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Pokemon Snap is returning for Nintendo Switch

There have been a number of Pokemon spin-off games over the years, but Pokemon Snap continues to be regarded highly by classic Nintendo 64 fans. Now, Pokemon Snap is making a proper comeback, this time with a new adventure on the Nintendo Switch. 

New Pokemon Snap (yes that’s the full title), was announced today during a ‘Pokemon Presents’ Nintendo direct stream. You can see the short trailer below:

The game is in development at Bandai Namco, rather than Game Freak or a first-party Nintendo Studio. As usual though, Nintendo is publishing. Not much is known about the game at this point in time, but you can read Nintendo’s description below:

“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 behaviours. The photos you take can also be used to fill out your very own Pokémon Photodex!”

KitGuru Says: We don’t have a release date yet, but hopefully we’ll hear more about New Pokemon Snap later in the year. Did any of you play the original back in the day? Are you looking forward to the new Switch version?

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