Nintendo previewed a new mobile experience, Animal Crossing Pocket Camp in a direct video tonight. The new app allows players to build and manage a campsite, decorating and outfitting it in different ways to attract different animal friends.
In this mobile game, you can complete tasks to earn materials to craft furniture, build feature amenities to really make your campsite stand out, and engage in all manner of campy activities. For the first time, you have friendship levels with each animal friend, and the more they like your campsite and the favors you do for them, the higher that level will rise.
The app also features a real time clock, with distinct environmental changes depending on the time of day, and characters each having unique schedules. A welcome new feature is a deep character creation system, with clothing and RV customization options in town.
You can make friends with other camp managers as well, visiting their campsites and trading items. Which is awesome, but hey, Nintendo, can we get trading in Pokémon GO, already? If I can trade apples for cotton in my Animal Crossing app, I should be able to trade Pokémon!
Since this is a mobile free-to-play game, there is the usually currency/pay-to-play system. The in-game currency is bells, but Leaf Notes are the premium currency, used to buy expensive items and speed up construction timers. You can earn these in the game by hitting goals, or purchase them with real money. There will also be seasonal events and limited release items available in the app world.
Check back regularly at Nintendeal.com for more updates on Animal Crossing Pocket Camp as more information is released!
Charlie’s first attempts at gaming did not go well. Repeated, failed run-ins with the first Goomba in Super Mario Brothers 1 plagued his maiden gaming voyage. Undaunted, he would go on to become an avid gamer of all platforms, with Nintendo always sitting atop the highest pedestal. Except for that Halo 3 incident in 2007. We don’t talk about it. It never happened.
Currently, Charlie enjoys playing games on as many platforms as he can get his hands on, with current favorites being the Switch, 3DS and Neo Geo. When he’s not playing games, Charlie is a live sound engineer and manager for his production company, Clear Harmonies, based in Washington, D.C.
Charlie enjoys talking about games nearly as much as playing them, and loves meeting new people, so hit him up!
Plays: All of them games. Seriously.