Everything you need to know about the new Pokemon game
Get your Pokemon ready to strike a pose as the Pokemon Snap game is officially out to play!
It's time to put your photography skills to the test but in a whole new way.
It may have taken over 20 years to happen, but Nintendo have finally released a sequel to the classic Nintendo 64 game, Pokemon Snap. This new game brings the game of the 1999 Pokemon Snap game back to life but this time on the Nintendo Switch.
Pokemon Snap first launched in 1999 and was one of the franchise's earliest spin-off games. For the last two decades, fans have been begging for a remake or sequel and the wait is finally over!
Twenty years is a long time to wait, but for Pokemon fans all around the world, our patience has finally paid off!
From updated graphics to a new photography mode, here is everything you need to know about the new Pokemon Snap game.
What do we know about the new Pokemon Snap game?
Inspired by the classic Nintendo 64 game, the game gives trainers a break from catching and battling Pokemon. Instead, you can spend all your time travelling around wild locations to capture your favourite creatures on camera and fill up your Photodex.
The sequel takes place in the Lental region and lets players explore and snap photos of the Pokemon living on the Lental islands. The Pokemon and vegetation of the Lental region glow mysteriously, and it is your job to get to the bottom of it.
The new game has over 200 Pokemon to find and photograph as well as the opportunity to investigate plants and other interesting objects. Prior to the release, two legendary Pokemon have already been confirmed: Celebi and Lugia.
Whilst the original game focused only on creatures from Generation 1, the new title has Pokemon from across all generations which is so exciting! The gameplay is pretty much a carbon copy of the original too.
From beaches to deserts, you can explore different environments and it's almost like the holiday we've all been waiting for over the past year.
New Pokemon Snap brings a whole host of new features alongside various unknown islands to discover and different Pokemon to see! You can photograph Pokemon in their natural habitats as you research and explore the different locations.
Alongside investigating the Illumina phenomenon and helping Professor Mirror with his research, you can also save, edit and even share your favourite Pokemon photos!
Also, better shots get better star ratings. The camera has a variety of photo filters, which can be used in the game or for sharing your photos.
Whilst the game is new and introduces a lot of new features, the concept remains the same with a few updates.
Here are some of the new gameplay features:
The new game has introduced another for Pokemon overall. It features voice acting in all the cut scenes! Players are able to choose between English or Japanese dialogue, or you can turn off the voices completely.
New Pokemon Snap features motion controls, which really helps pull you into the Lental region. Don't worry if you're not a fan - you can turn off the motion controls!
Unlike the original game where Pokemon fans take on the role of a character called Todd Snap, it seems like that within the new game you can now choose a male or female original character just like the other mainline Pokemon games.
You can also can the environment to identify any hidden Pokemon. That will definitely help you locate any creatures that are flying above you or have dug themselves into sand out of view.
One downfall about the new game is that it's not multiplayer. However, you can share your photos with other players, so it's not that bad!
From what we have seen so far, the game looks incredible and we can't wait to play it for ourselves!
So, get ready to snap up some fantastic shots of your favourite Pokemon living their best wild-life.
Pokemon Snap is out now on Nintendo Switch.
Will you be dusting off your camera to fill out the new Photodex?
If you have already got your hands on the new game, what do you think so far?
Let us know in the comments below!