For children that played the Nintendo 64, Pokemon Snap was fantastic and miraculous. You would take pictures of Pokemon in the game, then go to an overpriced photo booth to develop your pictures. Following this cycle, usually meant you had a bunch of strips of Pokemon pictures around your house. That original game is still one that people remember fondly from that console generation. Surprisingly, Nintendo and the Pokemon Company haven’t acted on that popularity. That all changes today. New Pokemon Snap was announced during the “Pokemon Presents” video today.
Why Was The First Pokemon Snap Such An Experience?
Battling Pokemon is fun and all, but the real quest is “to catch em’ all”. So instead of forcing Pokemon into Pokeballs, you just take pictures of them. If you’re out for a soothing experience that’ll test your mettle for how to properly frame shots, or get the right emotions out of your subject, that original game is where it’s at.
Nintendo had this to say about the new game.
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.
The new game is exclusive to the Nintendo Switch. It doesn’t have a release date currently. What you can expect from the game is a more massive experience. Pokemon Snap had just the original 150 to work with, now we’re over 850 Pokemon with 2019’s Sword and Shield. (Don’t come after me about National Dex crap).
But What Pokemon Can We Expect?
I’d put it at a vast majority of them from the shots from the trailer. The landscapes in the original were varied and pretty vast in regards to the amount of Pokemon you could take snapshots of. With the power of the Nintendo Switch, I’m assuming the sky is the limit for Pokemon on screen.
Hopefully in all the excitement over the sequel, we can get a version of the N64 game on the Switch as well. That would make for the perfect package, and I can’t think of a more fun game for the Switch.
We’ll keep you updated on when the game gets an official release date.
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