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“New Pokemon Snap” 2 game revealed – Release date, details, more

Published: 17/Jun/2020 15:10 Updated: 17/Jun/2020 15:13

by Paul Cot


It may have taken more than 20 years but The Pokemon Company have finally confirmed we are getting a sequel to the all-time great Pokemon Snap.

Will they, won’t they – speculation as to whether the sequel would materialize has been rife over the past several years. Now, somewhat out of the blue, we are being treated to a “New Pokemon Snap” game.

Yes, that’s what it is being called right now – not “Pokemon Snap 2”. It could well end up being referred to this, however.

Pokemon Snap trailer

The remake of sorts is of course inspired by the classic Nintendo 64 game Pokemon Snap. Even today, that game is still revered by trainers from around the world.

Details were fairly sparse but we do know that it will be on the Nintendo Switch. We were treated to a minute-long trailer to wet our appetite, though, and it certainly did just that.

Pokemon Snap Nintendo 64
Pokemon Company
The last game launched on the Nintendo 64, so a graphics upgrade is well overdue!

“In New Pokemon Snap, you’ll explore deserts, jungles, and more as you photograph fan-favorite Pokemon and discover never-before-seen Pokemon expressions and behaviors,” the New Pokemon Snap website states.

Release date

Pokemon fans will be thrilled with how it looks despite officially being “under construction”. Just by the trailer alone, the graphics looked to be an improvement on Pokemon Sword and Shield.

What’s more, some eagle-eyed trainers noted that the game, even in its unfinished state, seemed to run at 60 FPS – something which Sword and Shield doesn’t.

Unfortunately, we don’t know how long trainers will have to wait for the new game. Hopefully, it will come in 2020 but after more than 20 years we doubt fans will be too upset about waiting until 2021!


Pokemon Sword & Shield cosplayer transforms into Nessa in epic TikTok

Published: 24/Nov/2020 21:00

by Brent Koepp


A Pokemon Sword & Shield cosplayer made waves on TikTok after sharing her mind-blowing transformation in Gen 8’s Water-type Gym Leader, Nessa.

The Pokemon franchise entered its eighth generation with the release of Sword & Shield on the Nintendo Switch. The 2019 RPG introduced players to a whole new cast of characters and was the debut of the Galar region.

A talented cosplayer celebrated the game by bringing popular character Nessa to life with an insanely accurate portrayal. The artist’s stunning video transformation into the Gym Leader will leave fans of the Water-type Trainer in awe.

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The Sword & Shield Gym Leader has already become a fan-favorite.

Pokemon cosplayer transforms into Gym Leader Nessa

At the start of the Gen 8 title, the protagonist receives an invitation to the Pokemon League by reigning Champion Leon. On the player’s quest to become the very best, they face off against a host of new Gym Leaders – including Nessa of Hulbury.

Cosplayer ‘nerdtasticmel’ made a splash on Instagram after sharing her incredible true-to-life take on the Trainer. The artist faithfully recreated the heroine’s signature two-piece white and blue Galar league uniform.

Mel’s re-creation of the attire is full of little details, such as the water drop logo on her crop top and the number 049 on her swim shorts. She also faithfully included the character’s belly button chain accessory which wraps around her stomach.


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As if that wasn’t impressive enough, the cosplayer uploaded a video to TikTok which shows how much work goes into artist’s bringing their favorite characters to life. The clip shows nerdtasticmel’s epic transformation in the Sword & Shield heroine.


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Despite only releasing at the end of 2019, the eighth gen RPG is already the third-highest selling game in the entire franchise. Proof that Pokemon’s addicting “Gotta Catch ‘Em All” design is more popular than it’s ever been.

In October, the title got its second major DLC expansion, The Crown Tundra. While it’s unclear if the add-on will be the last content the Switch release gets, the update closed out the Galar region with an epic finale.