I haven't heard anyone mention this before so maybe I just made a discovery! I hadn't played Super Mario 3D Land in a while so I booted it up today and started trying to complete the Secret Worlds. I got enough stars (160) to make it into the fifth world. I didn't have any power ups and the levels were getting hard, so I decided to go back through the pipe into the regular world and see if there were any purple box levels or Toad houses that had reawakened with some powerups to share. Well, I had a surprise when returning to the regular fifth world. On the map I saw an icon of Nikki (the Mii with the glasses from Swapnote) hanging over a Toad house. When I went in there was a coin-block waiting for me gift-wrapped with ribbon and inside there was a fire flower and a mushroom! The Toad in the room said that this was "Gift 1" from "this Mii" and showed me Nikki's icon again. I'm curious as to a few things:
1) What caused this to happen? Was there a specific event in Swapnote that led to this or is this something automatic that happened for everyone else?
2) The Toad called it Gift 1. Does that mean there will be other gifts? Truthfully, as soon as I received the gift I went to type this up, so I haven't even checked if there are more of them waiting in other worlds. It also hints at future content to come, possibly extra levels.
3) And, lastly, the Toad said the gift was from "this Mii." It made it sound like it wasn't limited to Nikki, rather you might be able to get gifts from other Miis at future dates. Which Miis? Iwata or Reggie? Your friends?
Whatever the case, it's cool to see the interaction between the two software titles- Super Mario 3D Land and Swapnote. You can almost conside this the first DLC for Super Mario 3D Land!