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New Pokemon Snap: Where To Preorder For Nintendo Switch

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


It's been a long time coming, but one of the most beloved Pokemon spin-offs is finally getting a true sequel, and it releases in just a few weeks on April 30. Literally titled New Pokemon Snap, the upcoming Switch game is a follow-up to the 1999 Pokemon photography game and features stunning modern graphics. It's being developed by Bandai Namco, and a gameplay trailer was shown in the most recent Pokemon Direct.

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.

If you already know it's a day-one purchase for you, New Pokemon Snap is available to preorder now ahead of its April release date.

New Pokemon Snap preorder bonus

Target-exclusive preorder bonus
Target-exclusive preorder bonus

The only preorder bonus announced so far is a retailer-exclusive one at Target, which is offering a free magnetic photo frame with any preorders of New Pokemon Snap.

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