After years and years of waiting, Pokemon Snap hopefuls finally got their prayers answered today. A new Pokemon Snap is being developed for the Nintendo Switch.
Revealed during today's Pokemon Presents livestream, New Pokemon Snap seems to be a direct successor to the original Pokemon Snap. The player character once again rolls through different islands, snapping pictures of Pokemon from inside a protective buggy. There are still apples to toss and ways to get the Pokemon to interact with each other for special shots too.
What's different this time is the new Pokemon showing up around the island. The original Pokemon Snap, released for the Nintendo 64 in March 1999, only featured the first generation of Pokemon. From this trailer alone, we can see modern Pokemon like Scorbunny interacting with the original generation Pokemon, which should hopefully make for some good new photo opportunities.
Pokemon Snap was a unique way of viewing the original Pokemon coming off the series' breakout popularity on the Game Boy system. It's remained a cult classic of sorts, with fans of the original often clamoring for a remaster, much less a new version. And while other Pokemon apps have sometimes tried to fill the void, nothing is quite like merrily coasting along the rails, throwing apples and trying to time up that perfect Surfing Pikachu shot.
New Pokemon Snap is currently in development for the Nintendo Switch, but no release date was announced during the Pokemon Presents stream beyond "coming soon." There's another event scheduled for next week on June 24, so it's possible we'll hear more about the upcoming photography sim then.