Nintendo will add Pokemon Snap to the North American Wii U Virtual Console tomorrow

Nintendo announced that it will add Pokemon Snap to the Wii U eShop/Virtual Console tomorrow, January 5.

It's been available in Japan since last April, and in Europe since last August.

Shutterbug isn't the name of a rare Pokemon. It's your occupation in Pokemon Snap, a spin-off game for the N64 that challenges you to snap pics of Pokemon as you move through on-rails levels. At the end of each level, Professor Oak will judge for photos on criteria such as the visibility of the Pokemon you photographed, how many pocket monsters are in the photo, and many others.

Pokemon Snap will cost $9.99 on the Wii U Virtual Console. It's been out on the Wii Virtual Console for a while, but the Wii U version includes support for Nintendo's Pro Controller and the Wii U GamePad.

Nintendo's Pokemon-colored gravy train has been riding smoothly since the release of Pokemon Go for smartphones last summer. In November, Pokemon Sun and Moon for 3DS became the biggest launch in the handheld's history.

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