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New Pokemon Snap Preorder Guide For Nintendo Switch: Price, Release Date, And Where To Preorder

One of the best Pokemon spin-offs, Pokemon Snap, is coming to Nintendo Switch, and you can pre-order now.


Pokemon has a long history of wonderful spin-off games, but Pokemon Snap is perhaps the most beloved of them all. For years, fans of the 1999 Pokemon photography game have longed for a remake on Nintendo Switch, but out of the blue, Nintendo has given us something better: a true sequel. Literally titled New Pokemon Snap, the upcoming Switch game is being developed by Bandai Namco and features stunning modern graphics. After dropping a teaser last year, Nintendo has released a new trailer and confirmed a release date for New Pokemon Snap: April 30. If you already know New Pokemon Snap is a day one purchase for you, the game is available to pre-order now.

Like its N64 predecessor, New Pokemon Snap will have you explore various Pokemon environments by traveling in a cart on a set rail path. You'll take photos of Pokemon in their wild environment for research, adding them to your Photodex. This time, however, you're headed to the Lental region to work with Professor Mirror and his assistant Rita, who are investigating a mysterious "Illumina" phenomenon causing some Pokemon and vegetation to glow. And according to Nintendo, you'll be able to discover "new, never-before-seen Pokemon expressions and behaviors."

While the original game only featured Gen 1 Pokemon, the sequel will add Pokemon from newer generations, and we're sure to see all-new environments. Pokemon Snap is a natural fit for the Switch's motion controls as well, so it'll be interesting to see how the game utilizes those. In the meantime, you can check out where to preorder New Pokemon Snap below!

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