Animal Crossing, while humbly debuting on the Nintendo 64, grew to become one of Nintendo’s stronger brands. Animal Crossing: New Leaf, the last mainline installment in the series, launched for the Nintendo 3DS in 2012, although it obtained a sizable update last year. A new entry built for smartphones has been known to be in development. After some delay, Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp has been unveiled by a recent Nintendo Direct on October 24.
ANIMAL CROSSING: POCKET CAMP REVEALED, COMING NEXT MONTH
As with prior titles, Pocket Camp places you in a carefree world where you can live your life. Upon starting, you’ll create your avatar within the game, selecting your character’s gender and customizing it. Owing to the game’s title and platform, you’ll occupy a campsite this time rather than a complete town. However, there are multiple points of interest in the game, including a beach and island.
You’ll reside in your park alongside animals who talk and function like you, and it’s encouraged to become friendly with your neighbors. Moreover, you can exchange information with your real world friends and play with each other in-game, and even random bystanders will occasionally grace your campsite. You can purchase goods from your guests, too.
In addition to the series’ recognizable Bell currency, Leaf Tickets can be obtained. These can be collected through organic gameplay used for various in-game services. Moreover, optional microtransactions will also allow you to procure Leaf Tickets. Series stalwarts Timmy Nook, Tommy Nook and the Able Sisters return to continue their enterprises, and their stock changes regularly.
One of the features highlighted in this installment is the ability to craft your own furniture by accumulating the organic resources across the park, with fruits and wood being two examples given. Unloading your loot onto Cyrus will prompt him to build your order, which can be placed in your campsite or your camper once it’s finished. Customizing and designing your domain is a core facet of the franchise, and being able to create your own furniture is a nice way to evolve it.
Finally, per another series tradition, time will pass in-game just as it does in the real world, and seasonal events will be held. In short, this game will be updated regularly.
The latest fruit of the Nintendo-DeNA partnership will launch late November for iOS devices and Androids. It will be free to download.