New Pokémon Snap: April Release Date Announced

Nintendo has announced that New Nintendo Pokemon Snap will be released on Nintendo Switch on April 30, 2021.New Pokemon Snap will take place in the Lental region and will take players on an Pokemon-filled adventure through jungles, deserts, and more.

In New Pokemon Snap, players will take on the role of a budding Pokemon photographer and will work with the Lental region expert known as Professor Mirror, and his assistant Rita, on an ecological survey to photograph Pokemon in nature. You will also be traveling in ann auto-driving vehicle known as the NEO-ONE to allow you to focus on getting the best shots.

Players will be able to interact with Pokemon by throwing Fluffruit to catch their attention or watch them eat, and can use the fruit to help draw them out of variety of situations.

Professor Mirror will evaluate your photos and your score will be based on “the subjects’ poses, how large they appear, how directly they’re facing the camera and where they fall in frame.”

New Pokemon Snap – Fresh Screenshots and Art

As more photos are taken and more research is completed, Pokemon may even start to look and behave in new ways. Capturing these and more will help fill out your Photodex. Furthermore, some Pokemon and vegetation will appear to have a special glow. This is known as the Illumina Phenomenon and it will be up to you to figure out exactly what is causing it.

New Pokemon Snap is the first new entry in the Pokemon photography game since the original N64 game in 1999. For more, check out our New Pokemon Snap preorder guide and our initial reactions to the game’s announcement last year on our Nintendo podcast NVC.

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Adam Bankhurst is a news writer for IGN. You can follow him on Twitter @AdamBankhurst and on Twitch.

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