During today’s Nintendo Direct presentation, Nintendo finally revealed Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp, the Animal Crossing game for Android and iOS that was first announced quite a while ago. It will be released in late November, and if you really want to be notified as soon as it goes live, you can
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The app requires about 52MB of free space, and will download 83MB of extra data at start-up.
Speaking of the Google Play Store, here’s various screenshots from there:
For more details about the game itself, make sure to check out the following posts:
- All you need to know
- My Nintendo
- List of issues (and possible fixes)
- List of confirmed animals
- Events and Content updates
- Software updates
Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp – Nintendo Direct, Digest trailer
Here’s the full recording of the Nintendo Direct presentation:
And here’s a digest trailer:
Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp – Official website, details soundtrack sample
Following the presentation, Nintendo opened the official website for the game: click here to check it out!
Here’s the one, lone music sample on the official website:
The website also features plenty of additional details about the game. As you already know if you watched the presentation above, the game has you build your very own campsite, for you and your animal friends to enjoy. Naturally, there’s also all kinds of special events featuring the various animals… it wouldn’t be a proper Animal Crossing game otherwise!
It all begins with you arriving at a beautiful (but sadly, empty!) campsite, and meeting Isabelle who asks you, out of the blue, to run the place. Yes, just like that. Merely walking around in the Animal Crossing world sure is serious business… But first you need to create your own character, and you can choose the following:
- gender (boy or girl)
- hair colour
- skin colour
- eye colour
Your job consists in crafting furniture, amenities and other items (or rather, ask Cyrus to do it for you), so that you and your animal friends have things to interact with. Make sure to keep the tastes of the other animal in mind when decorating your campsite! As you can expect, there are a tons of items to craft, and no doubt Nintendo will add even more via frequent updates.
Amenities are special “buildings”, that take a little while to be built (though you can speed up the process using Leaf Tickets), but they’re definitely worth it: pool, merry-go-round, half-pipe… your campsite will become a much more livelier and welcoming place with them.
Speaking of Leaf Tickets, they can also be used to supplement any materials you may be running low of. You can also trade them for various items, such as a fishing net (to fish lots of things at once), honey (to attract insects), and more. You can get them via regular gameplay (by completing “quests” like in Fire Emblem Heroes), or by paying with real money.
By the way, the game also features the iconic Bells, that you can sell by selling insects, minerals, and more. It looks like you can even get some by shaking trees.
If you’re in the mood for some shopping, you can head to the Market Place, where you can find the following stores (among others):
- Nookling Global: offers various pieces of furniture that are too fancy for Cyrus to craft;
- Able Sisters: offers various pieces of clothings, for when you need to be fashionable;
- Kicks: for all your footy needs!
But the campsite isn’t everything in this game, there’s also recreations areas, where you can go take part in classic Animal Crossing activities, such as fishing, gathering fruits, collecting bugs,
and saving the planet from an alien invasion and more.
Here’s examples of recreation areas:
- Breezy Hollows (where lots of fruits acn be found)
- Sunburst Island (where you can find butterflies)
- Saltwater Shores (where you can find corals)
From the map, you can find the various places you can explore: island, beach, forest, river, and more.
Naturally, you can also meet with various animals in those recreation areas, and you can help them find the things they need to grow your friendship with them. Once they like you enough, they will come to your campsite. And once you’ve hosted an animal, they will be able to come back and visit at any time.
Each animal has its own friendship level, that you can raise by talking to them, completing their requests, and more.
Also, as the manager of the campsite, you get your very own camper, that you can customise at will. If you go see Giovanni, Carlo, and Beppe at OK motors, you can further customise it, by changing the looks of its exterior and even increasing its size on the inside.
Something to note about Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp is that gameplay takes place in real time, with morning, day, afternoon, evening, and night. Who knows which animals you will end up meeting at each time of the day? But it’s not just about animals: the time of day is most likely going to influence what you can find in the world (insects, fish, etc.).
Also, the website confirms there’s seasonal events, and you can check details about them by going to the “More” and then “Notices” tab while in-game. Nintendo also promises regular content updates, and we’ll have a separate post for those later!
But that’s not all: animals will not be the only one to visit your campsite… your friends also can do the same! If you register their ID (or link your Facebook/Twitter/Nintendo Account, and add them as friends from there), they will show up in your game. You will be able to do various things with them:
- trade items
- visit their campsite
- give them kudos
NB: non-friends will also show up in your game, and you will be able to do any of the above with them if you want to. If you want them to stay, add them as friends!
Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp – Animals
Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp – Availability details (system requirements, countries, languages, etc.)
Here’s the list of countries the game will launch in: Australia, Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Bulgaria, Canada, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Mexico, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russia, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Thailand, United Kingdom United States.
As for languages, we have…
- English (US)
- English (Europe/Australia)
- French (Canada)
- French (Europe)
- Spanish (Latin America)
- Spanish (Europe)
Here’s the list of supported devices:
- Android: Android OS 4.2 or newer. If the other mobile games from Nintendo are any indication, rooted devices or those with non-stock ROMs will most definitely be blocked from even launching the app.
- iOS: iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad devices running iOS 9.0 or newer (not including the iPhone 4S/5/5c, iPad 2/3rd Generation/4th Generation/mini, and iPod Touch 5th Generation)
Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp – My Nintendo
Click here for the list of rewards and missions!
Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp – FAQ
Here’s a few additional details from the official website FAQ:
Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp is a game about exploring nature, making friends, and collecting cool items to help you create the campsite of your dreams!
The game can be played for free, but offers the usual micro-transactions. You can use those to buy Leaf Tickets, though those can also obtained for free via gameplay. The game was designed for players of all ages, just like all other Animal Crossing games after all.