Pokémon Snap Coming to Wii U Virtual Console in Japan

N64 Pokémon classic, Pokémon Snap, will be released on Wii U virtual console in Japan next week. The game will be available for purchase starting Wednesday, April 4th. A trip to Pokémon island will cost Japanese players 1028¥ (around 10 dollars), which is the standard price for mostN64 virtual console games.

There's no official statement on whether the game will come to other territories' Wii U eShops. It's very possible, however, as Pokémon Snap was released internationally for the original Wii's virtual console.

 Hopefully the good professor thinks your photos are "WONDERFUL"!

Hopefully the good professor thinks your photos are "WONDERFUL"!

Pokémon Snap was one of many successful spin-off games for the N64. In it, you take control of Todd Snap, a Pokémon photographer tasked by Professor Oak to assemble a photo album of all of the island's 63 Pokémon in their natural habitats. Interestingly, Snap was originally announced as a 64DD game, a N64 accessory that gave the console the ability to play disc-based games. The game was eventually developed and released on a cartridge because of the 64DD's very poor sales in Japan.