Nintendo has revealed their next foray into the mobile gaming space (the real mobile gaming space, not the Switch or 3DS), and it involves the beloved Animal Crossing franchise.
During last night’s Nintendo Direct, Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp was announced. For those unfamiliar with the franchise, Animal Crossing allows you to “live a whimsical life as they interact with a wide range of other animal characters brimming with personality, decorate and expand their home, and learn more about the community they are part of.”
Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp won’t stray too far from that, as you interact with animal friends, craft furniture items and gather resources while managing a campsite — all on your mobile device. Nintendo did not specifically announce which devices will be supported, but Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp will launch on iOS- and Android-compatible mobile devices in “late November.”
Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp will be free-to-play, but like all other free-to-play mobile games, there will be microtransactions. These will come in the form of “Leaf Tickets,” a type of in-game currency that can be earned through regular gameplay or purchased using real-world money, which allow you to shorten the time needed to craft items, more easily acquire materials, or acquire unique camper exterior designs.