New Pokémon Snap gets a free content update with new courses and Pokémon

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There’s a fresh batch of free DLC now available for New Pokémon Snap on Nintendo Switch. The new content is available through a title update that adds three new areas to visit and twenty more Pokémon to discover.


What’s new in this Pokémon Snap DLC?

The three new areas to explore are:

  • 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 behaviour 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.

While there will be plenty of Pokémon returning from other courses, there will also be 20 new Pokémon to spot across the Lental region, including fan favourites like Psyduck and Gyarados.

New Pokémon Snap DLC Psyduck

New Pokémon Snap revived the classic N64 Pokémon spin-off for a new era back in May, and a lot of people loved the nostalgic throwback. We enjoyed it as well, and in our New Pokémon Snap review, Nic said:

“New Pokémon Snap has a lot going for it. It’s a genuinely endearing game that shutterbugs and Pokémon fans alike will enjoy, and anyone in the middle of that Venn diagram will absolutely love. That love will not be blind to the game’s stark limitations, though. As it stands, it’s a perfectly serviceable game, but some minor tweaks and quality of life improvements such as auto-completing requests you’ve finished, could drastically improve this game’s flow and make it a far more enjoyable experience for everyone.”

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