New Pokémon Snap is being released today! Fans of the original Pokémon Snap finally get an updated version after 22 years. It was first released on Nintendo 64 in 1999 and now makes its way to the Switch. This beloved single-player game is priced at $59.99.
If you played the original, you would know the basics of this game and how to fill up your Photodex. For newcomers, Pokémon Snap is about capturing the moments while traveling through the Pokemon region on a cart.
The new Pokémon Snap is set in the Lental Region and inhabited with over 200 Pokémon. Players would be traveling around this region on Neo-One–a self-driving vehicle at a preset speed and route. There are various zones to explore: jungles, beaches, parks and deserts. Also different times, like nighttime and daytime. Some Pokémon only appear in specific zones during certain times; players would need to use their knowledge to take photos of these Pokémon.
The pictures taken on each trip are critiqued and rated by several criteria such as the Pokémon’s pose, the direction it faces and its location in the photo. There are some new added features; for example, the ability to edit and share these photos on social media.
Whether you are a professional photographer, a casual selfie taker or new to the scene, the New Pokémon Snap is a fun and relaxing game to pick up. It is priced at $59.99 and 6.8 GBs.