Nintendo Switch And Fujifilm Printing App Launches Just In Time For New Pokemon Snap

Fujifilm is releasing a mobile app on April 30 that can read your Nintendo Switch gallery photos and print them using its Instax Link printer.


Fujifilm is releasing a new app and accessories for its Instax Link photo printer aimed at Nintendo Switch users, just in time for the wildlife photography game New Pokemon Snap. The new app will launch on April 30, the same day as the game.

The new app will link up with your phone, letting you capture and frame screenshots from your Nintendo Switch system and print them out using the Link printer. You can select an image from your Switch gallery, scan the QR code with the Instax mini Link for Nintendo Switch app to import it, and then choose how to crop it. You can also decorate the border elements with themes and frames based on Super Mario, Animal Crossing: New Horizons, and New Pokemon Snap. Then you can attach it to the Link printer to get physical copies of your photos.

Along with the app, Fujifilm is adding a new Link printer color called "Ash White (Red & Blue)" as well as a Pikachu silicon case to go with it. Those accessories will launch on April 30 as well. Those aren't available for preorder anywhere yet, but we expect them to sell out quickly.

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New Pokemon Snap is a follow-up to the N64 classic released in 1999. Instead of battling Pokemon, you explore their natural habitats and try to snap great photos of them displaying their natural behaviors like playing or sleeping. For more details, check out our New Pokemon Snap preorder guide. Also, be sure to check out our breakdown of the biggest differences between New Pokemon Snap and the original as well as our guide detailing how to find the Illumina Pokemon in the Lental Seafloor--something the game makes incredibly vague.

The Instax Printer is part of Fujifilm's Instax line of instant cameras and printers. It's very possible that the parts like the mini film packs could be harder to find if the Snap functionality blows up in popularity, so you may want to stock up now.

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