New Pokémon Snap: Created a controller inspired by the in-game camera

New Pokémon Snap: Created a controller inspired by the in-game camera

New Pokémon Snap

YouTuber BigRig Creates has created a working controller in the shape of a Gyro Camera, New Pokémon Snap's futuristic camera with which players immortalize Pokémon in nature and perform other game actions.

Direct sequel to Pokémon Snap for Nintendo 64, New Pokémon Snap is a spin-off of the pocket monsters available for Nintendo Switch, a shooter on rails where instead of having weapons you take pictures: the game takes players on a nice photographic safari among the habitats of countless creatures by Nintendo and Game Freak. The new episode, developed by Bandai Namco studios, recently received a substantial free update with new areas to explore and new creatures to photograph.

The entire unit was 3D printed and then colored to style presented by official marketing and gaming assets. The controller is made to accommodate the Joy-Con inside, so that they can be handled with the entire equipment simulating in this way the handling of the Gyro Camera, which despite its futuristic functions in the game, for the size and for the its use is in effect a small compact camera. BigRig Creates also made sure to use the zoom function of the game in a realistic way, as you would use with a real photographic lens, thanks to Nintendo Labo and motion control. You can observe the construction and use of the fanmade controlelr of New Pokémon Snap in the video below.

Some fans in the video comments are wondering if the same thing can be replicated with the materials provided by Nintendo Labo, although they are less resistant than a 3D print. Other fans, however, are wondering if Nintendo will not really release a similar gadget officially sooner or later. Considering the impressions of the game and the comments to the video in question, it could really be an economically winning move for the Kyoto-based company. In the meantime, we leave you to our game review.

New Pokémon Snap is available on Amazon by clicking here.

7 Photography Games To Get New Pokémon Snap Fans Back Behind The Lens

Two weeks ago, we got a free expansion for New Pok√©mon Snap. The update introduced a range of fresh content to get digital photographers back in the NEO-ONE, including three new areas to explore, a handful of previously unseen Pok√©mon to capture, and an experimental technique that shrinks both vehicle and photographer. Don’t worry about the side effects; the shots are great!

While the expansion gave fans plenty of fun Pok√©mon-filled photo-ops, many may find themselves running out of new subjects this week. But if you’re not ready to put down the virtual camera just yet, here are some video games that will put your honed photography skills to good use.


Platforms: Switch, PC

If you need a quick break from reality to stop and snap the roses, Toem looks promising. Coming this fall, the black-and-white photographic adventure will set you on the path to experiencing Toem, a phenomenon only found at the highest peak. Getting there will require you to use your camera to help the people you find along the way. Alongside solving puzzles and exploring the countryside, you’ll also get to unwind to the game’s chill tunes. 

Fatal Frame: Maiden of Black Water

Platforms: PS5, Xbox Series X/S, PS4, Xbox One, Switch, PC

From chill to thrill, the remastered version of Fatal Frame: Maiden of Black Water, coming October 28, puts a deadly spin on the photography sim genre. The latest installment of the Japanese survival-horror series, Maiden of Black Water, was originally released in 2014 for Wii U. The game places the player on Mt. Hikami – nicknamed the mountain of death – and asks them to fight off frightening spirits using only an old camera. You must either become a stellar photographer or die trying.

Umurangi Generation

Platforms: Switch, PC

Recent winner of the Seumas McNally Grand Prize at GDC’s Independent Games Festival Awards, Umurangi Generation is all about artful photography. The game by Origame Digital is currently out, which means you can jump into a session right now. Set in a bleak-looking future, Umurangi Generation puts you in the shoes of a Tauranga Express courier. The game’s first-person action asks you to take a series of creative shots to reveal its unfolding narrative.

Alba: A Wildlife Adventure

Platforms: PS5, Xbox Series X/S, PS4, Xbox One, Switch, PC, iOS

Imagine a sunny day with a cool ocean breeze, and you’ve captured the vibe of Alba: A Wildlife Adventure. The game follows Alba on a visit to her grandparents' island home and invites players to explore the scenery at their own pace. Described as a “chillectathon,” this photography-centric romp will have you snap images of the surrounding wildlife in their natural habitats to help protect the land from destructive development. Alba: A Wildlife Adventure came out on consoles earlier this year, so you can pick it up today. Be sure to check out our review. 


Platforms: Xbox Series X/S, Xbox One, PC

It’s got puppies. It’s got photography. What’s not to like? Pupperazzi is remarkably similar to Pok√©mon Snap, but instead of Pok√©mon, the game lets you go snap-happy in a world populated by dogs. Getting good shots can net you better gear and camera features to help you catch all those good boys in their best light. Recently highlighted in the ID@Xbox showcase, you’ll be able to find Pupperazzi soon on Xbox via Game Pass.

The Good Life

Platforms: PS4, Xbox One, Switch, PC

A New York photojournalist is on a quest to find out what’s really going on in the suspiciously happy town of Rainy Woods in this photo-centric game by developer Swery. The Good Life’s protagonist, newspaper photographer Naomi Hayward, is also beset by financial troubles. So, wielding your trusty camera, the player will try to solve two things at once, the secret behind the town’s joyful demeanor and Hayward’s cashflow issues. Oh, and the villagers turn into dogs and cats at night because, of course they do. The Good Life is set to release this fall.


Platforms: Switch, PC, iOS

This aesthetically striking game is described as a “surveillance mystery.” What are you surveilling? Squirrels. That’s right. The bushy-tailed woodland creatures are the key to a mystery in this unique title. While much of the game centers around video recordings, there are still opportunities to capture suspicious squirrel activity in a good, old-fashioned still-shot. You can set up your camera now, as the game released earlier this year.