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Nintendo Letter Box Available for Download This Week

by James Dawson - December 20, 2011, 8:48 pm EST
Total comments: 6

The free Nintendo messaging app is coming this week.

Nintendo’s 3DS messaging app, Letter Box will be available in Europe for free starting Thursday, December 22.

Letter Box is Nintendo’s first messaging app on the 3DS. Reminiscent of a souped up PictoChat, it utilizes StreetPass and SpotPass functionality to allow users to share messages, drawings, and photos with their friends.

Although there is currently no information regarding its North American release, it's likely to be available this week under the name Swapnote. The software is already available in Japan under the name Itsu no Ma ni Kōkan Nikki. Videos from that version are embedded below.


oohhboyHong Hang Ho, Staff AlumnusDecember 21, 2011

Sweet, it would make for a nice non-time sensitive messaging service that works internationally without costs.

If nothing else, smack talk is going to get a bit more interesting.

KITT 10KDecember 21, 2011

I have no doubt the smack talk will go up from this. It can also be a good way for someone to writhed their friend code down and pass it on to get even more friends too.

famicomplicatedJames Charlton, Associate Editor (Japan)December 21, 2011

This thing is amazing!

Already sent offensive messages to Danny.

Best app ever!!

TheFleeceDecember 21, 2011

I almost forgot about this feature what with all the Update and Ambassador gets. I sure hope this comes to America. Can you send video?

motangDecember 21, 2011

This is cool, hopefully us Americans will also get it tomorrow.

Fatty The HuttDecember 21, 2011

Crudely drawn penises for all!!!

You're welcome.

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