One of the only reasons I seriously considered picking up a DSi back when the system was the new kid on the portable-gaming block was that it gave owners access to the gloriously creative app known in North America as Flipnote Studio.
Well, it appears an updated version of that piece of digital software will soon be made available to folks who have 3DSes and 3DS XLs.
According to yesterday's mini (Japanese) Nintendo Direct, below, Flipnote Studio 3D will hit the 3DS eShop as a free download sometime this summer.
Beyond that, the big news for me in regards to this release is that it will allow users to export their creations as animated GIFs, a series of GIFs or AVI movie files.
For more information about what's set to be included in this iteration of Flipnote Studio, check out neogaf.com and nintendoeverything.com.
UPDATE: for all of you who'd prefer to understand what's being said in this "Nintendo Direct mini," an English version (published by Nintendo of Europe, it seems) can be found here.