Nintendo Bringing Flipnote Studio 3D To 3DS This Year

    March 13, 2013

One of the more popular apps on the Nintendo DSi was Flipnote Studio. It allowed artists to create frame-by-frame animation on the handheld device, and share the animations with the world via the Web. Now Nintendo is bringing an updated version of the software to the Nintendo 3DS.

During a Nintendo Direct Mini posted today, the company announced that Flipnote Studio 3D is currently being developed for the Nintendo 3DS. The software still allows artists to create short animations, but the animations can now be rendered in 3D on three separate planes. Artists also now have access to six colors per animation instead of the two available in the original software.

Flipnote 3D will be available for free this summer.

Check out the announcement, and Iwata’s creepy floating head, below: