Pokémon Presents: New Pokémon Snap, Pokémon Café Mix

Posted by | June 17, 2020 | Mobile, News, Switch, Video | No Comments

The Pokémon Company aired a 10-minute video today. Pokémon Presents showcased new updates and revealed new games and apps, including New Pokémon Snap. We’ve summed up all the news below.

The original Pokémon Snap released on the Nintendo 64 in 1999, becoming one of the most beloved pokémon games. Players could explore a peaceful island and find and take pictures of the original 151 pokémon in full 3D (and color).

New Pokémon Snap is an all-new sequel coming to Switch. It features hundreds of more pokémon that have released over the last twenty years. It’s being developed by Bandai Namco, and currently doesn’t have a release date.

Pokémon Smile is a free app releasing on iOS and Android today. It’s an AR-face game designed to help younger kids brush their teeth. Players can brush with animated pokémon and rescue them from cute bacteria.

Pokémon Café Mix is a fun excuse to use two accented “锑s in one title! It’s also a free-to-download stacking puzzle game similar to Tsum Tsum. You play as a pokémon café owner running a shop and making orders for other pokémon. You can befriend and hire pokémon with special skills. Pokémon Café Mix is coming to Switch and mobile devices.

Pokémon GO Fest 2020, which will be entirely online, will feature Victini as a special addition. Mega Evolutions are also coming to Pokémon GO later this year. Galarian Farfetch’d has also been added to Pokémon GO.

The first half of the Pokémon Sword and Shield Expansion Pass, Isle of Armor, is out today on the Nintendo eShop. As part of the launch, a Max Raid battle with Zeraora will be available as a global community challenge through June 28. If at least one million players win the battle, everyone will be rewarded with a Shiny Zeraora. The Shiny Zeraora will be rewarded via Pokémon Home.

Pokémon Company President Tsunekazu Ishihara ended the broadcast with a tease for “another big project.” The company will return next week for another Pokémon Presents on June 24.

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