New Pokemon Snap Switch release countdown

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New Pokemon Snap, the sequel to the cult hit Nintendo 64 game, is out tomorrow.

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We're counting down to release with everything you need to know about the game, including what the download size is, when you can start playing it, and what the reviewers are saying.

Latest - The Reviews Are In


With New Pokemon Snap set to release tonight, the reviews are in and they're pretty positive.

The game is currently sitting at 80 on Metacritic, from 43 reviews.

The overall consensus seems to be that, while not without its flaws, any long-term Pokemon fan will enjoy it.

New Pokemon Snap Release Date

New Pokemon Snap will release on Nintendo Switch on April 30.


You will be able to buy New Pokemon Snap at launch for $60 or around £50 both digitally and physically.

If you're in the UK, you might be able to buy a physical copy of the game for closer to £40 if you look around a bit.


Preload & Unlock Times

Preload is already live on Nintendo Switch for New Pokemon Snap. If you've pre-ordered the game, you should already be able to download it to your system.

If you haven't pre-ordered and do so before April 30, the game will install automatically so that you're ready for when it goes live.

Talking of that, New Pokemon Snap unlocks at midnight local time in your region. You'll be able to jump in from the moment the clock strikes 12.

File Download Size

As the Nintendo website's official page for the game states, you'll need 6.8 GB of free space on your Switch's hard drive or SD card to download New Pokemon Snap.

If you're buying the game physically, you shouldn't need that much space, however.

Latest Trailer

Below is the latest New Pokemon Snap trailer for you to check out.


There will inevitably be a launch trailer released between now and April 30, and we'll update you once it is out.


Preorder Bonuses

While there are no in-game preorder bonuses available for New Pokemon Snap, many retailers in the UK are offering sticker sheets and posters with physical preorders.

Elsewhere, you'll only get the game when you pre-order it.

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BONUSES: Get these stickers with some UK pre-orders

If you buy the game digitally from the Switch's eShop, though, you'll get some bonus Gold Points.


How Many Pokemon There Are in New Pokemon Snap?

While the full list of Pokemon in New Pokemon Snap has not been confirmed, it is rumoured that more than 200 Pokemon are included.

iMore has a good list of some of the Pokemon confirmed so far, but there will inevitably more that haven't been revealed yet.