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New Animal Crossing for mobile is Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp

Posted on October 24, 2017 by (@NE_Brian) in Mobile, News

Nintendo has finally unveiled its new Animal Crossing game for mobile devices. During a Nintendo Direct, the company provided a first look at Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp.

Here’s what we know:

– Set in a campsite
– Craft furniture
– Talk with animals to receive requests
– Get rewards by completing requests
– Place a craft order with the components you need to receive items
– Cyrus will take your order
– Arrange furniture
– If you place an animal’s favorite item, he/she will come to visit
– Share friendship level with each animal
– If you level up your friendship and decorate with their favorite furniture, he/she will come to visit your campsite
– Craft materials
– Get Leaf Tickets with actual money or gameplay
– Visit an island, beach, forest, and river
– Time passes just like in real life
– Morning, day, evening, night
– Can also shop in the game
– Marketplace with a pop up shop, Able Sisters To Go, Kicks for clothes
– Selection at each shop rotates
– Your Camper is like a tiny home you can decorate with furniture
– Exterior is fully customizable
– OK Motors lets you change the color and design of your camper
– Sell bugs, minerals, etc. for bells
– Can share your player ID with a real life friend who has the game
– Can exchange bells for their fruit, bugs, etc. and visit their campsite
– If you hit it off with someone, give them kudos
– Can choose to send a friend request as well
– When you’re friends, visit their campsite at any time
– Can be a boy or a girl; choose skin color, hair color, eye color, gender
– Build amenities for your campsite including a pool
– These can take hours/days to finish
– If you give Tom Nook Leaf Tickets, the process can be sped up
– Exchange tickets for honey to trap a ton of bugs, mine minerals
– Leaf Tickets, bells, etc. can be earned by completing goals

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  • Exy

    That banner ad on the top of the game screen is really making me antsy.

  • lina the clueless

    I guess smartphones are the new Nintendo handhelds haha

    • GoldenTriforce

      Switch is a handheld… I don’t know why people are saying otherwise, every 3DS only series is transferring over and it’s selling like a handheld in Japan

      • lina the clueless

        yes I know Switch is a handheld but it’s also a home console something you can not do with a 3DS or smartphone.

        in the next year or so you will see Nintendo replace the 3DS for smartphones and Switch will remain as their main console with a bit of a handheld.

        tho it really comes down to the individual what the Switch is. some people never take it out of the dock while others use it as a handheld more so then a console.

        the fact that Nintendo went out of their way to make a direct just for a mobile game is telling you a lot where they see the future of their dedicated handheld market. it’s smartphones :v

        • GoldenTriforce

          Again Nintendos and third party software is pointing towards Switch replacing both 3DS and Wii U, which is a good situation for them may I add, and mobile being an external pillar supporting switch sales while also generating its own revenue, which is how Nintendo has described their future business structure in the past.

          • lina the clueless

            ……….. god you are impossible

          • GoldenTriforce

            lol, sorry, I just haven’t been getting the impression that mobile id intended to replace Nintendo handhelds, especially with that being their bread and butter. (That was not intended to be passive aggressive if it came across that way)

          • Mark

            Mobile isn’t a good replacement for pure handheld, in any case – Nintendo gets no licensing fees for third-party smartphone games, and it severely limits the type of gameplay possible, with only a single touch surface and no tactile buttons. Besides Nintendo has made no indication that they intend to increase the number of games they’re producing on smartphones.

            I think that mobile to Nintendo will always be games-as-advertisement; something made with high quality that anyone can access, that hints at much greater experiences later on.

            As for where Nintendo goes from now, it’s true that I don’t see them ever abandoning their two-platform model; it gives them greater security. However, unless they ever plan on putting out a machine that runs specs on par or above what Sony or Microsoft is doing, I don’t anticipate them making another dedicated home console in the foreseeable future. More than likely, they hang on to 3DS and support it with their lesser development house, then when tegras are massively improved, introduce a budget Switch for the kids, wheel out the next hybrid, and allow the Switch to live on as a ‘dedicated handheld’.

          • DonSerrot

            I’m with GoldenTriforce here, in no way is mobile going to take the place of handheld. And just because the Switch CAN be a home console that doesn’t stop it from being a handheld at the same time just as much as modding a 3DS to have video out doesn’t stop it from being a handheld either. It’s a hybrid, it’s meant to fill both roles.

            Nintendo has also said themselves that you wouldn’t get a full game experience on mobile. They’d make something fitting for the platform that gives a taste of what that particular game’s series is about and use that as a tool to push people towards their dedicated hardware for the full experience.

            If we look at Fire Emblem Heroes we can see this in action. I don’t have much experience with the Fire Emblem series, but from what I do know it’s story heavy with tactical troop management. Heroes has elements of those but stripped down to their most basic forms. It’s not deep, but I’ve had plenty of fun with it and still log in for my daily orbs so I can save up for fun theme versions of characters I like. It’s also had the effect of making me interested in looking at the next entry in the series so I’d say it’s doing it’s job well. And of course there will always be the whales dumping money into these games.

            Watching the Animal Crossing Pocket Camp direct I could tell they were going to follow that same formula. The key elements of Animal Crossing are there and it looks like they found a nice balance of watering it down while keeping it fun. Everything you need is there if you are willing to spend the time but you can spend some cash to grease the wheels to get what you want faster and seasonal themed items will for sure keep people coming back.

            Being a free game people will be more likely to give it a try, and if they really like it enough they’ll either pick up New Leaf or keep an eye out for Animal Crossing on the Switch. Hopefully Nintendo doesn’t wait too long for that so they can really capitalize on using Pocket Camp as free advertising.

        • Nhat Anh Hoang

          LOL, so why don’t you compare Pokemon Go to Sun/Moon and FE Heroes to FE Echoes Shadow of Valentia and FE Warrior? Yeah, future is on smartphone with all game like Pokemon Go and gatcha like FE Heroes

          • Aline Piroutek

            After playing pkmn GO and FEH, Sun Moon and Shadows of Valentia looked like masterpieces (Shadows of Valentia actually is)

    • ben

      Clueless is a good name.

  • Carlos

    I want Animal Crossing more now. Guess this will have to do for now…

    • Exy

      Remember the Animal Crossing Plaza for Wii U? And how it never amounted to anything more than a vanity front for New Leaf?

      • ben

        If the wii u had sold like the switch… then it might have gone somewhere. It was dumb as hell to release the stupid board game with the Amiibo.. it sort of damaged the franchise.

        • GoldenTriforce

          Not really. It was marketed so little that most people forgot about it after a fee months. It existed only as lineup filler.

          • ben

            It polluted the shelves of stores with Amiibo that had no use.

          • GoldenTriforce

            True

          • Mark

            I love Amiibo as figurines, and so it was awesome to be able to pick these up for between $5-10 each. Plus, I love the fact that most current Animal Crossing characters have their own Amiibo cards. I got my wife a set with her favorites off of ebay; if there’s any justice in the world, the Switch AC will allow people to bring villagers in with Amiibo as well.

        • DonSerrot

          Nintendo made a lot of… odd choices at that time. I remember there was a lot of games where Nintendo said they wanted to try something different and we ended up with Animal Crossing Amiibo Festival, Metroid Prime Federation Force, that Chibi Robo game from the 3DS, I know there were more that had me scratching my head but honestly those are the only ones I remember the names of. None of those choices made sense to me because it felt like they were shuffling IP for no reason. Mario Party has board games covered already for example.

          • MagcargoMan

            Don’t forget Hey Pikmin!

      • Carlos

        I don’t think it was really meant for anything much. There wasn’t really much to do but answer questions.

  • ben

    Nintendo could release this game today but the money printing press is not fully updated to handle all those Tom Nook taxes.

  • GoldenTriforce

    Clearly the leaf tickets are their way of monetizing right? I don’t know why they didn’t say that outright. Unless the game is completely free which would be really cool but also really stupid, they need to make these things clear early on, since it often effects design (though if anyone is going to try to separate design and monetization, its nintendo.)

    • ben

      It is like this… you can grind for 200 hours to make a bed.. or you can buy some Tom Nook money and it will be yours in 2 minutes…. it is a pretty standard free to play technic and it means that them little monsters called children will just grind and the big Impatient monsters will just give Nintendo their credit cards

      • GoldenTriforce

        But they need to give priced now, not at launch. Remember this is Nintendo, they’re supposed to be handling mobile more tastefully than most, though FE Heroes certainly didn’t show that.

        • TruExtent
          • GoldenTriforce

            Oh I missed that, thanks. I retract my complaint. Good on you Nintendo for being uo front with that.

          • GoldenTriforce

            Also those prices don’t seem horrible per say, though they’re still micro transactions so they are still messing with design and are not necessarily good either.

          • TruExtent

            Who knows? All I can say is my history with Nintendo microtransactions has been all around positive so far from what I’ve played. Pokemon Picross I ended up spending $12 on because I felt it was worth it (I’m a nut for Picross games) and figured $8 like a regular Picross-e game plus a $4 premium for the Pokemon theme and gameplay additions. I 100%-ed that sucker of a game. Team Kirby Clash I put in the initial $0.49 since I was enjoying it and wanted slightly faster progression. When I’m ready to finish off TKC, I’ll probably put a few more bucks in like if I were paying for a Kirby eShop game. Magikarp Jump I’ve been playing on and off and haven’t spend any money on and felt alright, but I can see the pricing structure for the microtransactions and think for invested players, it’s fair. And finally Mario Run; I got to test it out and I said “this seems to be a fun Mario game, I’ll buy” and the game has never asked for another dime out of me.

            Note in all of these examples (sans Mario Run), Nintendo also went a step further and implemented a $40 limit to how much you can spend; essentially the price of a brand new 3DS game. I don’t believe they’ll put a limit in ACPC but I trust them enough to make the microtransactions non intrusive enough. Note: I don’t play FEHeroes or Pokemon Go or Shuffle, so I’m not completely sure how balanced those games are.

          • GoldenTriforce

            poke picross to me felt like a good middle ground between full priced games and micro transactions, wish more games would pick up that model.

          • Riku0493

            There are a few titles that have no upper limit, such as Pokémon Shuffle, Fire Emblem Heroes, this one, and the non-Nintendo games Shuffle Mobile, Duel, and Pokéland.

          • TruExtent

            Weird how I’ve somehow navigated towards only the games that put in the limit… Maybe because I’m not playing Pokemon stuff like I used to back in the DS days.

            On another note, anyone remember Rusty’s Real Deal Baseball? That was an interesting idea, haggling for real discounts as a gameplay mechanic. I still haven’t bought any of the other games in that.

        • ben

          The Japanese ticket price was shown, didn’t they show the US price?

    • DonSerrot

      I only watched it once, but what I took away from it is the leaf tickets are used to speed things up. You can get them from normal play or you can buy them if you are lazy. Pretty much exactly like the orbs in Fire Emblem Heroes. There are few quests that reward orbs, some are one time rewards while others rotate every so many days. They actually showed a mission rewards screen at one point in the direct while mentioning that you could earn tickets instead.

  • lina the clueless

    I would download this but I do not think it’s worth killing my phones battery life….
    just got a new phone not looking to replace it just because the battery can no longer hold a charge…

  • JasonBall

    Was not expecting such an extensive game with movement and areas. Changes my opinion on the timing of a switch game.

  • Paddy Alfan

    You either die a never got a sequel IP or live long enough to get a mobile game

    • MagcargoMan

      There’s plenty of Nintendo IPs that fall into neither category.

  • ☆♪Wooмy❖Ocтo™♪☆

    Eh, no.

    This game’s just gonna be popular for about a month, then everyone’s gonna forget about it, just like Miitomo, Pokémon Go and Super Mario Run.

    • zelgadis greywords

      i dont know about miitomo and mario run, but pokemon go is more alive as you think. And this kind of games are perfect for movile uses, play 5-10 minutes and go to make other thing or play other games

      • Aline Piroutek

        The game is quite crappy but I still play it with my team. We always do a Legendary Raid per day in the university.

      • ☆♪Wooмy❖Ocтo™♪☆

        Nah. People will forget about it like those games.

  • Randall

    LAME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    Why do we get a Mobile Animal Crossing spinoff game; INSTEAD OF A NEW UPCOMING MAINSTREAM ANIMAL CROSSING GAME FOR THE NINTENDO SWITCH!!?!?!?!?!!??!??!!? QUVALTH, I DON’T CARE ABOUT MOBILE DEVICES!!

  • Supporter

    It’s too bad Nintendo didn’t release Super Mario Run this year to tie into Super Mario Odyssey and release Animal Crossing Pocket Camp last year to tie into Animal Crossing New Leaf – Welcome amiibo. Who knows, it could of helped those games even more a la Pokemon Go with Pokemon Sun and Moon.