Famitsu Coverage Offers Fresh Details About New Pokémon Snap

One bit of info revealed discusses how photos will be judged.

By Achi Ikeda. Posted 02/09/2021 23:32 Comment on this     ShareThis

New Pokémon Snap is set to release on April 30, but in the meantime, fans are anxiously awaiting any new details. How many Pokémon will be included? Which ones? How many routes will there be? How will photos be judged? Well, that last question was recently answered!

Below is a new image that has been added to the New Pokémon Snap‘s website.

Similar to the original game, photos were judged based on various criteria. Professor Oak scored the image based on how large the Pokémon is, what pose it is doing, and the technique (whether or not the Pokémon is in the center of the frame). If the technique was good, then your score would be doubled.

It seems that New Pokémon Snap is using those same criteria but also considering the direction the Pokémon is facing and if there are other Pokémon in the shot. From the image above, we can’t tell if additional Pokémon would add or detract from the total score, but I personally hope it adds to it as that would make the photos more fun to take and give them a more Pokémon look.

Along with new images, the site has also posted new information about the game.

“Explore beaches, jungles, deserts, and more as you photograph over 200 Pokémon and investigate the mysterious Illumina phenomenon in New Pokémon Snap.”

“Pokémon and vegetation in Lental have sometimes been seen to glow. This is known as the Illumina phenomenon, which is unique to the Lental region in New Pokémon Snap.”

“At the request of Lental’s own Professor Mirror, you’ll venture from island to island on an ecological survey, floating safely along in your trusty pod, the NEO-ONE, as you photograph Lental Pokémon and their habitats to uncover the truth behind the Illumina phenomenon.”

“Professor Mirror will evaluate your photos. Your scores will be based on your subjects’ poses, how large they appear, how directly they’re facing you, and their placement within the frame.”

“As you take photos and keep researching, you may get to see Pokémon look and behave in different ways than before.”

Japanese game magazine Famitsu has also published new images and information on the game. The six-page article was scanned and posted by a Reddit user Riomegon on February 3 and was translated by user CoffeeBard. In a segment of the article, the company addresses that some fans have complained that there are “only 200 Pokemon” in the game. The company claps back that the original Pokémon Snap had only 63 Pokémon featured yet despite the game being over 20 years old, fans still play the game.

Did you play the original Pokémon Snap? How will the new judging criteria affect how you take photos? Are “only” 200 Pokémon enough given that the series now has over 700?

Source: New Pokémon Snap Website

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