Japanese gaming magazine Weekly Famitsu has recently published an interview with The Pokémon Company president Tsunekazu Ishihara and New Pokemon Snap director Haruki Suzaki. The interview has revealed that The Pokemon Company had been thinking of revitalising the Pokemon Snap franchise in the past but they couldn’t accomplish what they wanted to do with the series using previous Nintendo consoles such as the GameCube, Wii, and to an extent, the Wii U. The Pokemon Company president, Tsunekazu Ishihara also mentioned that New Pokemon Snap for the Nintendo Switch was the “fruits of of many years of trial and error.”
“With the release of every new generation of consoles, be it the GameCube or Wii, we discussed making a sequel. Taking photos has become something we do every day and its novelty isn’t what it once was, so it was a difficult concept to design an game around. There was a lot of debate about how the gimmick would work, which made it difficult to start development. This game was the fruits of many years of trial and error. We finally found a concept that made sense on Nintendo Switch and made it.
The Pokemon Company president, Tsunekazu Ishihara