1. Pokemon Snap 2
Hey, Nintendo? Pokémon Company? Want to make a whole lot of money really quickly? Okay: You’re going to make a sequel to Pokémon Snap. I know, I know, you don’t want to do this unless you have a fresh idea for it. Good news, I have one for you. That Poke Ride feature in the upcoming Pokémon Sun and Moon? The one that lets players user Pokémon to travel in new ways, such as flying on Charizard’s back? Co-opt it for a new game where the player can use different Pokémon to reach new locations and take pictures in ways that couldn’t be achieved through normal means. If the Switch turns out to have gyroscope features, use those to create a simulation of aiming the camera. We know this is on your mind, there is a similar feature coming in Sun and Moon, though it seems to be one that can only be triggered in certain locations. A full version of this would be a hit with fans old and new. But this could go so much further. With the new account system created back when Miitomo came out, Nintendo Consoles and smartphones gained the ability to interface via this account system. The new Pokémon Snap could take advantage of this and allow players to share photos taken in-game directly to their phones for sharing in any way the see fit. Make memes on Twitter, add some filters in Instagram, share to a Facebook group or save for posterity. It would be the perfect throwback to the original game’s ability to print photos from special stations set up in Blockbuster stores. If they want to go further, they can create a Pokémon Snap application for smartphones that not only does the photo sharing, but lets fans take AR photos of Pokémon in their day-to-day lives, just like in Pokémon GO but without all the nonsense. These sharing abilities would expand the reach of the Nintendo Switch even further, past portability, and create another pop-culture wave using Pokémon. Quite frankly, the lack of a Pokémon Snap is one of the great failures of the Wii U. Correcting this on the Nintendo Switch is the best way to start off on the right foot.