Pokemon Snap originally released on the Nintendo 64 system in 1999. Now, the game is heading to the Wii U, but has only been announced for a release in Japan so far.

Pokemon Snap will be released on the Virtual Console in Japan on April 4th. The game is priced at ¥1,028, which is roughly $9. There is no news on a North American release just yet. This is not a remake or HD version of the title, but rather just a straight port.

Pokemon Snap sends players on a virtual tour of Pokemon Island, where they take pictures of various Pokemon in their natural habitat. At times, players do have to interact with certain Pokemon, in order to catch them in rare poses, or even push them into evolving. Players then show their pictures to Professor Oak, who judges the photos based on the size, pose, technique, and number of Pokemon captured on film.

Pokemon Snap is already available on the original Wii, and is priced at $10. The Wii U version will support GamePad, Classic Controller Pro, or the Wii U Pro Controller.


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