Pokemon Snap U
What is it?: Pokemon Snap is a simple game from the days of Nintendo 64. The gameplay is basic; you are on a cart that follows a pre-determined path. While traveling this path you have a limited amount of film and you are tasked with capturing as many great shots of Pokemon in their natural habitat as possible. You have a few items with you that you can use to interact with the Pokemon, but your main goal is the photography.
Why it should exist: An HD remake of Snap seems like a perfect fit for Nintendo’s new Wii U console. The gamepad could be used as a physical camera replicating a viewfinder on the touchscreen. It makes sense. Nintendo owns the rights to Pokemon merchandise and they could likely program this title in a couple of months (a little bit would go a long way).
What I would like to see: I would like to see the game take on a less structured approach than its predecessor. Using the built in gyroscope to look around would free up the analog sticks to use for movement of the cart or craft. This opens up the possibility of multiple paths to choose and possibly a complete off-road adventure.
Other Possibilities: With the popularity of photo apps on smartphones and touch devices, Nintendo could join forces to make this game interactive outside of the console. Partnering with Instagram, for instance, they could add an upload feature to share your best shots with your friends. They could also partner with Nikon or Canon to offer in-game replications of various lenses and have an advanced mode where you have to take time to switch between them to get the shot.
*Screen image found here.