Released yesterday in Australia, North America and Europe, Swapdoodle is Nintendo's latest take on 3DS note swapping, allowing players to share scribbled messages and purchase various add-ons to make them better at it.
Though Nintendo didn't specifically say so in the eShop press release, Swapdoodle sounds like a successor to the Swapnote sharing app, sharing a lot of the same basic functionality and even featuring popular host Nikki.
But there's a whole lot more available, for a price. This is a free-to-start title, meaning you can download it for nothing once available, but to get the most out of Swapdoodle there's a lot of extras to buy, including drawing tutorials featuring popular Nintendo characters, storage space and stationary. From the app's page:
With the right add-on, you can also draw more doodles per note, boost your note storage to over 6000, get more than 45 pen colours, and download stationaries featuring Nintendo characters.
- Swap messages and doodles with your Nintendo 3DS friends
- Purchase add-ons packs to enhance your doodles and learn to doodle Nintendo characters
- Take doodle lessons featuring characters from Splatoon, The Legend of Zelda, Super Mario, and more!
- Draw 3D doodles on 2 layers
- Place a sticker of your Mii character's face with different emotions
- Send in-game screenshots from select titles
One feature Swapdoodle does not have is photo sharing, a function that got Swapnote into trouble in 2013, when it was found that users were sharing offensive material. The application's online Spotpass sharing functionality was permanently disabled as a result.
Check out the UK trailer for Swapdoodle below. The app is now available in Australia.