Nintendo has just fully revealed the long awaited Animal Crossing mobile game and it’s called Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp launching in late November.
In Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp, you can work to build, manage, and decorate your very own Animal Crossing campsite right on your smartphone. You can craft furniture or build amenity buildings with materials to customize the campsite just to your liking.
There’s more to this game than just the campsite though! In order to find materials to do your crafting, you’ll need to explore the other areas of the map including a forest, beach, mining quarry, island, and river. Catch fish with your fishing rod or throw net at the beach, capture bugs with your net or honey in the forest, or get to work hitting rocks for minerals at the quarry.
Around the campgrounds, you’ll find villagers to chat with offering quests to fulfill by bring them the correct items. Help them out to increase your friendship level with them and unlock new rewards.
One of the best aspects of the Animal Crossing series is making it over to Pocket Camp with time passing in-game alongside the real world, just like regular Animal Crossing games. There will even be changes in the season and limited-time events with new furniture. Since the application requires an internet connection, we suspect time travellers will be out of luck this time!
Of course it wouldn’t be a true Animal Crossing game without shops to visit, so don’t forget to take a visit to places like Nookling Global and Able Sisters To Go everyday to see the latest items to buy. There’s also the new OK Motors for all your camper needs. Just like other Animal Crossing titles, the inventory at these stores will rotate often.
And although there doesn’t appear to be any conventional real-time multiplayer, you’ll still be able to enjoy Pocket Camp with your real friends by adding their friend ID to check out their campsites and see how they’re doing.
While Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp will a free-to-play game and can be downloaded at no charge, the application of course offers in-app purchases in the form of Leaf Tickets. You’ll use Leaf Tickets to speed up the crafting time for items, obtain new camper designs, and find materials with ease. These tickets will be purchasable using real money but also through regular gameplay, likely at a limited rate.
Look out for Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp when it launches for both Android and iOS smart devices in late November. You can pre-register with your Nintendo Account here, or on the Google Play Store here for Android users.
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