'Animal Crossing Pocket Kingdom' Officially Hits Smartphones This Week

This is the second time the app's stated release window has been ignored, the first being when the app debuted on Australia's iTunes/App Store and Google Play store within 12 hours of the Nintendo Direct showcasing what was to come.

Nintendo have been slowly dipping their toes into the waters of mobile gaming over the past year, with Miitomo, Super Mario Run, and their partnership with Niantic. Was it a case of mishandled information, or did Nintendo decide to treat the digital world early?

You can find out more information about the new Animal Crossing Pocket Camp game over at Nintendo at the link below. You play as the manager of a campground, building your campsite and interacting with animals you meet. The tweet announcing the news pegs it for release on unspecified "mobile devices", which probably means a simultaneous Android and iOS launch. Bells are used to purchase and craft furniture, upgrade your camper van, and buy new outfits, while Leaf Tickets can buy special furniture and items, as well as upgrade things like your inventory space.

Nintendo's Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp coming to Play Store this week

Help Animals As You Explore: "While visiting different recreational spots, you'll meet new animals who could use a little help".

Pocket Camp, like the latter two titles, is essentially another entry in its respective series, but it has been optimized for a mobile experience. While you can earn this form of in-game cash you can also purchase it with real money.

Players will be rewarded for logging in daily like in other Animal Crossing games, but there will also be microtransactions. "Craft and decorate with their favorite items, and you'll be able to host them whenever you like-even if you change up your decorations completely".

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  • Regina Walsh