Fujifilm and Nintendo have announced that they have teamed up for the upcoming New Pokemon Snap which is due out on the Nintendo Switch on 30th April with a new printing device. The company announced the instax mini Link application for Nintendo Switch alongside the specifically designed for the smartphone printer “instax mini Link” (Link) to allow gamers to capture moments from the aforementioned New Pokemon Snap and other Nintendo games. Read on for more information from Fujifilm and check out the new video showing off the device below.
“There are many scenes game players want to preserve as a screenshot, such as a memorable moment in “Animal Crossing: New Horizons,” a moment of completing a stage in “Super Mario” and picture-perfect encounters with Pokémon in New Pokémon Snap (to be released on April 30, 2021). The new app makes it possible to easily create an instax print of such screenshots or videos, recorded in the Nintendo Switch, to start a collection of images or use the pictures to decorate a room, bringing the world of a favorite game or character to daily life.
Fujifilm’s Link is a smartphone printer that establishes a Bluetooth connection with a smartphone via dedicated app to produce a high-quality instax print of an image on the smartphone. The app allows users to edit an image, combine it with a variety of frames that come with the app, or take the best moment out of video and print it out. The palm-top device is compact and weighs just 200g for excellent portability. Since its launch in October 2019, the printer has enjoyed huge popularity as a tool that turns every photo opportunity into fun time.
In addition to the current way of enjoying the Link, the new dedicated app “instax mini Link for Nintendo Switch” can produce an instax print out of a scene from game play, screenshot of a game character or a selected moment of video stored in the Nintendo Switch. When the users select an image saved on Nintendo Switch, the QR code will be displayed on the screen of Nintendo Switch. Then, when the users scan it with the dedicated app, the image will be transferred to the smartphone and displayed on the app. The image can be printed as it is or cropped.
The app’s screen design can be chosen from three themes, such as “Animal Crossing: New Horizons,” “Super Mario” and New Pokémon Snap, so that users can enjoy the world of their favorite game or character while operating the app. The app also comes with 59 new frames, featuring characters from the three games, to add to 36 frame designs available in the current Link app for use in the Frame Print function, in which an image can be combined with a frame design for printout. It enables the users to enjoy printing with the design frame of their favorite game. The dedicated app can be downloaded free of charge.”