What you need to know
- Nintendo Switch Online is a subscription service that offers access to online play and retro games from the NES and SNES.
- The Nintendo Switch Online + Expansion Pack gives access to Nintendo 64 and Sega Genesis titles, alongside DLC for select Nintendo Switch games.
- Pokémon Snap is set to be added to the Expansion Pack on June 24, 2022.
Pokémon Snap was originally released on the Nintendo 64 in 1999 and has beloved by the Pokémon community ever since. It was an on-rails "shooter", except the player shoots photos of Pokémon in their natural habitats to fill out a Pokédex. A sequel was requested for a long time, with the Nintendo Wii U being described as the perfect console for it. However, it wasn't until the Nintendo Switch that New Pokémon Snap was released.
The Nintendo Switch Online + Expansion Pack offers everyone's favorite Nintendo 64 games, like Super Mario 64 and The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time. Now, Nintendo announced that the original Pokémon Snap will be coming to the service this month.
Capture wild Pokémon on Pokémon Island… with a camera!
Pokémon Snap is coming to #NintendoSwitch for #NintendoSwitchOnline + Expansion Pack members on 6/24! #Nintendo64 📸 pic.twitter.com/O6zKlYY66PCapture wild Pokémon on Pokémon Island… with a camera!
Pokémon Snap is coming to #NintendoSwitch for #NintendoSwitchOnline + Expansion Pack members on 6/24! #Nintendo64 📸 pic.twitter.com/O6zKlYY66P— Nintendo of America (@NintendoAmerica) June 17, 2022June 17, 2022
Those with an active subscription can look at The Pokémon Company's take on the on-rails shooter starting on June 24, 2022. Though the game is relatively short, it's full of secrets and charm that are sure to make you smile.
Lots of retro goodness under one roof.
The Nintendo Switch Online Expansion Pack offers not only online connectivity, but access to cloud saves, Nintendo Entertainment System, Super Nintendo Entertainment System, Nintendo 64, and Sega Genesis titles. Subscribers get special offers for retro-themed controllers, and DLC for Animal Crossing: New Horizons, Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, and Splatoon 2.
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Nadine is a freelance writer for iMore with a specialty in all things Nintendo, often working on news, guides, reviews, and editorials. She's been a huge Nintendo fan ever since she got to pet her very own Nintendog, and enjoys looking at Nintendo's place in the video game industry. Writing is her passion, but she mostly does it so that she can pay off her ever-growing debt to Tom Nook. Her favorite genres are simulation games, rhythm games, visual novels, and platformers. You can find her at @stopthenadness on Twitter, where she'll more than likely be reposting cute Animal Crossing content.