A new ‘Pokémon Snap’ is coming to Nintendo Switch

Inspired by the original game on the Nintendo 64

The Pokémon Company has announced New Pokémon Snap and is coming to the Nintendo Switch.

The reveal was made during a Pokémon Presents presentation that the company showcased today (June 17). The new entry is inspired by the classic Nintendo 64 game Pokémon Snap and is being developed by Bandai Namco.

New Pokémon Snap in an on-rail shooter, with players handling a camera instead of a weapon. The premise involves players exploring Pokémon’s natural environments in the hopes of securing the best photo and filling out their Photodex. Higher scores can be earned dependent on the Pokémon’s pose, size and how many are in the frame.

The new iteration will include a wide range of Pokémon. The trailer showcases new species such as Scorbunny, which made its debut in the recently released Pokémon Sword & Shield entry. As of yet New Pokémon Snap hasn’t received a release date or window.


Check out the announcement trailer below.

Pokémon Snap was met with average reviews when it originally released on the Nintendo 64, but has since gained a cult following.

The presentation included many other announcements including a new iOS and Android game known as Pokémon Smile, which aims to encourage children to brush their teeth and is out now.

Other announcements included a new free-to-play puzzle game known as Pokémon Café Mix. Players will complete puzzles and recruit Pokémon to build their very own café. No release date was confirmed.

The presentation ended with the company announcing that another stream would be taking place on June 24, teasing a new “big project” that it’s working on. No further details were shared on what this could be.


Pokémon Sword & Shield‘s first expansion is also released today (June 17) which allows players to visit The Isle Of Armor for an all-new adventure and is available to download now.

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