easy way to share these photos to other 3D capable devices. I understand this is the reason Swapnote was removed in the first place, but oh well. I'll still download this app and be glad to draw with my friends again :3
@Moon Of course. But there is a limit to how many notes you can save. If you get the free DLC now it should bump it up to 300.
@premko1 Why did you post that three times?
Please be as Swapnote was. I had connection with real life friends only through the app, its been years since we were in touch. I'd love to get in touch again.
I'm so happy that Nikki is back! She's one of my favorite Nintendo characters. I loved using swapnote and it maddened/saddened me to see Nintendo take the stupidest approach and kill the original service instead of updating and fixing it. Not a fan of the price of the dlc in the game but I still am going to get a few doodle lessons
@rjejr there's nothing free for me apart from the starting pack, can anyone else confirm?
I don't understand the two most expensive packs, don't they have a lot in common? Do the limit expansions add?
Swapdoodle also has a Block function.
Is this the one that got released a while ago then retracted?
@Moon @Aryon Looks like the free silver glitter pen was US only sorry, I forgot Nintendo hates the EU.
I'll be darn
Isn't the swap doodle the whole reason it got taken off?
@Nintenbomba128 It's the nude pictures that got Nintendo Japan in trouble, and genital doodles were not as severe, albeit still wrong. They must have weighed the pros and cons and felt more comfortable with the free-to-start model and the timing of 3DS (is it on its end-of-life? Just my speculation). At any rate I'm glad Nikki's back.
This is exciting news! My son was so disappointed when swapnote was canceled; he made a swapnote envelope out of paper with a note to send Nintendo. He's going to be thrilled that they're back up.
It`s my fc:3110-8356-8857
I`m waiting for Yours, everyone !!!
@rjejr Press the home button, then press the orange smiley face.
@CoderK Congrats, you win the award for oldest reply, nearly 4 years. 😎 I think it's been 3 years since I last turned my wife's 3DS on. 😂
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