The long awaited arrival of the popular Flipnote studio, introduced back in 2008 for the DSi, is coming at you in full 3D. Nintendo of Japan president Satoru Iwata announced in a new Nintendo Direct (Japan edition) that a stronger and more powerful Flipnote studio is coming as a download in the eShop. Flipnote studio 3DS version will present 3D stereoscopic images with up to three layers of depth and 3D sketch artists will be able to jazz up their creations with up to six colors.
Wannabe Walt Disney’s will be able to shoot out their work in AVI and GIF format making it easier to share their Picasso inspired artistry. Those using Flipnote Studio 3D in Japan will be able to share their work with friends registered through 3DS for free. If little Van Goghs want to make their own online gallery of their animations through the Hatena World Flipnote Gallery community then they will have to pay a small fee and will get a free 30-day trial.
Japan is set to receive Flipnote Studio 3D in the eShop this summer, while word of release in other regions of the world has not been announced. The original incarnation of Flipnote Studio was released in Japan in December 2008 and then August 2009 for North America, Europe, and Australia.
Shigeru Miyamoto debuted a Pikmin cartoon using Flipnote Studio 3D. Miyamoto consulted with an outside animation studio to help put together a scene of Captain Olimar and some red Pikmin and he appears to be blending them and having his own V-8 fruit juice drink. But, as Miyamoto explained,
\”\”When Olimar first discovered the Pikmin he named them based on the PikPik brand carrots in his home world, so he clearly loves carrots,\” Miyamoto said. \”I thought it would be fun to have a scenario where it seems like he is going to eat the Pikmin. So it’s kind of dark, but he doesn\’t eat them.\”
A full series of Pikmin animated shorts will run shortly before the launch of Pikmin 3 for Wii U. What do you think about the new Flipnote Studio 3D announcement? Leave a comment here on Nintendo Enthusiast.