Originally released in 1999 for the Nintendo 64, Pokemon Snap was once one of the best Pokemon games. Now, Nintendo has announced a modern-day version of the game, New Pokemon Snap, which will release on the Nintendo Switch sometime in the future.
The reaction from the community thus far has been outstanding, with fans more excited than ever for the remake of their beloved game. Here’s everything you need to know about the New Pokemon Snap for Nintendo Switch.
According to Nintendo’s website, New Pokemon Snap for the Nintendo Switch has a release date of "TBD." We’ll be sure to update this article once Nintendo has announced an actual release date for the game.
Here's the official trailer for New Pokemon Snap for Nintendo Switch:
That’s right, Trainers—#PokemonSnapIsBack! #NewPokemonSnap is an all-new adventure inspired by the classic Nintendo 64 game.— Pokémon (@Pokemon) June 17, 2020
Grab your camera, and get ready to photograph Pokémon while exploring beautiful islands on Nintendo Switch! https://t.co/7lqjl7saf0 pic.twitter.com/p6oJgmwZ8d
New Pokemon Snap for Nintendo Switch is being developed by one of G FUEL's partners: Bandai Namco. And in case you're wondering, HAL Laboratory and Pax Softnica co-developed the original Pokemon Snap that was released in 1999.
Nintendo has not yet announced the New Pokemon Snap for Nintendo Switch price. We’re guessing it’ll cost $59.99.
Wondering how many players can play New Pokemon Snap? So are we. Because the answer is ... "To be determined."
What Is New Pokemon Snap?
In one sentence, and according to Nintendo, "This brand-new game brings the gameplay of the 1999 Pokémon Snap game for the Nintendo 64™ system to life on the Nintendo Switch system with unknown islands to discover and different Pokémon to see!"
In more sentences, and still according to Nintendo, here's the official New Pokemon Snap description:
Photograph Pokémon in their natural habitats as you adventure through unknown islands!
Seek out and take in-game pictures of Pokémon in their native environments in the New Pokémon™ Snap game, only for the Nintendo Switch™ system! You'll even discover behaviors and expressions you've never seen before when you encounter and research lively wild Pokémon.
Explore environments, take in-game pictures and fill your Pokémon Photodex
Travel to unknown islands with beautiful scenery like lush jungles and sandy beaches. The Pokémon pictures you take there will be used to build your very own Pokémon Photodex!
This brand-new game brings the gameplay of the 1999 Pokémon Snap game for the Nintendo 64™ system to life on the Nintendo Switch system with unknown islands to discover and different Pokémon to see!
Photograph lively wild Pokémon in their natural habitats as you research and explore unknown islands. Journey through a variety of environments such as beaches and jungles to capture previously-unseen Pokémon behaviors. The photos you take can also be used to fill out your very own Pokémon Photodex!
- 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
What's The Goal Of New Pokemon Snap?
New Pokemon Snap is unlike any other game. Well, except for the original Pokemon Snap. Based on the game's description, the main goal of the game is to take as many in-game pictures of Pokemon in their natural habitats as you can, which will be used to build your Pokemon Photodex.
It’s a fun game based around having a good time while exploring some of the different biomes Pokemon inhabit.
Are you happy with the announcement of the New Pokemon Snap for Nintendo Switch?
Let us know in the comments section below!
And be sure to bookmark this article and come back to it on June 24th because there'll be more Pokemon news coming that day.
We know that’s a lot to take in, Trainers, but there’s still more to come! Keep your eyes out for more Pokémon news coming on June 24. 😉 pic.twitter.com/qTzCJ73fBR— Pokémon (@Pokemon) June 17, 2020
This article was written by Nick Farrell, a gamer and full-time university student who loves talking and writing about video games.