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New Pokémon Snap announced for Nintendo Switch

The new Pokémon Snap is called New Pokémon Snap, and it’s coming to Nintendo Switch.

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The new Pokémon Snap is called New Pokémon Snap, and it’s coming to Nintendo Switch.

The Pokémon Company has revealed that an updated version of Nintendo 64 classic Pokémon Snap is coming to Nintendo Switch. New Pokémon Snap appears to be directly based on the 1999 fan-favourite game and is in development at Bandai Namco.

Like the original, the game puts players in the role of a wildlife photographer as they try to capture images of Pokémon in the wild. From the press release:

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

You can see the first footage of New Pokémon Snap from the 05:17 mark in today’s Pokémon Presents! broadcast. Other announcements included a new tooth-brushing app for kids called Pokémon Smile, a dreary mobile puzzle game called Pokémon Cafe Mix, and confirmation that Mega Evolutions are coming to Pokémon Go.


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