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Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp coming to mobile next month

Nintendo’s latest mobile game is Animal Crossing Pocket Camp.

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Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp

Nintendo’s latest mobile game is Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp.

Nintendo has announced that Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp will be released on iOS and Android devices in late November. As the name suggests, the game is a distilled version of Animal Crossing that is set in campsite.

By all appearances Pocket Camp includes all of usual busy work that has made the franchise a success, with a number of new, and potentially dangerous, additions.

The core of the game appears to remain the same as its console predecessors; do chores, get things, decorate your home. Or in this case, a camper van that can be fully customised, and even made bigger on the inside, just like a TARDIS.

Other new additions include crafting collectibles to make furniture that encourages other animals to visit the campsite. And when they do, there’s a new ‘Friendship Level’ feature that shows just how much an animal likes you.

There’s also a revamp to the fishing mechanic, plus the usual array of shops and seasonal events. Players can also exchange ID numbers to visit each others campsites

The game will be free-to-play, and uses micro-transactions. Leaf Tickets – which can be earned in-game, or purchased with real money – are used to gain materials, or increase the speed it takes to build an campsite amenities such as pools and merry-go-rounds.

And the dangerous part? The game runs in real-time, meaning there are likely to be events happening at certain times of day that will require grown-ups who know better to reorganise their whole working lives. Cheers, Nintendo.

Today’s Direct didn’t include any news on a Nintendo Switch version of Animal Crossing, but we’d be surprised if one wasn’t in the works, and even more surprised if it didn’t connect to Pocket Camp in some fashion .

Find out more over at the official website.


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