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Nintendo Reveals Its Next Mobile Game: 'Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp'

Written by sdsichero on Wednesday, October 25 2017 and posted in News with Benefits

Nintendo Reveals Its Next Mobile Game: 'Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp'

Is that K.K. Slider in your pocket or are you just happy to see me?

Source: Nintendo Direct - 10.24.2017

Back in March or 2015, Nintendo made a surprise announcement that they would be partnering with mobile company DeNA to produce mobile games based on their IP. In December 2016 the action platformer  Super Mario Run was released starring the company mascot. While not a flop, since Nintendo used the "pay upfront" model for the game, investors were not that enthusiastic about the profits missed using the model.

Nintendo later announced the basis of their next two mobile games: Fire Emblem and Animal Crossing. Fire Emblem Heroes was released in February of this year, and though the strategy game is less known than Mario, the free-to-play with in-app purchase model (with the random draw "gacha" game mechanic) proved to be very profitable. Today Nintendo revealed its newest mobile game: Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp.

Animal Crossing began life on the Nintendo 64 in 2001 in Japan and came to the West via a version ported to GameCube in 2002. The game was an open-ended game in which your character moves into a village filled with anthropomorphized animals. You perform tasks to earn your house, collect things, and basically do chores. Several versions of the game followed, most following a similar structure. In 2013's (2012 in Japan) Animal Crossing: New Leaf for the 3DS, you become the mayor of the town you move into (but you still have to pay off your house), and a 2016 update to the game Welcome Amiibo, a new area called the Campground was added.

Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp takes some of the elements from Animal Crossing: New Leaf - Welcome Amiibo and puts it in the game. In the mobile game Animal Crossing spokesdog Isabelle assigns you the role of campsite manager. Your role is to build up the campsite, making it an attractive place for visitors to come. You perform tasks to earn materials for crafting, or to buy things, or to trade for things. Your camper can take you to different areas (island, beach, forest, river) to do different things (fish, catch bugs, etc) and get different things. Like the main games, the game is in real time, with day-night cycles and seasons. Some people and items are only available at certain times.



There is much more and you can check out the website for details, or the Twitter  feed for updates. Here is the Nintendo Direct presentation in which the game was revealed:


Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp will arrive in late November (you can sign up for notification of availability) for iOS 9.0+ and Android 4.2+. The game will be free with in-app purchases, and has a good chance of taking over your life for a good amount of time…


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