Way back in April of 2016, Nintendo announced that they’d be bringing a free-to-play Animal Crossing game to mobile, but since then, details have been fairly quiet. That is, until today.
Announced today during a 15-minute Nintendo Direct, Animal Crossing Pocket Camp is an all new mobile adventure set in the world of Animal Crossing. In the game, you’ll be tasked with building a campsite for all your favourite furry friends (and maybe some of your fleshy friends too!). You’ll have to complete tasks for a few familiar faces, to earn materials that you can use to build new furniture. Build an animal’s favourite furniture, and they’ll even stick around!
There are a few details that were shown off, including, yes, in-app purchases for buying Leaf Tickets, which you can use to get materials more easily, and speed up the building of new amenities and furniture, which take a bit of time to build. But don’t worry! You can also earn plenty of Leaf Tickets in-game by completing requests for visitors and for completing daily quests. There’s also a multiplayer aspect of the game, which lets you visit other players’ campsites to get inspiration for your own, and even add those players as friends.
There’s a wide variety of other activities to earn Bells too, including bug hunting, fishing, and rock smashing. You’ll be able to spend those Bells on new amenities for your campers, furniture and clothing, as well as upgrades to your very own camper van.
Animal Crossing Pocket Camp is scheduled to launch in late November on both iOS and Android. What do you think of this new game? Are you excited to have all your favourite animal friends in your pocket? Let us know in the comments!
You can watch the full Direct below or scroll past it to check out a tonne of screenshots from the Direct.