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'New Pokémon Snap' hits the Nintendo Switch on April 30

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A sequel to one of the best Nintendo 64 games is almost upon us. Today, The Pokémon Company announced that the imaginatively-named New Pokémon Snap will be coming to the Switch on April 30th. A fresh trailer shows the game's twin heroes and Lental, a new region filled with a variety of terrain. Like the original title, you'll be stuck inside a vehicle -- this time called the NEO-ONE -- that moves along a pre-defined track automatically. Your job is look around and, using the in-game camera, snap the best photographs possible.


Why the New Pokémon Are Called 'Sun and Moon'

TIME - Tech

You still haven't caught them all: Fresh off Pokémon Go's massive franchise recalibration that's prompted an unexpected celebration of all things Pokémon, longtime developer Game Freak's newest core series roleplaying game is nearly upon us. Pokémon Sun and Moon arrives for the Nintendo 3DS on Nov. 18. TIME spoke with Pokémon Sun and Moon producer (and composer) Junichi Masuda alongside director Shigeru Ohmori about the game's inception and tonally distinct titles. TIME: Did Pokémon Go's meteoric success alter the development of the game or the pressure you felt given the resurgence of interest in the Pokémon franchise and presumptively higher powered microscope that maybe puts Pokémon Sun and Moon under? Masuda: We began Pokémon Go's development as a project that would be different from the main series roleplaying games we create at Game Freak.


Christmas Toys For Kids: 2016 Pokemon Gift Guide For Children

International Business Times

When Pokémon Go came out in the United States in July, the mobile game caused a complete frenzy across the country, so it's not all that surprising that Pokémon toys are in high demand during the 2016 holiday season. The brand rolled out a variety of action figures, electronics and games to stuff in stockings for Pokémon lovers of all ages and parents may not want to wait until last minute to catch all the Pokémon gifts before Dec. 25. Check out the list of some of the hottest Pokémon toys kids are hoping to see under the tree on Christmas below. CNFT Pokémon Action Figures: The 144-piece figurine set is perfect for kids struggling to catch Pokémon on their mobile phones. The set includes some of the most popular Pokémon, including powered-up Pikachu and Mew.


Pokémon Go Gameplay Has Been Revealed

Popular Science

The first glimpse of Pokémon Go's gameplay has appeared on video. Pokémon Go gameplay has finally been revealed. After news that the game would not be shown in California at GDC this year, the first augmented reality Pokémon title for iOS and Android saw visuals revealed at a South by Southwest (SXSW) 2016 panel. A release date for Pokémon Go remains to be unseen, but at least footage has finally hit the web. We may be past the company's month-long 20th anniversary celebration, but it seems February was only the tip of what the Pokémon Company has planned.


A major new 'Pokémon Go' update is on the way

Mashable

SEE ALSO: A beginner's guide: How to play'Pokémon Go' We've known for a while that Niantic were planning a big overhaul to the current gym system (it was due a change, to be fair), and with today's announcement we now have a clearer idea of timings. It's going to be happening pretty soon. Pokémon GO's one-year anniversary is right around the corner. From the sounds of it, Niantic has planned a schedule of events and new features to coincide with the run-up to Pokémon Go's first anniversary (it'll be a year old on 6 July, if you can believe that). Here's a breakdown of what's been announced, in order of when it'll happen: This one will be pretty similar to the recent type-themed events we've been getting, but with a few extras added in.