The Pokemon Company surprised us all at a recent Pokemon event, sharing a revamped Pokemon Snap that's coming to Nintendo Switch.
The Pokemon company threw a curveball and will be reimagining a Nintendo 64 classic 20 years later.
While many had expected a remake of an earlier game in the mainline series, such as Diamond and Pearl, few expected the Pokemon photography title to be the title being revived!
Here's everything we know about New Pokemon Snap.
Even More Trailers - 13th April
Nintendo has dropped another pair of trailers. Check out this one, focusing on the Lental Region.
There's also this one, focused on the Pokemon you'll meet there.
New Trailer Revealed - 26th February
As part of Pokemon's 25th-anniversary celebrations, The Pokemon Company released a brand-new trailer for New Pokemon Snap.
Check it out below!
What Is Pokemon Snap?
Pokemon Snap was a title for Nintendo 64 that had players trying to take pictures of Pokemon in their natural habitat.
The movement was on rails, with players able to lure critters in for better pictures and with a wealth of secrets hidden in the game.
This new title looks to be a brand new entry in the series, and it looks gorgeous.
In New Pokemon Snap, you'll be exploring the Lental Region, whose islands hold everything from dense jungles to vast deserts.
Throughout this archipelago, you’ll photograph untouched nature and plenty of wild Pokémon that thrive in Lental’s natural expanses.
Pokémon and vegetation in Lental have sometimes been seen to glow. This is known as the Illumina phenomenon, which is unique to the Lental region in New Pokémon Snap.
At the request of Lental’s own Professor Mirror, you’ll venture from island to island on an ecological survey, floating safely along in your trusty pod, the NEO-ONE, as you photograph Lental Pokémon and their habitats to uncover the truth behind the Illumina phenomenon.
The new game will release on the 30th of April 2021!
The game will launch exclusively on Nintendo Switch.
Pokemon Snap Reveal:
New TV Spot:
New Pokemon Snap will take up roughly 6.8 GB of space, according to the product page.
The game will cost £49.99/$59.99.
It looks like the game will feature an incredible number of Pokemon, including the likes of Scorbunny from Sword and Shield.
The original had 63 Pokemon, but it seems like this one will eclipse that number!
Here's a full list of confirmed Pokemon:
- Alolan Riachu
The product page has confirmed online play - although it's not known what this is.
This could be a simple online photo sharing mechanic or it could offer some sort of co-op/versus mode.