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Flipnote Studio 3D To Launch This August, Paid Service Detailed



Flipnote Studio 3D has a release date in Japan. Nintendo have announced that the Nintendo 3DS app will be available to Japanese users for free on July 3rd and in North America in early August.


Like Flipnote Studio on the Nintendo DSi, Flipnote Studio 3D will let you create flipbook animations, complete with pictures and sound, and now with stereoscopic 3D artwork. You’ll be able to create animations using three layers and six colours, and export your animations as .AVI and .GIF files for sharing.


Alongside the Flipnote Studio 3D app, Nintendo will debut their Flipnote Gallery: Friends and Flipnote Gallery: World communities. The former will let you share animations with your friends and will be free to access, while the latter will be a paid service lets you share your creations with the world.


In the case of the Friends community, you can keep a gallery open for 15 days and share it with up to 20 people. You can create up to two galleries at once and change them as many times as you like. You’ll also be able to download your friends’ creations.


Meanwhile, Flipnote Gallery: World will be free to access for the first 30 days after the service goes up. Following that, the service will cost $1 (100 yen in Japan) for every 30 days. However, even if you don’t pay for the service, Nintendo will run a daily free period from 3pm to 9pm.


There’s also a way to get free membership for 30 days through a point system. The points are based on ratings other users give your work. You can also earn points by being a curator of sorts, and creating collections of quality work from across the community.

Ishaan Sahdev
Ishaan specializes in game design/sales analysis. He's the former managing editor of Siliconera and wrote the book "The Legend of Zelda - A Complete Development History". He also used to moonlight as a professional manga editor. These days, his day job has nothing to do with games, but the two inform each other nonetheless.