New 'Pokémon Snap' Is Coming to the Nintendo Switch

Relive the 1999 N64 classic on new hardware.

Gaming
11,308 Hypes 3 Comments

The Pokémon Company has finally announced that a new version of the Nintendo 64 classic, Pokémon Snap, is headed to the Nintendo Switch. The original title allowed players to capture evasive pocket monsters in a photograph. Although the original 1999 title was developed by HAL Laboratory and Pax Softnica, the new version of the game is currently under development by Bandai Namco. Although the title was announced with cinematics, which can be seen in the presentation above, there’s little to no news about the title.

According to Nintendo, here’s the basic premise for the New Pokémon Snap:

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!

New Pokémon Snap appears relatively similar to the original, in that the gameplay is treated like a rail shooter. Players travel through a set route in an environment filled with Pokémon looking to take their best camera shot of the creatures in their natural habitat. There also appear to be larger species available to see than in the original, though they can still be lured out with apples.

Skip to 5:20 in the video above to see the announcement and some gameplay.

In other gaming news, Nintendo Switch has released a new free title promoting exercise named Jump Rope Challenge.

Read Full Article

What to Read Next

Original N64's 'Pokémon Snap' Arrives on Switch Online This Week
Gaming

Original N64's 'Pokémon Snap' Arrives on Switch Online This Week

For those with access to Nintendo’s Expansion Pack.

Pokémon "Terastallize" Into Crystal Forms in New 'Pokémon Scarlet and Violet' Trailer
Gaming

Pokémon "Terastallize" Into Crystal Forms in New 'Pokémon Scarlet and Violet' Trailer

The information-packed video introduces a new battle mechanic and the Paldea region.

New 'Pokémon Scarlet and Violet' Trailer Introduces Version Exclusive Pokémon
Gaming

New 'Pokémon Scarlet and Violet' Trailer Introduces Version Exclusive Pokémon

Will you choose Armarouge or Ceruledge?


More Nintendo 64 Classics Are Coming to the Nintendo Switch
Gaming

More Nintendo 64 Classics Are Coming to the Nintendo Switch

Including both ‘Pokémon Stadium’ games, the first three ‘Mario Party’ releases and more.

IKEA U.S. Launches STORSTOMMA Rainbow Lunch Bag in Support of LGBTQ+ Community
Design

IKEA U.S. Launches STORSTOMMA Rainbow Lunch Bag in Support of LGBTQ+ Community

Donations will benefit the homeless LGBTQ+ community.

BMW Unveils 2021 M5 and M5 Competition With 600+ HP
Automotive

BMW Unveils 2021 M5 and M5 Competition With 600+ HP

Spot the more angular body and the new “Track” mode.

Karhu Celebrates Finnish and Japanese Running Culture With Latest Release
Footwear

Karhu Celebrates Finnish and Japanese Running Culture With Latest Release

Sneakers designed to honor a unique relationship between the two nations.

Onitsuka Tiger Taps Willow Smith as Brand Ambassador for AW20 Campaign
Fashion 

Onitsuka Tiger Taps Willow Smith as Brand Ambassador for AW20 Campaign

Presented by Onitsuka Tiger
The collection marks a new era for the fashion brand.

Nike Co-Founder Bill Bowerman's Handcrafted Waffle Spikes Expected to Fetch $130K+ USD at Auction
Footwear

Nike Co-Founder Bill Bowerman's Handcrafted Waffle Spikes Expected to Fetch $130K+ USD at Auction

One of only a handful of pairs in existence.


RIMOWA Enlists Queer Artists to Tell Stories of Love and Travel for Pride Month
Art

RIMOWA Enlists Queer Artists to Tell Stories of Love and Travel for Pride Month

Jack Taylor Lovatt, Strauss Louw, Lara & Marta and more appear.

An ‘Attack the Block’ Sequel May Be Coming
Entertainment

An ‘Attack the Block’ Sequel May Be Coming

With John Boyega reprising his breakout role.

David Wojnarowicz's 'Burning House' Artwork Inspires JW Anderson's Latest Capsule
Fashion

David Wojnarowicz's 'Burning House' Artwork Inspires JW Anderson's Latest Capsule

The capsule will raise funds for the Visual AIDS organization.

Casablanca Unveils Second New Balance 327 Collaboration
Footwear

Casablanca Unveils Second New Balance 327 Collaboration

Featuring a more stripped-back aesthetic.

Facebook and Instagram Will Allow Users to Turn Off Political Ads for the Next U.S. Election
Tech

Facebook and Instagram Will Allow Users to Turn Off Political Ads for the Next U.S. Election

The news was announced by Mark Zuckerberg in an op-ed.

More ▾
 
Subscribe to our Newsletter

Gain access to exclusive interviews with industry creatives, think pieces, trend forecasts, guides and more.

By subscribing, you agree to our Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

Looks like you’re using an ad-blocker

We charge advertisers instead of our readers. Support us by whitelisting our site.

Whitelist Us

How to Whitelist Us

screenshot
  1. Click the AdBlock icon in the browser extension area in the upper right-hand corner.
  2. Under “Pause on this site” click “Always”.
  3. Refresh the page or click the button below to continue.
screenshot
  1. Click the AdBlock Plus icon in the browser extension area in the upper right-hand corner.
  2. Block ads on – This website” switch off the toggle to turn it from blue to gray.
  3. Refresh the page or click the button below to continue.
screenshot
  1. Click the AdBlocker Ultimate icon in the browser extension area in the upper right-hand corner.
  2. Switch off the toggle to turn it from “Enabled on this site” to “Disabled on this site”.
  3. Refresh the page or click the button below to continue.
screenshot
  1. Click the Ghostery icon in the browser extension area in the upper right-hand corner.
  2. Click on the “Ad-Blocking” button at the bottom. It will turn gray and the text above will go from “ON” to “OFF”.
  3. Refresh the page or click the button below to continue.
screenshot
  1. Click the UBlock Origin icon in the browser extension area in the upper right-hand corner.
  2. Click on the large blue power icon at the top.
  3. When it turns gray, click the refresh icon that has appeared next to it or click the button below to continue.
screenshot
  1. Click the icon of the ad-blocker extension installed on your browser.You’ll usually find this icon in the upper right-hand corner of your screen. You may have more than one ad-blocker installed.
  2. Follow the instructions for disabling the ad blocker on the site you’re viewing.You may have to select a menu option or click a button.
  3. Refresh the page or click the button below to continue.