One of the most beloved games from the Nintendo 64 era is, without question, Pokémon Snap. Having released in July 1999, Pokémon Snap was a simple, linear on-rail adventure where players would take photographs of a variety of Pokémon. It has been 14 years since the release of Pokémon Snap and on Sept. 20 via Official Nintendo Magazine, Game Freak director Junichi Masuda spoke about a Pokémon Snap sequel for Wii U or 3DS.
While talking about the possibility of Pokémon Snap sequel for Wii U or Nintendo 3DS, Masuda stated that the company would first need to develop a brand-new idea. With the 3DS having games like Spirit Camera: The Cursed Memoir and Pokémon Dream Radar, one would think an augmented reality Pokémon Snap title would be a good fit for 3DS.
"Personally, I really love the Pokemon Snap game, but it wouldn't be interesting if we just released the same game, how it was before, for the Wii U or 3DS," Masuda shared. "So we have to come up with a new idea or something that will make it more appealing to players. Sometime down the road, we may have something."
Pokémon Snap is currently available via the Wii Virtual Console. Hopefully Nintendo and Game Freak are able to develop a new idea and bring Pokémon Snap 2 to Wii U or 3DS in the near future.