New Pokemon Snap Live-Action Ad Airs In Japan

The New Pokemon Snap was announced during the summer, and while the reveal brought excitement to fans of the original Nintendo 64 game, Nintendo was fairly silent about the details of the game. Fortunately, the developers have recently opened up, offering more information about the upcoming game. Now included in this downpour is a live-action, environmental-themed advertisement dedicated towards the title’s Japanese fans.

The unanticipated sequel to the Pokemon-centered photography simulator has been making rounds over the past few months. The company made a shocking move a few days ago by releasing a new trailer for the New Pokemon Snap which included the title’s official launch date.

To the satisfaction of many, the game was scheduled for release this April 2021, only a few months since the trailer was posted. Listings for the New Pokemon Snap started to go live on different retail sites, unveiling more details about the game.

The previously unknown information includes the price – the game will cost $59.99 – and the game’s total download size. Perhaps the most intriguing fact players learned in the new surge of information was discovered on Nintendo’s website. Following a brief description of the game, there is a reminder that the game will support online play in some kind of way.

This new, and probably wackiest, glance into the New Pokemon Snap can be viewed on the NintendoEverything official YouTube site. The brief, 15-second footage kicks off with a thrilled kid holding a huge camera, ready to engage on an adventure.

The close-up quickly falls back to show a tropical setting, a large but closed gate, and a similarly clothed adult whose wild excitement is something to behold. With an electrifying fist bump, the clip transitions to some beautiful, in-game footage of those charming Pokemon.


The short advertisement features a wide variety of items and creatures from the game in quick succession. The first shot shows a sleeping Dodrio, which may call to mind a few instances in the original game when the player can wake sleeping Pokemon for special photos.

Next, a Torchic is seen happily setting an apple on fire. Anyone who has played the original Nintendo 64 game will remember apple-like Pokemon food as one of the first items players can acquire and it seems like the delicacy will be making a comeback to the New Pokemon Snap.

The pace quickens at this point, displaying a Pikachu on the beach playing with an apple, an enthusiastic Grookey and Pichu, and a Pidgeot flying towards the camera with a Magikarp in its talons.

While quick and short, this New Pokemon Snap advertisement showcases some interesting elements of the game and hints towards possible items and enjoyable Pokemon photo ops. More details are certain to come out before the game’s launch in April, though it may not be as fun to watch as this advertisement.

Christian Allen Tandoc
Christian Allen Tandoc
Christian Allen Tandoc is a frantic writer, blogger, and ghostwriter. He quit his office job as an Applications Engineer for the love of writing. When he’s not working, he’s either playing with his PS4 or his 1-year old daughter.

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