Pokémon Snap will be finally available on the Wii U Virtual Console this January 5th. The Wii U Virtual Console release, which launched in Japan and Europe months ago, will cost $9.99. he Wii Virtual Console version of the game is also compatible on Wii U, and has been since the latter console launched in November 2012.
What’s different about the Wii U port is that it will be compatible with the Wii U GamePad, although players won’t be able to use its gyroscope to take photos. That seems like a missed opportunity: The on-rails photography simulator makes players use the joystick to control the focal point of their cameras, a gimmick that seems well-suited for motion controls.