|Release:||July 24, 2013 - Nintendo 3DS (JP)
February 10, 2015 - Nintendo 3DS (US)
March 31, 2016 - Nintendo 3DS (AU/EU)
|Delisting:||April 30, 2016 - Nintendo 3DS (AU/EU/US)
(Available For: 1y 2m - US)
(Available For: 30 days - AU/EU)
|Available On:||Nintendo 3DS (JP)|
|Links:||Facebook Community, Nintendo US Site|
Flipnote Studio 3D was available for a limited time to North American, European and Australian users through Nintendo’s loyalty programs: Club Nintendo and its successor, My Nintendo. Existing Club Nintendo users in North America and those who signed up for a My Nintendo account in early 2016 were issued a download code for the application. The unofficial Facebook fan community posted a reminder on April 28th that the app would no longer be available after April 30th in the following territories:
- North America
The Japanese version (known as Moving Notepad 3D) remains free and available to download as of May 2016. No reason was given for the removal but it is likely due to lack of interest or resources to fully support the application outside of Japan.
While promised in 2013, the app was delayed until February 2015 for North America and March 2016 for Europe and Australia. In the short time it was available users noted its lack of features and functionality compared to the Japanese version. Moving Notepad 3D is supported by 30-day paid passes with actions like viewing or posting animations, Favoriting a creator or Liking an animation requiring the use of Star Coins. It’s almost like a monetized version of the Miiverse. Sharing in the Western versions is limited to local wireless connections or saves to the SD card.
The original Flipnote Studio for DSiWare in 2008/2009 remains freely available on DSi hardware. However, the Flipnote Hatena service which let users view animations and export them to Flipnote Studio 3D was discontinued on May 31, 2013.
About the Game
“Create your own unique 3D animations! Unleash your inner artist with Flipnote Studio 3D! Draw layered images to create single three-dimensional frames; string multiple frames together to create 3D animations! Use an array of touch screen drawing tools or the Nintendo 3DS Camera to make animations. You can add sound effects and background music, then export your flipnote as an AVI or animated GIF! Exchange your animations with friends using a local wireless connection.
This software is not available for sale. For a limited time, until April 30, 2016, My Nintendo members can receive a code to download this game.”