Flipnote Studio 3D Coming To Nintendo 3DS As Free App

By Ishaan . March 13, 2013 . 9:30am

Nintendo have announced Flipnote Studio 3D for the Nintendo 3DS, via a Nintendo Direct Mini presentation, which you can watch below. The application will allow you to create animations using the Nintendo 3DS, complete with moving pictures and sound.



Flipnote Studio 3D will allow you create animations using three layers and six colours, and will let you export your animations as .AVI and .GIF files for sharing. The app will be released for free via the Nintendo eShop this Summer.


To go along with the Flipnote Studio 3D app, Nintendo will be rolling out a service dubbed Flipnote Gallery: Friends, which is a service that can be used by you and those on your Nintendo 3DS friends list to share, rate and download each other’s creations. The service will be free-to-use.


A separate service, Flipnote Gallery: World, will allow you to do the same things, except with other Flipnote Studio 3D users from all over the world. This will be a paid service with a “small monthly fee” that will be used to keep the Flipnote servers running. A free 30-day trial will be available at launch.


Additionally, after the free trial period expires, Nintendo will allow free access to the Flipnote Gallery: World service on select dates. Furthermore, if your Flipnotes receive consistently high ratings on the service, you may be allowed to not pay the next month’s subscription fee.


Meanwhile, the FlipNote Studio community service for Nintendo DSi on the Hatena webpage will be closed on May 31st. More information on the new galleries for the 3DS and their features will be shared at a later date.

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  • Go2hell66

    how about they just give us a decent messaging system

    • vanhyde

      yeah, simple messenger between 2 Friendcode is fine too -,-
      too lazy to draw it in swapnote

    • benhofb

      I freaking miss my pictochat.

    • ShawnOtakuSomething

      Miiverse soon

  • komiko12

    Though not artistic myself, I enjoyed downloading amazing Flipnotes on my DSi.

  • roxas sora

    want to have competition with me?just joking.

  • Oh good. I was always curious to try Flipnote Studio, so I was disappointed when I found out it wasn’t available on 3DS. I’ll be watching this with interest.

  • veegeen

    Not really free if it has a subscription fee. :/

    • Brian

      The subscription fee is for the Flipnote Gallery: World service were you can veiw flipnotes from people across the world, the servie in your country is free :)

  • benhofb

    I think they are really making a mistake charging for the world service. Hatena on the DSi was an awesome way to see art from anyone on the planet and share your art as well. Now that they are attaching a “small fee” there is going to be less creativity as only those who are willing to pay for it will be able to see and use the service. Its kinda lame, IMO. I don’t see why they don’t just rerelease the original with 3ds support and continue the already awesome service.

  • Miss_Madness

    Before more people start to misunderstand. Flipnote Gallery: World has a monthly fee HOWEVER it states that there are days that world can be used without paying for it. IF enough people use World then the service it might become FREE.

    Is everyone clear now?

    • But they use the fee to pay for the site…so then how are they going to pay for it if world becomes free to use…?

      • Miss_Madness

        This isn’t the first time something like that has happen to a service online. While we don’t know the specifics that process works, the chance it might become free is always good.

  • Why can’t I stop laughing?

  • I just bought a dsixl for Christmas… what a waste of money now I need a 3Ds for my b-day just to continue using hatena online…..now how am I going to talk to my friends who live in California….and I live in new York if I have to pay a fee. >:|

  • Internet is Crash

    >export as .avi or .gif
    > :D
    man I sure miss this app back in DSi. I did a few animations with thousands of star ratings. I’m surprised they dont deactivate inactive accounts either!

  • Rolling Guy

    This might make me dig out my 3DS from it’s grave. Really useful for my animation subjects.

  • Mrgrgr and Unacceptable World

    I am going to see so many meme going to be born from this lol.^_^ And also remembered how bad i am at drawing.T_T

  • s07195

    So you’ll need Flipnote: World to watch other’s flipnotes? How am I gonna continue watching Flipnote Mario now?

  • I loved flip note on my dsi and was saddened by the fact that it was not on my new 3ds but now you have made me happy again! I just wish that it would become available before summer!

  • azuelzorro102

    First mistake: Nintendo left out Pictochat on the 3ds.
    Second mistake: Flipnote Hatena was discontinued.
    Third mistake: Not releasing Flipnote Studio 3D soon enough and making us pay a fee to use Flipnote Gallery: World. I don’t have anything wrong with it, as it’s only a small amount of time before the app IS released, but… you know… some people. -Az

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