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2021 marks 25 years of Pokémon!!

After dropping a teaser last year, Nintendo released a new release date for Pokemon Snap: April 30, 2021.

The Pokémon Company International is launching a series of musical events to celebrate this special year. Pop singer Katy Perry and other artists are on board to celebrate the franchise’s major milestone.

Of course, every party needs a great playlist. To that end, Pokémon is teaming up with Universal and some of the biggest names in music to create a global celebration called P25 music. Look for new songs from a wide range of musicians, both rising artists and award-winning stars like pop star Katy Perry.

Watch for more details throughout the year…

Katy Perry said it was an honor to be part of the 25th-anniversary celebration that has given her joy as a player herself over the years. 

Perry, a recent mother of Daisy, is looking forward to sharing the enjoyment of game playing with her daughter.

New Pokémon Snap, a sequel to the 1999 N64 classic that charged you with taking pictures of Pokémon, is coming to Nintendo Switch on April 30 as announced by Nintendo.

In New Pokémon Snap, game players control a pokémon photographer who travels through Lental, a region filled with jungles and sandy beaches. Players team up with the pokémon expert, Professor Mirror, and his assistant Rita to manage ecological surveys by photographing and observing pokémon in their natural habitats.

This gameplay is much like its predecessor, whereby players travel in auto-driving vehicles as they visit the various locations in the region while taking pictures to build their “Photodex.” As in the original game, apples are used to lure pokémon in closer for a better shot.

Pokemon has a long history of excellent spin-off games, but Pokemon Snap is perhaps the most beloved of them all. For years, fans of the 1999 Pokemon photography game have longed for a remake from Nintendo Switch.  Suddenly, Nintendo has given us something better: a true sequel. The upcoming Switch game is being developed by Bandai Namco and highlights modern graphics.