You know what’s better than venturing out and forcing loads of Pokémon into tiny little balls to fight for your amusement? Just letting them…be. Watching as they go about their daily routines in the wild and admiring the lovely monsters from a distance, like a trip to a fictional Kruger Park. While you could do something similar to this in the Safari Zone (despite throwing rocks at them, like an absolute piece of scum) the best way to get this kind of Pokémon experience is through Pokémon Snap, a game only released on the N64 and has thus become very difficult to track down. Not that we need to worry about finding an old copy any more because New Pokémon Snap is here to help give those budding photographers a new opportunity to take some pics.
Announced during a special Pokémon Direct yesterday, New Pokémon Snap is being developed by Bandai Namco for the Nintendo Switch and promises all the relaxing, scenic Pokémon photo sessions you could ever want. If you want a bit more info on the upcoming game, The Pokémon Company has you covered with this description:
The New Pokémon Snap game for the Nintendo Switch system is based on its namesake, which was first released for the Nintendo 64 console in 1999. This game will take Trainers on an adventure to unknown islands overflowing with natural sights such as jungles and beaches, where they can research various Pokémon in their natural habitats. They will take photos to make their very own in-game Pokémon Photodex, all while discovering new, never-before-seen Pokémon expressions and behaviors.
You can check out the rather slick website for the new game here; I’m sure we could all do with some pleasant escapism at this point. There’s no official release date for New Pokémon Snap yet but one is sure to drop in the near future.