New Pokémon Snap: Arrives on April 30th

The 25th Anniversary of Pokémon is underway and today we finally have a release date of April 30th for the upcoming New Pokémon Snap. New Pokémon Snap is a reimagining of the original Nintendo 64 game for the Nintendo Switch.

You’ll play as a budding photographer out to snap pictures of Lental’s wild Pokémon and research their environment. Similar to Sword and Shield players will be able to select from 1 of the 8 diverse character designs (4 female, 4 male) covering most ethnic backgrounds.

Unlike Sword and Shield there is no word on if any customization options will be available to change hair color, eye color or clothing.

As players explore the beautiful Lental Region and assist Professor Mirror in taking photos of the Pokémon on the islands you will investigate the mysterious Illumina phenomenon. This is a new and unique phenomenon to the Lental region in New Pokémon Snap.

Players will venture from island to island on an ecological survey, floating safely along in your trusty pod, the NEO-ONE, as you photograph Lental Pokémon and their habitats to uncover the truth behind the Illumina phenomenon which causes Pokémon to glow.

You will be trying to complete your Photodex by taking photos of over 200 Pokémon, and Professor Mirror and his assistant Rita will evaluate your and score your photos based on your subjects’ poses, how large they appear, how directly they’re facing you, and their placement within the frame.

Description

Explore lush scenery on unknown islands to snap photos of Pokémon in their natural habitats

Seek out and take in-game photographs 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. You might see them patrolling their territory, playing, or lurking in out-of-the-way spots.

Investigate the mysterious Illumina phenomenon

Travel to the islands that make up the Lental region. In this region, some of the Pokémon and vegetation will appear to have a special glow. Research these Pokémon alongside Professor Mirror as you explore dense jungles, vast deserts, and more! Your observations of Pokémon thriving in the wild may help unravel the truth behind the Illumina phenomenon. The Pokémon pictures you take will be used to build your very own Pokémon Photodex!

This 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. Hop in your trusty travel pod, the NEO-ONE, and journey through a variety of environments such as beaches, jungles, and deserts to capture previously-unseen Pokémon behaviors. You can even toss Pokémon a delicious fluffruit to catch their attention. Photos you take can also be used to fill out your very own Pokémon Photodex!

In the Lental region, Pokémon and vegetation have sometimes been seen to glow. Meet Professor Mirror and work with him to uncover the mystery of the Illumina Phenomenon. Your photos and observations may be key to learning about this strange occurrence.

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