Remember Swapnote, the Nintendo 3DS app that you can't really use any more? Well, Nintendo's released an update for it because Nintendo.

That's right, Swapnote – or Nintendo Letter Box as it was known in PAL regions – has been given the remaster treatment seven years after the company disabled its primary feature. Nintendo of America's official support site notes that a new software update for the title has been released and is available to download.

We'll leave the full patch notes below – be warned, you might want to set aside an hour or two and get a cup of tea ready for this one:

Swapnote Remastered (Released December 15, 2020)

  • Fixed some problems.

Thanks, we guess?

You might remember that the popular note-sharing service was effectively discontinued back in 2013 after Nintendo discovered that some users, including minors, were using it to "exchange offensive material." The app's SpotPass functionality was removed, meaning you could no longer send notes to others over the internet, and while the StreetPass functionality was left intact, you'd be pretty hard-pushed to walk by strangers in the street who still carry their 3DS around.

Why Nintendo has bothered to update an app which can surely only be used by a very select few at this point is beyond us, but there we are.

[source en-americas-support.nintendo.com]