Announced in the recent Pokemon Direct, there is an all new Pokemon Snap game that will be released for the Nintendo Switch.
Nostalgia abounds in the latest streaming of the Pokemon Direct. The Pokemon Company has announced that there will be an all new Pokemon Snap game coming to the Nintendo Switch. The game is being developed by Bandai Namco, and it appears to be called simply “New Pokemon Snap”. There was much information revealed, as well as a trailer for the game which can be viewed below.
About Pokemon Snap
The original Pokemon Snap was released for the Nintendo 64 back in 1999. Some of you may be too young to remember, but it was a huge hit and a major success in the Pokemon series.
Certainly a unique game within the franchise, it is a first person “shooter” where the player adventures through unknown lands taking pictures of Pokemon in their natural habitats. The primary goal being to fill up Photodex with as many Pokemon as possible.
Players move through the world on a rail, and use different items to help achieve the best possible photos. At the end of each level, the player is then judged on the quality of each photo taken. You could even take your cartridge to certain stores to have your pictures printed on stickers.
The New Pokemon Snap
The idea is essentially the same for the new iteration. You will travel to unknown lands to take pictures of Pokemon as the exist in the wild. The goal of the game will be to fill up your Pokemon Photodex with as many Pokemon as possible, with as many different expressions as possible.
The Pokemon Company also released the following features list:
– See a different side of Pokémon in a new photo-snapping adventure, only on Nintendo Switch
– Research various Pokémon in their natural habitats and capture Pokémon behaviors that you’ve never seen before
– Explore unknown islands with scenery like lush jungles and tropical beaches throughout your journey
– Take in-game photos to make your very own Pokémon Photodex
The New Pokemon Snap Trailer
For more information on the New Pokemon Snap, you can check out the info page on the official Nintendo website.
For more awesome Pokemon news, check out my coverage of the new DLC for Pokemon Sword & Shield.