3DS screenshot tool grabs in-game images, shares them to Twitter and Tumblr

PS Vita allows users to easily capture direct-feed screenshots from the system. However, Nintendo 3DS is currently missing that feature. A new app released by Nintendo in Japan will introduce that functionality--but only in select titles.

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PS Vita allows users to easily capture direct-feed screenshots from the system. However, Nintendo 3DS is currently missing that feature. A new app released by Nintendo in Japan will introduce that functionality--but only in select titles.

According to Polygon, the screenshot tool allows players to take screenshots while playing Animal Crossing: New Leaf (or the Japan-only Tomodachi Collection). You'll then be able to share those images on Twitter or Tumblr.

So far, only Nintendo of Japan has announced the tool, but we'd be surprised if this didn't make its way Stateside in some shape or another.

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    April 19, 2013 2:30 PM

    Andrew Yoon posted a new article, 3DS screenshot tool grabs in-game images, shares them to Twitter and Tumblr.

    PS Vita allows users to easily capture direct-feed screenshots from the system. However, Nintendo 3DS is currently missing that feature. A new app released by Nintendo in Japan will introduce that functionality--but only in select titles.

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      April 19, 2013 2:42 PM

      This is an absolutely necessary add on for Monster Hunter.

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      April 19, 2013 3:58 PM

      Kinda related I guess, but how do you do this on the WiiU in MiiVerse postings? I see folks include screenshots in their posts all the time, but don't remember seeing a button to take one.... I'm sure I'm missing something obvious...

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        April 19, 2013 4:02 PM

        http://www.wiisworld.com/news/how-to-take-screenshots-on-wii-u.html

        Get what you want to capture on the screen (either the TV, or the GamePad screen).
        Hit the 'Home' button on the GamePad.
        Go into the 'Miiverse', it will load up a community for the game you're playing.
        Touch 'Post' on the bottom right.
        Touch the image icon, and select which screen you're capturing.
        Add some kind of comment and touch 'Post'.

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          April 21, 2013 12:17 PM

          Some games don't support this, Monser Hunter doesn't for some odd reason.

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