Imagine Pokemon Snap but set in a rough, neon tinged future. That’s Umurangi Generation and it’s heading to the Nintendo Switch on June 5th.
That’s the news from Umurangi Generation developers Origame Digital and publisher Playism (Tasomachi, Bright Memory). The photography game set in a “shitty future” has been available on Steam since May 2020 but it’ll soon be making its way to the Nintendo Switch. If you’ve been following the progress of this game on Twitter, you’ll have seen some of the cool new features that this version of the game will have. The most impressive of these new additions is the use of the gyroscope control to turn the camera angle in your hand.
“Set in Tauranga Aotearoa off the back of an impending crisis you are a courier for the Tauranga Express. Throughout the game you will unlock a variety of lenses and equipment.”
- Unique and Expressive Grading System – Each photo you take is judged on its color, content and composition. Taking a photo will net you a cash score which will go towards your final payout. Complete Photo Bounties any way you like. Once you’ve completed these bounties deliver the parcel to finish the level.
- Exploration Bonuses on Each Level – New equipment for your camera is unlocked by finding film canisters, recreating postcards, fulfilling timed deliveries, and finding a way to fit all of your friends in one photo.
- Edit your photos and develop your unique color grade. The tools in the game are flexible enough that you can touch up your photos to look better than when you took them. If you are an experienced photographer you’ll fit right in. If this is your first time, you’ll be on your journey in no time.