‘New Pokemon Snap’ Releasing April 30th, New Trailer!

New Pokemon Snap will release on April 30th for $59.99!

Players will explore the Lental region and work with Professor Mirror and his assistant Rita. Your goal is to conduct an ecological survey of the region’s diverse islands by taking photos of over 200 Pokemon. Like Professor Oak in the original game, Professor Mirror will evaluate your photos based on criteria like their pose, size, direction, etc. Players will also research the region’s mysterious Illumina Phenomenon, in which some Pokemon and vegetation appear to have a special glow.

REDMOND, Wash., Jan. 14, 2021 – Get ready to visit the many beautiful isles of the Lental region in the New Pokémon Snap game for the Nintendo Switch family of systems. Filled with diverse ecosystems, from dense jungles to vast deserts, the archipelago of the region is an untouched natural marvel, packed to the brim with Pokémon just waiting to be discovered!

In New Pokémon Snap, players will take on the role of a budding Pokémon photographer and work with the Lental region expert, Professor Mirror, and his assistant, Rita, on an ecological survey to photograph Pokémon thriving in nature. In a new trailer released today, additional footage and details were unveiled for New Pokémon Snap, including its April 30 launch date.

“New Pokémon Snap presents a fun twist on a Pokémon adventure, with enchanting gameplay that lets players see some of their favorite Pokémon in a different light,” said Nick Chavez, Nintendo of America’s Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing. “This new game is a fun addition to the strong lineup of Pokémon titles available on Nintendo Switch, and we can’t wait to see everyone’s pictures when New Pokémon Snap launches on April 30.”

Wild Pokémon are all around and have adapted to thrive in all the various natural expanses of the Lental region. They may be seen living in groups patrolling their territory, wandering serenely on their own or even playing with other Pokémon species. With a careful eye and a photographer’s keen sense of adventure, you’ll be able to spot Pokémon lurking in all sorts of places, including secluded hideaways … and sometimes swooping down suddenly from the sky! Players will be able to interact with Pokémon by throwing a Fluffruit, a tasty fruit found across the region, to catch their attention or watch them eat. You can even use this fruit to help draw out Pokémon into a variety of situations to see how they react. These serendipitous opportunities present a special challenge, and catching them with your camera at the perfect moment may gain you higher scores.

Professor Mirror will evaluate and score players’ photos taken on their adventures. Pokémon photography is evaluated based on the subjects’ poses, how large they appear, how directly they’re facing the camera and where they fall in frame. As players take more photos and fulfill research on their journey, they may see Pokémon look and behave in entirely new ways. Players will have to take many photos and use their highest-scoring shots to fill out their Photodex, a collection of Pokémon photographs.

The untouched depths of the Lental region may sound daunting at first, but don’t worry. Explorers will hop into the NEO-ONE, an auto-driving vehicle, which will steer them across various paths on each island and will help free up time to focus on snapping the perfect shots. Throughout your missions, you may even get to see Pokémon looking and behaving differently than ever before. These special moments are memories to savor, so, luckily, you’ll always have your trusty camera on hand to capture them for Pokémon posterity.

Some Pokémon and vegetation that players may discover will appear to have a special glow. These strange occurrences are found only in the Lental region and are known as the Illumina Phenomenon. Jump into the trusty NEO-ONE and uncover the mystery behind the Illumina Phenomenon!

To learn more about New Pokémon Snap, visit Pokemon.com/NewPokemonSnap. New Pokémon Snap launches in stores, in Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch and on Nintendo.com on April 30 at a suggested retail price of $59.99. If players want to begin snapping Pokémon photos as soon as the game launches, pre-order is available beginning today.

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  1. bunnybird12 Don't be sad- be hoppy!


    If only the main series games looked this good!
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  2. Winkachu Aspiring Trainer


    If only they made Pokemon MMORPG with an open-world style game for a proper PC 1080p-4k. Oh, maybe I'll be 40 when Pokemon company get their balls together and really push for it.
    MuhQ likes this.
  3. AngryBokoblin Guzzlord is fun


    Is mirror the name for a tree!?
    All jokes aside, this looks awesome!
    Can't wait to play it.
    Mudkip_Is_God and Z_dude like this.
  4. MuhQ Aspiring Trainer


    Yeah that's the dream I believe of so many people, how can they not see that!? Or maybe they can but they don't do it because it wouldn't make them as much money? Or so they think..But yeah I don't mind if we get it when I'm 40, I take it anytime!
  5. Animegamer420 Aspiring Trainer


    i wish they chose an already established region so we could see them in higher detail. i feel they are making a new region because they dont wanna have to follow a template from previous games, so theyre taking the easy route.
    i get they can choose more of a variety of pokemon with a new region but there are plenty of regions that have a big enough variety of pokemon already, cuz ya know they arent putting all 800 in anyway.
  6. Ilexon Aspiring Trainer


    Wouldn’t it be cool if you could get the Vivillon forms in this game or at least some of them, there are 3 featured on the front cover
  7. SweetPikachu Aspiring Trainer


    I wish they released some card promos for the new game!
    Orias likes this.
  8. Z_dude Aspiring Trainer


    this just destroys my theory that ash will become a pokemon professor because his name is a type of tree
  9. Hydroi-gon Casual Player


    I feel like this year this gonna be good for Pokemon, especially since they're celebrating their 25th Anniversary.

    Also, I'm glad we finally got some news for New Snap, might as well buy it when it comes out!
  10. Hongo Aspiring Trainer


    Throw in a new Pinball and you have given me a solid 25. This looks great.
    Orias likes this.
  11. what are you all talking about? mirror trees are a type of tree
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  12. don()shinobi PokeBeach's Yu-Gi-Oh enthusiast. I guess.


    "[...] by taking photos of over 200 Pokemon"
    So, 202.
  13. snoopy369 Aspiring Trainer

    Advanced Member Member

    That feels like such a strange choice to me... professors are *always* trees, why does this one need to be different? Very curious.

    I don't know this will be a $60 purchase from me, it's very cool looking, but also feels like it'll probably be a relatively quick price drop to the $30 range where I'll be happy to enjoy it!
  14. hervul Aspiring Trainer


    This is how the main games should look like.
  15. Mistwalker Master of Martial Arts


    This look fantastic. Let's just hope they take some notes from this and apply them to the mainline games. Also anyone geek out over that Pinsir and Heracross fight?
  16. treeckonation Treecko is a good pokemon


    they should because they did it with the original one it would be nice i hope if they do it everyone can get them and not just the people that submitted the winning pictures
    SweetPikachu likes this.
  17. Tails The Blonde Brainiac

    Forum Mod Advanced Member Member

    The game looks really awesome. Bright, colorful, and should stand on it's own. Now, I'm still mulling over the decision to get a pre-order.

    I'm always looking for new games to play on my Switch, and being someone who enjoyed the OG Snap on the N64; there should be no doubt that I'll enjoy this one too. With online functionality, having weekly (or monthly) competitions can get the whole playerbase down for snapping some pics.

    Like, competitions to get the best picture you can of a specific Pokemon, or legendary; for example. Those who score the highest points get the highest amount of myNintendo coins. But, to encourage more to take part; giving out coins to everyone who participates, regardless of how many points they scored, would help the game grow, and also subtly remind some players that myNintendo coins exist.