The Pokémon Company announces New Pokémon Snap for Nintendo Switch

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The Pokémon franchise has become immensely popular over the years thanks to its monster-catching gameplay. However, the series has also spawned a number of successful spin-offs with unique play styles. One of the most popular was the Nintendo 64 adventure Pokémon Snap, which put players in the role of a photographer trying to “catch ’em all” in a new way. Many fans have been craving a sequel ever since, and it looks like we’re finally getting our wish! Today, The Pokémon Company announced something called New Pokémon Snap.

During today’s Pokémon Presents, we were graced with the surprise reveal of New Pokémon Snap. Unfortunately, very little information was shared, but the brief footage looked beautiful. The game is apparently set on a series of beautiful islands. Once again, you’ll be armed with a trusty camera, and there should be many, many more creatures to snap this time around. You can check out the reveal trailer by clicking below!

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More details announced

Update: Since this trailer went live, more details have been revealed via the official eShop listing, so we’re adding them in! The Pokémon Company promises that New Pokémon Snap will revive the classic gameplay while introducing exciting new features. Here’s a brief teaser of what you can expect.

  • 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

The eShop listing also revealed that development on this title will be handled by Bandai Namco.

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Ben Lamoreux
Nintendo Enthusiast's Managing Editor. I grew up on Super Nintendo and never stopped playing. Been writing video game news, opinions, reviews, and interviews professionally for over a decade. Favorite franchises include Zelda, Metroid, and Mother.