New details of New Pokémon Snap have begun to emerge thanks to multiple previews of the game going live. For anyone who has played the Pokémon Snap on the Nintendo 64, a lot of these details will be familiar to you but there are some new features that were not in the original game.
One such detail is that you can select a pre-set avatar at the beginning of the game and choose from a set of hairstyles and skin colors. However, your choice is permanent and there is no option to alter your avatar’s appearance later. Another feature is that you can return to stages at different times of the day to find different Pokemon.
Here are the new details revealed so far:
- Players will ride along a set path in the NEO-ONE pod throughout each stage.
- Players can choose to play each stage during daytime or night time.
- You can encounter different Pokémon during the night than you can at day.
- The NEO-GEO pod can not be stopped manually.
- Playing in handheld mode allows players to use Gyro Controls on the Switch so you can operate it like a camera.
- The cutscenes are pre-rendered and involve voice work.
- One of the Stages, that has been shown in the trailers is called Blushing Beach.
- At the end of each stage, you can choose which photos you would like to have evaluated via a point system by Professor Mirror.
- You can earn more points if you are closer to the Pokémon, the Pokémon is doing something interesting in the photo, there are more than one Pokémon, etc.
- You can also earn expedition points from your photos. These will improve your research rank on each stage.
- You will only be able to save one photo of each Pokémon to your Pokédex. You can of course replace them with a better photo afterwards.
- You can “Re-Snap” your photographs by editing them with certain parameters like blur, zoom, filters, and brightness.
- You can share your re-snapped photos and save to the in-game album.
- A new item in the game is the Illumina orb. These items can be thrown at Pokémon to make them glow as well as react in unique ways.
- You can find deviations on the path if you scan them.
- The scan allows you to highlight Pokémon or find things you can interactive with.
Source: Game Informer