New Pokémon Snap Will Be Updated For Free In August

The Pokémon Company revealed this morning they will be releasing a free update into New Pokémon Snap with some cool additions. The update will be released at 6pm PT on August 3rd for the Nintendo Switch and will include a few new beautiful areas to visit, as well as 20 additional Pokémon to discover. While they're not telling us all of the new creatures to find, you can read more from the team about the areas you'll visit below, and see a new trailer highlighting them.

What new things will you find and trouble to get into with New Pokémon Snap? Courtesy of The Pokémon Company.
What new things will you find and trouble to get into with New Pokémon Snap? Courtesy of The Pokémon Company.

Across the three new areas, players will find a variety of Pokémon, including those already familiar from players' journey across the Lental region as well as 20 more Pokémon that couldn't be found before. Three stunning new areas will be available to explore:

  • Secret Side Path (Day/Night) – The NEO-ONE shrinks to a tiny size when you explore this area, so the Pokémon you see will look gigantic! You can even hear their breathing and footsteps in this thrilling area, and you might spot new kinds of behavior from Pokémon you've seen before.
  • Mightywide River (Day/Night) – Mightywide River is a nurturing water source that provides the whole of Belusylva Island with sustenance. You'll be conducting research as you ride down the river, so be on the lookout for rapids as you search for Pokémon, and keep your camera ready so you don't miss capturing them in action.
  • Barren Badlands (Day/Night) – In this area, you'll research the badlands of Voluca Island, where dry winds from the desert blow.​ This area has many peculiar features, from geysers to poisonous, gas-spewing swamps. Pokémon may be hiding underground or in the rocky cliffs, so keep your eyes peeled for them while you're on your expedition.

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