The Pokémon Company announced New Pokémon Snap during its Pokémon Presents broadcast on Tuesday morning. According to the company, New Pokémon Snap will be based on Pokémon Snap, originally released on Nintendo 64 in 1999. For those unfamiliar, the general idea is this: Instead of catching Pokémon, you take pictures of them. It’s a really unique game for The Pokémon Company, radically changing what players thought of as a “Pokémon game.”
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
Here’s the description of New Pokémon Snap, straight from The Pokémon Company:
The New Pokémon Snap game for the Nintendo Switch system is based on its namesake, which was first released for the Nintendo 64 console in 1999. This game will take Trainers on an adventure to unknown islands overflowing with natural sights such as jungles and beaches, where they can research various Pokémon in their natural habitats. They will take photos to make their very own in-game Pokémon Photodex, all while discovering new, never-before-seen Pokémon expressions and behaviors.
A release date hasn’t been announced for New Pokémon Snap, but we do know it’ll be developed by Bandai Namco Studios, and not the original creator, HAL Laboratory.
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