After numerous delays, Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp is launching on iOS and Android later this week.
Following a soft launch in New Zealand and Australia last month, Nintendo’s fourth mobile game, Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp, is finally releasing worldwide on iOS and Android on Wednesday, November 22.
The premise of the game is simple: Manage a recreational campsite to attract new visitors. Guests bring with them new collectibles that you can use to improve your campsite. Additionally, friends can come visit your site where you can trade with them and chat with their residents. The more you collect, the more furniture you can craft to customize your campsite and attract even more guests. Each visitor has their own aesthetic preferences, so you might see some of your residents move out as you change the appearance of your campsite.
Traditionally, Animal Crossing does extremely well on Nintendo platforms, so it’ll be interesting to see if the gameplay adapted to small daily play sessions will attract the same crowd on mobile. The game does feature some microtransactions, but based on what was available to purchase during the Australia and New Zealand soft launch, their implementation is modest. Microtransactions simply speed up progression, rather than give players huge advantages.
Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp is free worldwide on iOS and Android starting November 22.