Animal Crossing Pocket Camp

If you play Animal Crossing, you've probably always wished you could bring your pals with you on your iPhone or Android device. Well, I've got good news for you. Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp is just that — caring for you animal friends on the go! In this world, your fluffy friends are camping and it's your job to make sure they have everything they need while enjoying the great outdoors. Here's everything you need to know about Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp.

What's new with Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp?

November 21, 2017

Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp is rolling out worldwide a day early. So far, it has officially launched in the U.S., Canada, Europe, and Japan (as well as Australia, where it's been available for a month).

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November 20, 2017

Nintendo announced today through the official Animal Crossing Twitter account that the game will launch worldwide on Wednesday, Nov. 22. Just in time for Thanksgiving!

October 25, 2017

Nintendo has officially announce the existence of Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp. It's coming to iOS and Android "in November," but we don't have a specific launch date at this time. It seems to be available right now in Australia. If you're so inclined, you can download and play the game before it's officially launched in your country, but you have to do a little bit of "cheating" to get it. NintendoLife has a detailed guide for downloading Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp right now, but it's a complicated process. I suggest waiting. It'll probably be in your country really soon.

What is Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp?

Similar to its console counterpart, Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp is a time-based simulation game where players act as a caretaker for a group of adorable animals. In the mobile spinoff, you're in charge of a campsite instead of a village.

You play a campsite manager whose job it is to create the ideal "glamping" spot for your animal friends. As you perform tasks around the campground, like harvesting fruit and helping out visitors, you'll earn materials that you can take to the blacksmith to turn into cool furniture. The more decked out your campsite gets, the more animals will visit.

You'll also earn "leaf tickets" (and other items), which are in-game currency that can be used to speed up how long it takes to harvest items, finish tasks, craft items, and more.

How much does it cost?

That's an interesting question. It doesn't cost anything to download and install the game. It also doesn't cost anything to start playing the game. It is, however, the type of game that uses in-game currency, which you can use to speed up how often you can collect items, craft furniture, and more. So, for some, this free game might cause them to go bankrupt (my best friend already said she won't even download the game because she's afraid she'll spend her entire paycheck on it).

After playing the game for about a month and leveling my character to 23 (as of this writing), I can confirm that this is not the type of game that will make you pay to play. I never felt obligated to spend real cash at all to progress. Based on my experience of the past month, I'd bet that Nintendo will make it's money by offering special items that you can buy during holiday events and the like. These would be nothing more than cosmetic upgrades, but us collectors will put our money down on limited edition items any day of the week.

What devices can I play it on?

Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp is available on iOS and Android devices. As long as you sign in with your Nintendo Account, your game progress can be saved across devices.

How do I play?

ACPC is simple to play, but it's important to strategize your plan so you don't make mistakes early on that you wish you could go back and fix. We've got a comprehensive beginner's guide and a list of tips and tricks to help you get the most out of your game.

Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp - Beginner's Guide Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp - Tips and Tricks

Any questions?

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