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Pokemon Snap hitting the North American Wii U Virtual Console tomorrow

Posted on January 4, 2017 by (@NE_Brian) in News, Wii U eShop

Nintendo is finally delivering on a long-awaited Wii U Virtual Console title in North America. As of tomorrow, Pokemon Snap will be available on the eShop.

Here’s a brief overview:

“Travel to Pokémon Island and meet Professor Oak to begin a safari to take the best possible photographs of 63 different Pokémon. The island has many types of climates and environments to explore, along with secret activities and hidden passages to discover. Some of the Pokémon can be a little shy and won’t pose for the camera unless you tease them with special items! After you’re done, submit one picture of each Pokémon to Professor Oak, and he’ll judge it based on size, pose, technique, and number of Pokémon captured. Start practicing if you want to snap the perfect shot!”

Pokemon Snap will cost $9.99 on the Wii U Virtual Console.


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  • SM

    They should have remade this game for the Wii U launch would have made perfect use for the gamepad, the poke-finder is a poor mans substitute in Sun and Moon

    • Mr Ninty

      What if the sequel is going to be a Pokémon Go X Pokémon Snap game. You will be able to play on your TV like Pokémon 64, but on the go you can photograph and or capture pokemon. But since its not a regular pokemon game instead of battling you have those Pokémon got talent things where your pokemon does tricks.

      It wil be more in he $5-15 range for the game with smartphone connectivity

    • Abra

      100% agree with you but you nintendo “knows best” their BS for why not doing things that make sense…

      a modern Pokemon Snap with a open world unlike the N64 game where you were on a track allowing you to walk anywhere and really go out and search for Pokemon played in 3rd person and 1st person when in camera mode would have been great on Wii U…

      but nope.. thanks gamefreak & nintendo we got Pokemon Go instead..

      • TheGoomba

        They’ve given a reason why another Pokemon Snap wouldn’t work, everyone just ignores it. Kids have access to cameras 24/7 these days. Back in the 90’s, a kid randomly carrying around a camera was unusual unless their hobby was photography. This generation wouldn’t really understand what’s so great about taking pictures of Pokemon in the game when they take pictures of stuff every day with their phones anyway.

        • Abra

          ya it’s a BS reason…

        • Abra

          and yes i have heard of that reason….

        • Abra

          that’s like saying games about cars and racing would not work because we all drive cars already or see many cars outside…

          2nd fatal frame uses a camera yet people still love that game :v

          • TheGoomba

            You’re thinking about it from a player’s perspective, not a business perspective.

          • Abra

            Nope both…

          • Sejuani

            Yea dude that reason is just dumb. Its as dumb as the reason they gave for not having Pokemon on console because “3d pokemon just isn’t as fascinating as it used to be”….Yeaaaa no need for updated Hd models, beautiful environments and fantastic particle effects. That would be so mundane compared to 3ds.

        • MagcargoMan

          Well a Pokemon Snap wouldn’t be aimed at this generation, would it? It’d be for the people who grew up with the first game.

          Oh wait, the franchise is dumbed down for kids. Nevermind…

  • TruExtent

    My question is if it will still support saving photos to the SD card like Wii VC version.

    • Capucha verde


  • Bout damn time.

    • MagcargoMan

  • Blanco8x8

    Oh, the irony.

  • RoadyMike

    Better late than never I guess?

  • AwesomeAussie27

    Of all the Pokemon spinoffs that exist, this is one of the few that I wished had a sequel.

    Unlike the Mystery Dungeon franchise that is slowly going downhill.

  • Tlink7

    I really don’t know why this game is so popular, personally it sounds very boring

    • TheGoomba

      Were you alive in the 90’s during its release? You wouldn’t really understand what made it appealing if you weren’t around when phones weren’t always on someone.

      • Tlink7

        I grew up without phones and still this game doesn’t interest me. My younger self enjoyed catching and battling with Pokémon, not an on-rails picture shooter 😛