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Best Nintendo Switch Camera Games – Photo and Photography Modes in Switch Games


Photo fashions are so hot these days! But hey, not so much on Switch. Search for “Best Photo Modes” and you’ll probably get a ton of PlayStation and Xbox games, like The Last of Us, God of War, or Death Stranding. And sure, these games are beautiful, cute, and photorealistic … But you don’t need a fancy 4K game console to take great photos, and what’s more – Nintendo wholesale invented take pictures in games, don’t you!

To prove that the Switch can hold up when it comes to photography, we’ve rounded up the best games that either have brilliant photo modes or are in fact on photography, right here on Switch.

Get your trigger … uh, shutter fingers ready, it’s time to snap!

TOEM (Switch eShop)

Editor: Something that we did / Developer: Something that we did

Release date: September 17, 2021 (United States) / September 17, 2021 (UK / EU)

Don’t be fooled by its black and white look, TOEM is a world full of colors. Just not literally. This is a cute, hand-drawn little exploration game that has gone unnoticed, but deserves a second look for anyone interested in a charming and quirky game about discovering secrets through the lens of your computer. own camera.

Photography in TOEM is simple: just aim and shoot. People will give you tasks, like taking a photo of a certain bug, or helping them find something missing (by taking a photo), or solving puzzles – but that’s not the act of photographing. which gives life to this game. It is in between: research, discovery and adventure. The world of TOEM is full of little joys to discover, and the camera is just your way of documenting them.

New Pokémon Snap (Switch)New Pokémon Snap (Switch)

Editor: Nintendo / Developer: Bandai Namco

Release date: April 30, 2021 (United States) / April 30, 2021 (UK / EU)

New Pokémon Snap is the culmination of more than 20 years of fans clamoring for a sequel to the cult N64 game, Pokémon Snap, which combined rail-firing mechanics with a peaceful safari-style expedition into a world of Pokémon.

This has been revived, tweaked, and largely left unchanged for New Pokémon Snap, with players releasing apples Fluffruit at Wild Pokémon to get the best shots for their photo albums. Additional surprises, like the Re-Snap feature for editing photos, the abilities to go underwater and shrink, and the Illumina phenomenon – which makes Pokémon shine – brought the Poképhotography game into the modern era. Being able to share our pictures on social networks didn’t hurt either!

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Umurangi Generation Special Edition (Switch eShop)Umurangi Generation Special Edition (Switch eShop)

Editor: Digital origame / Developer: Digital origame

Release date: June 5, 2021 (United States) / June 5, 2021 (UK / EU)

There are types of photographers who risk their lives to document wars, riots and global tragedies. Without their cameras, the world would not be able to take these events into account; we may not even know them. Umurangi Generation, at first, puts you in the shoes of a young photographer who just wants to skate and hang out with his friends in a red skies Aotearoa, but as a looming global crisis looms in the background. , the photos you take for some anonymous posting take on a darker meaning. You document what could be the end of the world. Is your contribution priceless or worthless?

This sandbox photography game is one we weren’t able to review when it was released, although what we’ve played about it so far is impressive. As of this writing, it’s on sale at a 50% discount on Switch eShop, so there’s never been a better time to buy it.

The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild (Switch)The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild (Switch)

Editor: Nintendo / Developer: Nintendo SPD

Release date: March 3, 2017 (United States) / March 3, 2017 (UK / EU)

Breath of the Wild isn’t the first Zelda game to incorporate photography as a mechanic – that honor goes to Majora’s Mask and its one-shot Picto box – but it is the first Zelda game to do photography. much of the game.

As the last rune Link receives after waking up, the camera exists to help Link complete the Hyrule Compendium … and take selfies. In fact, the developers even put together eight different selfie poses, which is about the only time we see Link really fooling around. And since the world of BOTW is so beautiful, it’s a fantastic addition to be able to capture its panoramic views and jaw-dropping organic events like the Blood Moon and dragons flying in the sky.

On a darker note, there are also Link’s lost memories – represented by photographs taken before Hyrule’s fall – which can help him trigger cutscenes to remember what he forgot.

Monster Hunter Rise (Switch)Monster Hunter Rise (Switch)

Editor: Capcom / Developer: Capcom

Release date: March 26, 2021 (United States) / March 26, 2021 (UK / EU)

Monster Hunter Rise isn’t just about hunting down huge and intimidating monsters, although it is a big part of it. You can also cause a storm with your friends.

Beyond the obvious Switch capture button, the game actually has a full camera function. This is important, because after the hunt the next most important part of the game is fashion, with plenty of armor to craft for you, your Palicos, and Palamutes. To access it, scroll down the menu at the bottom right with the D-Pad to the camera, then up / down to activate it. You can zoom, crop and change perspectives, saving up to 300 images for your album. There are even quests that will sometimes need you to use it.

It’s all about creating a storm with your friends though.

The Forgotten City - Cloud Version (Switch eShop)The Forgotten City - Cloud Version (Switch eShop)

Editor: Dear villagers / Developer: Modern storyteller

Release date: September 23, 2021 (United States) / September 23, 2021 (UK / EU)

The Forgotten City might not be the kind of game you want wait to have a photo mode, but the ability to stop the people of this city trapped in a time loop fits quite well into the story.

With the addition of free filters and camera moves, you can show off the amazingly gorgeous sights and settings in this weird and beautiful storytelling game, and take a moment to appreciate all the golden statues as well. There is of course a parcel of golden statues.

Unpacking (Switch eShop)Unpacking (Switch eShop)

Editor: Humble games / Developer: Witch bundle

Release date: November 2, 2021 (United States) / November 2, 2021 (UK / EU)

Unboxing is a relatively straightforward game about, well … unpacking, corn his photo mode adds an additional element of personality to the story. You slowly discover who the human is behind all the cardboard boxes, as you pull out art supplies, a college degree, and beloved plush toys; in photo mode, you decide who is this person and how they react to things.

You can put the stuffed pig down with a knife, or add stickers and effects to make things magical, or even a depressing filter to represent how miserable you were in that tiny apartment. After all, photos preserve our memories, and our memories are colored by the photos that survive. To the right?

Super Smash Bros.  Ultimate (Switch)Super Smash Bros.  Ultimate (Switch)

Editor: Nintendo / Developer: Nintendo

Release date: December 7, 2018 (United States) / December 7, 2018 (UK / EU)

The boss of the series Smash Bros. Masahiro Sakurai surprised and delighted his Twitter followers with photos taken using Super Smash Bros. Photo Mode. Ultimate (although it is a developer version with special tools reserved for Sakurai) for years now. The ability to assemble and organize the biggest crossover list in video game history for hi-jinks and hilarity is at the heart of this platform fighter, and the addition of a photo mode has was a stroke of genius.

How else are you supposed to get a photo of Captain Falcon brandishing a Custom robot?