New Pokemon Snap

Today, during a Pokemon Presents video presentation, the Pokemon Company announced a brand-new game for the Nintendo Switch called New Pokemon Snap. For those of you that may remember, the original game came out on the Nintendo 64 back in 1999. And, was loved by many Pokemon fans.

At the moment, not a whole lot of information is known about this new game. However, based off of what we can see in the trailer, New Pokemon Snap looks like it’s going to be just as fun and enjoyable like the N64 original. I can hardly wait!

New Pokemon Snap Details

Platform: Nintendo Switch
Developer: BANDAI NAMCO Studios Inc.
Publisher: Nintendo
Genre: Simulation
Modes: To be determined

New Pokemon Snap

Grab your camera and get ready

The premise of New Pokemon Snap is simple, seek out and take in-game pictures of Pokemon in their native environments. At first, it might not sound like that much fun. I understand where you are coming from, I initially felt the same way when I first heard about Pokemon Snap on the Nintendo 64. Though, once you try it, you’ll find it hard to put the controller down.

New Pokemon Snap

In addition to taking pictures of Pokemon, you’ll also see behaviours and expressions from Pokemon you know and love that you’ve never seen before. As part of your research, you’ll use these photos that you take to build your own Pokemon Photodex. And, to document previously unseen behaviours.

As you can see in the trailer below and pictures in this article, you travel to colourful islands full of lush landscapes such as jungles and sandy beaches. From all indications, it looks like Pokemon from all regions will make an appearance in the game. I can’t wait for the entertaining engagements that lay ahead.

New Pokemon Snap

New Pokemon Snap is coming to Nintendo Switch soon

As of now, a release date and price for New Pokemon Snap has not been announced. However, I think it’s safe to say that we should see this new game in the next few months or so.

We also learned that next week, June 24, 2020 there is big news coming from the Pokemon Company. I’m really not sure what it could be but you can bet we’ll be right there to cover all the news and information on the Best Buy Blog. And, next week, be on the lookout for my review of the brand-new Pokemon Sword and Pokemon Shield Expansion Pass.

While you are waiting, be sure to check out my preview of the Pokemon Sword and Pokemon Shield Expansion Pass. Nintendo invited me for a one-on-one virtual preview, and boy was I impressed!

New Pokemon Snap

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Jon Scarr
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  1. New Pokemon Snap looks like it will be a great way for a whole new batch of people to be able to experience the Pokemon series, and for new fans to enjoy a Pokemon Snap game for the first time. A lot of people are going to love this!

    I look forward to seeing what you think when it comes out!

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