East New Pokémon Snap a multiplayer game? That's what tons of people are wondering as the game launches worldwide. While the classic N64 was a solo affair from start to finish, the series has come a long way since then. Recent titles like Let's GO games and others have offered their own take on cooperative play. So, has the latest spin-off followed suit? Is New Pokémon Snap multiplayer or cooperative?
Is there cooperative multiplayer in the new Pokémon Snap?
The question is very valid and presents a good idea of what you might experience in New Pokémon Snap. All you do in the game is follow the trail, taking pictures of Pokemon that live nearby. Sure, there's interaction, like throwing fruit or Illumina orbs, and sometimes you can take different paths, but players can just be in the same vehicle as they go through the level, taking pictures in different directions.
Unfortunately, New Pokémon Snap doesn't offer any multiplayer options, whether co-op or otherwise. Unlike Let's GO, which allows another player to jump right into your adventure and help you out, there's simply no method to add a second player when exploring the Lental region. So put that second set of Joy-Cons aside and settle in for a solo adventure again.
How to play multiplayer in the new Pokémon Snap
However, there are fun ways to include other players in the experience. For one thing, they can keep tabs on Pokémon you might have missed. A lot of times when you're taking photos you get a kind of tunnel vision and don't notice anything just outside the frame. They can help you here, and maybe you can fight for higher scores on some photos by swiping the controller back and forth after each step. However you handle it, it won't be through the game mechanics.
Sorry to give such a sad answer to the question of whether New Pokémon Snap is multiplayer or cooperative, but that's how the game was made. Hopefully we'll get a DLC in the future that adds the much requested feature.
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