Bandai Namco are the principle builders of New Pokémon Snap, and due to New Pokémon Snap director Haruki Suzaki, we now know why. Suzaki had talked to IGN about it, revealing that it’s because of their work on Pokkén Tournament. HAL Laboratory, the builders of the unique Pokémon Snap, additionally got involved with the sport’s development.

Suzaki stated that “Pokkén Tournament utilized Bandai Namco Studio’s strengths and it made Pokémon appealing in a new way. Because of this, we got another opportunity to do something together again and this led to the development of New Pokémon Snap. We were able to talk with the developers [from the original game] and the project started with the involvement of many people”.