Nintendo has officially announced New Pokemon Snap, so New Pokemon Snap is coming to Nintendo Switch. A brand new experience in the Nintendo 64’s Pokemon Snap
According to the announcement of Nintendo and the Pokemon company, which includes a brief trailer, the game takes trainers on an adventure to multiple islands to take pictures of various Pokemon.
The game also brings back elements of the original game, including riding in a special vehicle and feeding Pokemon with different items. Players will use the photos to create a special “Photodex,” and the game notably showed several Pokemon interacting with each other in the wild.
Pokemon Snap was first released in 1999 on the Nintendo 64 and served as one of the first real looks into the Pokemon world. The game allowed players to interact with Pokemon using some items like Poke Balls, apples, …etc, and see how Pokemon reacted in the wild. Players could print off stickers using the photos they took in Pokemon Snap at special kiosks at Blockbuster locations.
Fans of Pokemon have begged for a new Pokemon Snap game in years, but the announcement still comes as a bit of a surprise for the fans. With the release of Pokemon Go, which places Pokemon in real-world settings using augmented reality technology, and features found in Pokemon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon, it seemed unlikely that we’d ever get a full remake or new installment of the game.
New Pokemon Snap does not currently have an announced release date, but it is known that it is being developed by Bandai Namco Studios and will release for the Nintendo Switch.