'Pokemon Snap' strikes a pose on Wii U subsequent week …in Japan

'Pokemon Snap' strikes a pose on Wii U next week ...in Japan

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It has been virtually 17 years to the day since Pokemon Snap launched on the Nintendo sixty four and we nonetheless have not seen a sequel. The quirky on-rails first-individual “shooter” that had you taking footage of the pocket monsters of their pure habitat launched simply as Poké fever was catching on right here within the States, however since then followers’ imaginations have been the one place for a comply with-up. Subsequent week on April 4th Nintendo is releasing the sport on the Wii U Digital Console. In Japan. The place it’s going to value a paltry ¥1,028 ($9.15).

Is it an indication of a sequel to return? One to utilize the Wii U’s gyroscopic gamepad that’d be good as a viewfinder for a contemporary model of the sport, or simply one other tease? Solely Nintendo (and maybe Professor Oak) is aware of the reply to these questions. For now, simply be completely happy that at the very least one area can play the sport with out having to tug the previous N64 or Wii out of the closet.