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New Pokémon Snap Announced For Nintendo Switch

Today the Pokémon Company made several announcements via a ten minute Pokémon Presents video. A free toothbrushing app called Pokémon Smile is available for mobile devices to encourage kids to brush their teeth . Pokémon Café Mix is a puzzle game for for the Nintendo Switch and mobile devices where you match up monster faces.

But the biggest news is the reveal of New Pokémon Snap, a sequel to the N64 cult classic where you go around taking pictures of various Pokémon. The game is coming exclusively to the Nintendo Switch and is being developed by Bandai Namco. No release date was announced, but the game sure looks great! Be sure to watch the entire presentation below, and we have more information from Nintendo’s page below as well:



Photograph Pokémon in their natural habitats as you adventure through unknown islands!

Seek out and take in-game pictures of Pokémon in their native environments in the New Pokémon™ Snap game, only for the Nintendo Switch system! You’ll even discover behaviors and expressions you’ve never seen before when you encounter and research lively wild Pokémon.

Explore environments, take in-game pictures and fill your Pokémon Photodex

Travel to unknown islands with beautiful scenery like lush jungles and sandy beaches. The Pokémon pictures you take there will be used to build your very own Pokémon Photodex!

This brand-new game brings the gameplay of the 1999 Pokémon Snap game for the Nintendo 64 system to life on the Nintendo Switch system with unknown islands to discover and different Pokémon to see!

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


Craig Majaski

Craig has been covering the video game industry since 1995. His work has been published across a wide spectrum of media sites. He's currently the Editor-In-Chief of Nintendo Times and contributes to Gaming Age.

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