'New Pokemon Snap' Sequel, 'Pokemon Cafe Mix,' 'Pokemon Smile' Announced!

SableyeGuy

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I cannot fathom why they keep using the baffling, disastrous and confusing "New" prefix for things.

New Super Mario Bros, for example. And the worst offender: New 3DS.

How hard was it to just call it Pokemon Snap 2? Or Pokemon Snap Switch? What happens when they release "Pokemon Snap 3" for the next console, etc etc the list of problems continues? It's just flabbergasting. They need to fire the everyone in Marketing who thinks "New ________" is a good way to name sequels and upgrades. It's simply not.

Criticism of the name aside, I'm extremely hyped for this game and it gives me shivers to think about what it would be like for the main series to look more like Pokemon Snap. *swoons*

YES

Oh, do I ever agree with you about the "New" prefix, as it doesn't really add anything, and it will be outdated in a few years, invalidating the "New".

I realize that the prefix is supposed to indicate an evolution in a series. It would have been weird for there to be Mario 1-8 all being named Super Mario Bros. 1, Super Mario Bros. 2, etc, but it doesn't really fit with something that hasn't had multiple entries (ie, 3DS, Pokemon Snap).

Still hyped for New Pokemon Snap tho

This too tho.
 

bbb888

One Life. One Dream.
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First it was Pokemon Sleep... and now Pokemon Smile?!
Since when is the Pokemon Company so concerned about our health and well-being? (I know there's coronavirus, but still...)
What's next? Pokemon Skin Care? Pokemon Diet? Lol
 

Zielo

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99% chance it's Let's Go Espeon and Umbreon. The Pokemon Company is notorious for hints in the background while Ishihara talks. Too many Johto Pokemon to be a coincidence, but the big giveaway is the Let's Go Switch bundle with Espeon and Umbreon in front.

I feel like the DLC is being used as the main attraction for 2020 (in the reveal vid it felt heavily implied that they were giving DLC for the regular game rather than a third version), so I'd imagine that if we are getting D/P remakes they'd be 2021. If that is the case - then this is far too early to reveal them.

edit: more thoughts on next weeks announcement

However - for a big announcement I don't think it would just be a spinoff, unless said spinoff was something with an insanely big fan demand, but from what I've seen (which is admittedly limited) I don't think there's anything with that level of demand.
For something that's got a whole presentation for the reveal, I feel like it has to be a mainline game. Even though I said above I don't think we'd get D/P remakes until next year, I wonder if I might have been wrong. I wouldn't have expected them to be pushing another game out before both parts of the DLC for SwSh were out, but I'm kind of doubting that now.
I said it above, the DLC announcement heavily implied that the DLC was being done as a replacement for a third game, so I feel like that pretty much crosses any enhanced SwSh games off the list. Plus it makes no sense to me as to why they'd put out DLC for games if they were already planning enhanced versions (the newer ones would have to be drastically different to be worth it). although watch me be wrong now I've said that

Also, there's the important matter of the Johto mons in the background during the presentation. Looking at it now, I can see the starters (well Meganium isn't actually visible but I can't see them only putting two of them there), legendaries, Sudowoodo, Ampharos and Politoed. Plus, the Eevee in front of the LGE package has Espeon and Umbreon with it. Normally I don't read too much into these things, but they can be crafty with these little hints. Even though it was said in October I believe that GF aren't planning any more Let's Go games, I wonder if that was intentional to throw us off.
There's also the dark Pikachu which I don't recognise from anywhere. Unless it's just there for aesthetic purposes, maybe that has something to do with it as well.

Now I've written that last paragraph, I think I'm about 70% sure we're getting new games either set in Johto or heavily featuring Johto Pokemon.


I can acknowledge the news to be potentially Johto related.... but another Let's Go game especially for Umbreon/Espeon doesn't make sense to me (nothing wrong with the eeveelutions, it just seems like a very odd concept for the game if you think about it). I feel like the Let's Go games got a lot of bad rep from veteran fans for being deemed "unnecessary", "a third remake", or "baby's first pokemon game", however after looking at the sales numbers the game still did Pretty Dang Well (and it was more fun than Sun/Moon in my personal opinion).

But still- I'd be a bit surprised if they were gonna make another Let's Go game and I'd be further surprised if they were gonna make yet another Johto remake. Don't get me wrong, Johto is actually my favorite generation aside from Kalos, but a third remake would be a bit nonsensical. Kanto made sense as, as least I assume, the intended goal was to get new fans from PoGo into the mainline series from how it originally started.

I could be proven wrong though- Let's Go DID do very well in sales thanks to it coming with a switch bundle (that I own too, lol). They probably weren't planning another at the time, just like in an interview a while back said they had no plans on a new Snap, and yet here we are. Still, I think my bet may be on some kind of new type of game, but perhaps Johto-related. (that or they threw us off and it is DP remakes)
 

Zielo

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Side question- What are some other instances where Pokemon has done an announcement with merchandise in the background that hinted towards the next game announcement? Can anyone give some past examples? I feel like this did happen and I just can't remember for what.
 

His Goominess

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I can acknowledge the news to be potentially Johto related.... but another Let's Go game especially for Umbreon/Espeon doesn't make sense to me (nothing wrong with the eeveelutions, it just seems like a very odd concept for the game if you think about it). I feel like the Let's Go games got a lot of bad rep from veteran fans for being deemed "unnecessary", "a third remake", or "baby's first pokemon game", however after looking at the sales numbers the game still did Pretty Dang Well (and it was more fun than Sun/Moon in my personal opinion).

But still- I'd be a bit surprised if they were gonna make another Let's Go game and I'd be further surprised if they were gonna make yet another Johto remake. Don't get me wrong, Johto is actually my favorite generation aside from Kalos, but a third remake would be a bit nonsensical. Kanto made sense as, as least I assume, the intended goal was to get new fans from PoGo into the mainline series from how it originally started.

I could be proven wrong though- Let's Go DID do very well in sales thanks to it coming with a switch bundle (that I own too, lol). They probably weren't planning another at the time, just like in an interview a while back said they had no plans on a new Snap, and yet here we are. Still, I think my bet may be on some kind of new type of game, but perhaps Johto-related. (that or they threw us off and it is DP remakes)

Even though I'm a bit more inclined to say that it won't be a Let's Go game (like I said before - I think it was last October it was stated that no more Let's Go games were planned), I could actually see Espeon/Umbreon being the mascots if it was the case. The Eeveelutions have always been popular Pokemon - I mean, look at the Pokemon of the Year poll from a few months back, where Umbreon was I believe in the top 10 most popular Pokemon, as well as being the most popular Gen.2 Pokemon. Even though I do see your point about them being odd choices, I wouldn't be surprised if they were picked for popularity - I mean if it's gonna advertise a game I feel like it has to be something that already has proven to be a popular Pokemon. Legendaries/starters aside, I feel like those two might be the best candidates in that sense. (personally I think Togepi and Marill could be candidates as well. There's also Pichu, but since it's evolution had a Let's Go game I'd rather it go to something else)

Side question- What are some other instances where Pokemon has done an announcement with merchandise in the background that hinted towards the next game announcement? Can anyone give some past examples? I feel like this did happen and I just can't remember for what.

I'm not sure about merchandise specifically, but occasionally they'll have little pointers to specific regions, little things here and there - just little 'hey remember this region exists!' or 'look at all these Pokemon (that are all from the same region)!' type things. It is very possible that they were just there because they felt like showcasing those specific Johto mons in the background, and the announcement is unrelated to anything Johto, but it's the only real hint we've got.
 
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