In in a surprise move, Nintendo has begun rolling out Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp on iOS and Android platforms across the globe. The game was officially supposed to arrive tomorrow, November 22, but it is already showing on the iOS App Store as well Google’s PlayStore.
Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp is Nintendo’s fourth mobile app. In the past, the Japanese gaming giant has given us the likes of Super Mario Run, Miitomo, along with Fire Emblem Heroes.
The game is optimized for mobiles and gets heavily inspired by its console sibling. It does, however, brings certain new elements compared to legacy Animal Crossing gameplay such as actions that are optimized for one-handed usage.
In the game, you don the role of a campsite owner whose task is to assist your campers and strengthen bonds with them, so they would stick around your campsite. It’s all about creating a nice theme for your camp to ensure your favorite camper hangs in there for long.
You can customize your camp in a variety of different themes. These include Cool, Sporty, Cute, and Natural, with furniture and amenities that are styled towards a theme. Besides, there’s also a beach, river, and island outside of your camp which can be customized to impress your camper.
It’s a free-to-play game, and as expected, you’ll have use in-game currency or use real money to unlock items. Animal Crossing has two main currencies which are called Bells and Leaf Tickets. The former is earned by completing camper requests and can be used to purchase and create furniture. On the other hand, Leaf Tickets can be used to buy special items and furniture.
You can download the game for free on iOS and Android platforms. For more information about Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp, you can head over to Nintendo’s official website.