Inspired by the Nintendo 64 classic from 1999, New Pokemon Snap takes place in the Lental archipelago and involves photographing wild Pokémon in their natural habitats. Some of the Pokémon and vegetation in the region appear to glow, and the player will have to investigate this Illumina phenomenon alongside Professor Mirror.
New Pokemon Snap plays like an on-rail shooter, except instead of a gun, the player wields a camera. The islands in the Lental region have diverse environments such as jungles, deserts, and beaches, and its Pokémon are just as varied, with over 200 in total to discover and snap photos of.
Pre-order New Pokemon Snap from the retailers listed below for exclusive physical bonuses. If you make a purchase through the links, we may get a share of the sale.
- GameStop: a double-sided poster featuring the game’s key art. Available while supplies last.
- Target: an exclusive magnetic photo frame adorned with the game’s logo. The offer is online-only, and supplies are said to be limited.
New Pokemon Snap launches exclusively on Nintendo Switch on April 30, 2021.