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New Pokémon Snap™

Embark on picture-perfect adventure in New Pokémon Snap! Take photos of wild Pokémon and uncover the secrets of the Lental region.
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(USD) $59.99
Release Date NA
Release Date EU
Number of Players
1 player
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Seek out and take in-game photographs of Pokémon in their native environments in the New Pokémon Snap™ game, only for the Nintendo Switch™ system! Snap photos from the NEO-ONE as you you encounter and research lively wild Pokémon. You might see unexpected expressions or behaviors—Pokémon patrolling their territory, playing, or lurking in out-of-the-way spots. Investigate the mysterious Illumina phenomenon Travel to the islands that make up the Lental region. In this region, some of the Pokémon and vegetation will appear to have a special glow. Research these Pokémon alongside Professor Mirror as you explore dense jungles, vast deserts, and more! Your observations of Pokémon thriving in the wild may help unravel the truth behind the Illumina phenomenon. The Pokémon pictures you take will be used to build your very own Pokémon Photodex! Save, edit, and share your favorite Pokémon photos Save photos to your personal in-game album to edit and adjust them. When you complete a course, you can adjust the brightness, blur, zoom and other aspects of your photo in Re-Snap mode. Then, add stickers, frames, and filters to add a personal touch. Share your favorite photos with family and friends in-game*. You can also see what kinds of photos everyone else is taking. See something you like? Award a Sweet! medal. This new game brings the gameplay of the 1999 Pokémon Snap game for the Nintendo 64™ system to life on the Nintendo Switch system with unknown islands to discover and different Pokémon to see! Photograph lively wild Pokémon in their natural habitats as…

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POSTED: Sep 5, 21 @ 8:39 AM
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POSTED: Jun 8, 21 @ 9:49 AM
Best looking Pokémon game so far. The gameplay stays true to the original N64 game. On-rails point and click. You have to take 4 photos of each Pokémon with the best possible quality. 1 to 4 star photos. The star rating is based on what the Pokémon is doing on the photo. The quality rating, bronze to diamond, is based on other aspects of the photo like positioning, size, and other Pokémon showing on the photo. You also have the option to edit and share your photos online. The game is slow and you have to go thru the same route many, many times. So, it can feel repetitive quick. Overall, it is cool seeing the Pokémon in this level of detail. Its relaxing and enjoyable.
POSTED: May 27, 21 @ 11:07 AM
POSTED: May 25, 21 @ 3:49 PM
Pokemon Snap...I don't now what I expected knowing the first pokemon snap. Even my children are getting bored with this game quite easily. The grafics are great and the performance is sold but it's so repetitive its unbearable. I hope they would change the whole ' sitting in a moving vehicle' thing but sadly they didn't. It would have been much more fun if you could at least stop the vehicle to make you able to watch the wild pokemon for a while before you decide to make a picture. But like this it's nothing I would recommend paying the full price for.
POSTED: May 3, 21 @ 12:32 PM
Once I got this game on release day I couldn't stop playing it for any reasons other than required biological functions. I was hooked from beginning to end and then even further once the main story had concluded. Any concerns I had about bang for my buck were unfounded and I'm loving my time with the game even after 24+ hours of play. Like the N64 original, the game revolves around taking photos of Pokemon in their natural habitats. While the original took maybe 4-5 hours to 100%, this game offers far more content and has a main story that's going to take 8-10 hours from my experience. Once the main story is over, you can go ahead and continue playing to advance your rank on existing stages, find new routes those stages, and fill your "Photodex" with Pokemon that weren't present prior to the story's conclusion. While I'm on 24 hours of play now, I still haven't found every Pokemon and have a good few stages left to attain max ranking on, not to mention completing requests and filling out my Photodex with four different star ranked photos for each Pokemon in the game. If you're a completionist, you're going to get a lot of time out of this game. It should also be mentioned that the game doesn't spell everything out for you. While you can easily complete the story without too much trouble, getting certain sequences to trigger can be a real puzzle. Be prepared to try absolutely every item at your disposal in various ways to get some of the better photo opportunities; they're not all super obvious. It definitely keeps you on your feet. In terms of visuals, the game is beyond any Pokemon game that has been put out to date. It's colourful and very pleasing to the eyes, which is very helpful when the goal is to take pretty photos. The music is very pleasant to listen to and the course-based structure of the game lends itself very well to the "just one more run" mentality. Performance-wise, the game is almost flawless. I experienced some brief slowdown when a Wailord emerged from the ocean directly in front of me, splashing particle effects all over the screen, but that was it, everything else was buttery smooth. I highly recommend New Pokemon Snap to any Pokemon fan who is just happy to take it easy for a while and snap some pretty pictures. I'm certainly enjoying it a whole lot.
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