Pokemon Snap Coming to Wii U Virtual Console This Week in Europe

No word on a release for North America.

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Pokemon Snap, the acclaimed Pokemon spinoff originally released for the Nintendo 64 in 1999, is coming to the Wii U virtual console in Europe, Nintendo has announced.

It will launch this coming Thursday, August 18, Nintendo of Europe said on Twitter. Pricing was not announced.

There was no mention of a release in North America. Pokemon Snap launched for the Wii U virtual console in April in Japan. A release for North America seems likely, but this has not been confirmed.

Pokemon Snap sends players on a virtual trip to Pokemon Island where they go on a safari to take pictures of Pokemon in their natural habitat. Things like weather effects, environmental considerations, and the shyness of some Pokemon makes snapping pictures trickier than you'd imagine.

After snapping shots of Pokemon in the wild, players send them to Professor Oak, who judges the photos on the basis of size, pose, technique, and the number of creatures captured.

The new Wii U version of the single-player game supports GamePad, Classic Controller Pro, or the Wii U Pro Controller. Pokemon Snap is already available for the original Wii's virtual console, priced at $10.

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