Japanese game magazine Weekly Famitsu recently published an interview with Pokémon Company President Tsunekazu Ishihara and new Pokemon Snap director Haruki Suzaki. The interview revealed that Pokemon Company had been considering reviving the Pokemon Snap franchise in the past, but they could not use previous Nintendo consoles (such as GameCube, Wii) to complete the series they wanted to do, and to some extent, Wii U. The Pokemon Company President Tsunekazu Ishihara also mentioned that Nintendo Switch’s New Pokemon Snap is “the result of years of trial and error.”
“With the release of each generation of game consoles, whether it is GameCube or Wii, we are discussing making a sequel. Taking pictures has become something we do every day. Its novelty is no longer what it used to be, so it is difficult to design games around The concept. There are many debates about how this gimmick works, which makes it difficult to start development. This game is the culmination of years of trial and error. We finally found a meaningful concept on Nintendo Switch and implemented it.
Pokemon Company President Tsunekazu Ishihara