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New Pokémon Snap gets trailer and April release date

New Pokémon Snap is coming to Nintendo Switch on April 30. Nintendo released a new trailer for the game alongside the announcement, which shows off more Pokémon featured in the game.

New Pokémon Snap is a follow up to the popular 1999 Nintendo 64 game Pokémon Snap. It’s an on-rails photography game where players take pictures of different Pokémon. The Switch installment was first revealed back in June, but Nintendo hadn’t released any further details about the game since then.

Welcome to the Lental region, your destination for adventure in #NewPokemonSnap! Venture from island to island on an ecological survey, building your Pokémon Photodex as you observe wild Pokémon in their natural habitat. New Pokémon Snap arrives on 4/30!https://t.co/S8dzpbVhbc pic.twitter.com/OpQhY7V3O8

— Nintendo of America (@NintendoAmerica) January 14, 2021

The game is a brand new adventure that follows the same on-rails structure of the original where players can throw fruit to lure Pokémon out of hiding. A new trailer for the game showcases some of the new Pokémon featured in the game, including Toucannon, Meganium, and Wooper. Nintendo didn’t reveal how many Pokémon are available in the new game.

In the latest adventure, players take the role of a budding photographer tasked with helping Professor Mirror survey the new Lental region. The story revolves around the Illumenia Phenomenon, which causes Pokémon to glow. Players’ photos are evaluated based on several factors including how large Pokémon are in frame, position, and pose.

The game costs $60 and will be available in both digital and physical form. Pre-orders for the game are already live across retailers.

Pokémon celebrates its 25th anniversary this year and Nintendo is expected to roll out several announcements for the occasion. It recently teased its anniversary plans with a video, which revealed that the company is collaborating with Katy Perry for a series of musical events.

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