New Pokémon Snap, a sequel to the 1999 N64 classic that tasked you with taking pictures of pokémon, is coming to Nintendo Switch on April 30th, Nintendo announced today in a new trailer.
In New Pokémon Snap, players control a pokémon photographer who traverses through Lental, a region full of beautiful scenery from lush jungles to sandy beaches. Players collaborate with the region’s pokémon expert, Professor Mirror, and his assistant Rita to conduct ecological surveys, photographing and observing pokémon in their natural habitats.
Gameplay remains similar to its predecessor, in which players travel in an auto-driving vehicle while visiting various locations in the region taking pictures to build their “Photodex.” Points are awarded based on the quality of the photos you take, and just like the original game, players can use items such as apples to lure pokémon in closer for a better shot.
2021 is a big year for Pokémon as the series celebrates its 25th anniversary. Yesterday, the Pokémon Company International announced it was launching a series of musical events. It was collaborating with pop singer Katy Perry along with other “rising artists to award-winning global superstars” to celebrate the franchise’s major milestone.