Pokemon Snap is a classic in the eyes of millions, making a massive splash on Nintendo 64 and leaving without a trace, and fans have been begging for a sequel ever since.
Now, Nintendo and Bandai Namco are making that a reality with New Pokemon Snap, an all-new adventure in development for Nintendo Switch. Unveiled during a recent event, we now have a rough idea of the game’s setting, mechanics, creatures and more.
Trusted Reviews has compiled everything you need to know about New Pokemon Snap including details on its release date, gameplay, trailers, and more.
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New Pokemon Snap – What is it?
While it doesn’t feature a number on the end of its title, it’s safe to treat New Pokemon Snap as a fully-fledged sequel or reboot to the original, since it maintains the same name, mechanics and general personality when compared to its older sibling. First released in 1999, we’ve been waiting over two decades for a new game.
New Pokemon Snap trailer – how does it look?
A new trailer has been released for New Pokemon Snap which provides a far more detailed glimpse at how it will play:
New Pokemon Snap release date – when is it coming out?
Nintendo has confirmed that New Pokemon Snap will be launching exclusively for Nintendo Switch on April 30, 2020. You can check out more details over on the official website.
New Pokemon Snap gameplay – how does it look?
Hardcore fans of the original will be pleased to learn that New Pokemon Snap doesn’t seem to make any major changes when compared to the original. Played from a first-person perspective, you’ll move across a pre-determined track with free control of the camera to locate and take pictures of Pokemon as they go about your daily routine. Creatures from multiple generations were present in the trailer, hinting that this title won’t take place in any particular region or locale.
With any luck, the traditional gameplay formula will be enhanced with a few new mechanics. For example, we’d love to turn the camera on ourselves and take selfies with all our favourite Pokemon. Story missions, optional objectives and other tasks that flesh out each bespoke location would also be a welcome bonus, ensuring New Pokemon Snap is far more than a glorified virtual safari.
A new trailer confirms that each Pokemon will have their own distinct stats, hinting that you will gain additional points and experience for snapping picture of more powerful creatures across each stage. Here’s hoping a huge number of Pokemon from both past and present will be featured, since the franchise has a huge amount of history to dig into for a game like this.