Finally some good news: New Pokémon Snap will be released for the Nintendo Switch on April 30, Nintendo and The Pokémon Company announced Thursday. The sequel to the original Pokémon Snap, released in 1999 for the Nintendo 64, will send gamers to the Lental region, where they take pictures of Pokémon in the wild.
Players will work with Professor Mirror and his assistant Rita “on an ecological survey to photograph wildlife that thrives in the wild,” according to a press release. Players will tour the Lental Islands in a rail car known as the Neo-One through various trails. Lental Pokémon will be attracted to “Fluffruit”
As with the original Pokémon Snap, players’ pictures of Pokémon will be judged by their pose, where large creatures appear in pictures, whether they face the camera lens, and where they fall into the frame. Pokémon behavior that changes over time in The Pokémon Snap, and players “can see Pokémon behaving in completely new ways.” A press release also teases a new phenomenon that is native to the Lental region: Illumina, a mysterious glow emitting from some Pokémon.
A new trailer for The Pokémon Snap shows what is waiting for players who want to fill out their Photodex.