Pokémon Snap Is Hitting The Wii U eShop... In Japan
We don't always cover Japanese release news, but this one gives us a bit of hope. Pokémon Snap is hitting the Wii U eShop, though not everywhere.
Originally released on Nintendo 64 in 1999, Pokémon Snap is considered one of the best spinoffs the franchise has seen. You're tasked with taking pictures of Pokémon in their natural habitat, which is more engaging than it might sound. Fans have been not-so-quietly hoping for a sequel to no avail.
It will support the GamePad, Classic Controller Pro, or the Wii U Pro Controller. It's priced at ¥1,028 (about $9) and lands next week.
There's no guarantee that western gamers will get it, but Nintendo might just do right by fans. We'll update once we know whether we'll be as lucky as Japanese fans.
If you have any desire for a sequel, you might want to vote with your wallet. Maybe, just maybe, if Nintendo sees interest in the re-release we'll finally get that sequel.