If it's one thing that has surprised the folks at Nintendo more than anything it's all the fantastic art that has been made within the Miiverse from its fairly primitive tool set. Inspired by this, Nintendo has announced a new version of Art Academy for the Wii U.
No release information has been given, but I'm all ready excited to see all the wonderful new fan art that is sure to arise.
While Nintendo's 3DS system has seen the release of an abundance of great games recently on the eShop, there has also been a dearth of applications that really utilize the 3DS' functionality. At launch, the system saw some great little games and toys that utilized AR abilities and the primary 3D gimmick, but nothing that really made the system a useful tool for creative ventures.
Fortunately, Colors! 3D has arrived, and it may be one huge first step towards filling that gap. For a simple painting application that allows the user to also use 3D layers, Colors! 3D has a surprising amount of depth to it, as well as a thriving community of talented artists who are more than happy to share their incredible work online.
After spending a great deal of time with Colors! 3D, both online and off, I found a lot to like about the application and its usefulness for both aspiring artists and those who are proficient in the field.
One of the most exciting eShop games I had a chance to preview last week wasn't actually a game. It was an application and a continuation of a fan favorite DS homebrew app that never carried over to DSiWare (though it did make it's way over to iOS devices).
Colors! 3D shares some of the same paint and edit tools that the DS homebrew app had, though it adds some wonderful new elements like the implementation of 3D and a really neat localized collaborative mode that allows you and a friend (or three) to paint together in real time.
For an app that allows both professionals and doodlers to easily express their creativity, as well as share and post both their work and the animation process itself online, look no further than Colors! 3D.