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After months of teasing and at least one major delay, Nintendo has finally offered up the first details on Animal Crossing Mobile. Officially known as Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp, the free-to-play game will be available to download for iOS and Android devices in late November.
And we learned quite a bit more about the game during a special Nintendo Direct presentation that Nintendo delivered to fans late last night:
Manage Your Manager: When you start a new game in Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp, you will be asked to create your personalized campsite manager avatar – your character in the game. You can choose to be a girl or a boy, and customize things like skin color, hair color and eye color. Whatever suits you!
Arts & Crafts: By gathering resources like fruit and wood, you can craft items for your campsite. These include furniture and decorative items, like couches and benches, as well as baskets and plants. To craft items, just speak to classic Animal Crossing villager Cyrus to put in an order. After the item is finished, you can place it around your campsite or decorate the interior of your camper.
Leaf Tickets: Leaf Tickets can be earned through regular gameplay or purchased using real-world money, and can be used in a variety of ways in the game. For example, they can be used to shorten the time needed to craft items, more easily acquire materials or acquire unique camper exterior designs.
Friendship Level: In Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp, you can chat with your animal friends or fulfill their requests to raise your friendship level. If you level up your friendship or decorate your campsite with an animal’s favorite items, she or he might pay you a visit.
BHFF (Best Human Friends Forever): Not all of your friends in Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp will have fur or feathers. You can send your in-game Player ID to real-life friends who also own the game to have them visit your campsite. Random player avatars will also visit the campsite from time to time. Once someone visits, you can exchange your Bells for items saved in the Market Box.
Tick Tock: Similar to past Animal Crossing games, time passes in Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp just like in real life! As morning, day, evening and night pass, the scenery in the game will change and different animal friends might show up.
Area Map: Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp is full of places to visit and explore. In addition to your campsite, you can travel in your camper to a beach, a forest, a river and an island.
Market Place: The go-to spot for shopaholics, Market Place is full of stores run by familiar Animal Crossing characters like Timmy, Tommy and the Able Sisters. The various shops in Market Place offer things like furniture and clothing items. The selection at each shop rotates, so don’t be a stranger!
OK Motors: Remember that camper that was mentioned a few bullets back? It’s not used to just travel between locations in the game. By visiting the OK Motors store, you can acquire things to customize your camper, including furniture to fill the interior and paint to decorate the exterior. It’s like those tiny homes that are all the rage … but with wheels!
Expanding Camp Life: In addition to all the fun things you can do in the game, Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp will eventually offer seasonal events to keep the experience fresh and surprising, as well as limited-time furniture and outfit options through game updates. These events and updates will begin rolling out after launch.
You can learn more about Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp by visiting the game’s official website.
Nintendo will release the New 3DS XL in another style this November (this time patterned after the Super NES). And the publisher will also talk about Animal Crossing Mobile during a Nintendo Direct presentation scheduled for tomorrow.
You can learn more about both stories after the break. (more…)
The hierarchy of Nintendo franchises is very clear… Mario is on top, then there’s The Legend of Zelda, and Pokemon comes after that. With Super Mario Run and Pokemon Go already available to download for mobile devices, it’s only a matter of time until Nintendo introduces Link to their mobile initiative. But according to a report from The Wall Street Journal, it might be happening sooner than we think.
Speaking to “people familiar with the matter,” The Journal’s Takashi Mochizuki believes that a Legend of Zelda Mobile game will be released later this year, sometime after the launch of Animal Crossing Mobile. Mochizuki also stressed that it’s possible Animal Crossing might be delayed (for the third time), which would force Nintendo to release Zelda Mobile first. However, aside from its existence, no other details about the game were revealed.
Naturally, Nintendo declined to comment on this rumor, but it seems rather obvious the company would want to ride the Breath of the Wild hype with more adventures starring Link. A new entry in the Legend of Zelda franchise will eventually appear on mobile devices, and now is as good a time as any.
Everyone was understandably giddy over Nintendo’s Super Mario Run announcement during yesterday’s Apple Event. However, because the publisher is prioritizing Mario’s first mobile game for release this December, two other titles in their mobile pipeline have been pushed back.
Nintendo originally announced plans to release both Animal Crossing Mobile and Fire Emblem Mobile this Fall. But yesterday they confirmed that both titles will now launch in Early 2017, and more specifically, “before the end of March 2017.”
Like this Spring’s Miitomo, Animal Crossing Mobile and Fire Emblem Mobile will be co-developed by mobile developer DeNA.
Good news, everyone! Nintendo has announced that new Animal Crossing and Fire Emblem apps will soon be available for mobile platforms:
— Nintendo of America (@NintendoAmerica) April 27, 2016
Best of all, it sounds like both will be full-fledged games, instead of communication apps like Miitomo:
For [Fire Emblem], while making it more accessible in comparison to the Fire Emblem games for Nintendo’s dedicated gaming systems, Nintendo aims to offer the great value of a role-playing strategy game. Nintendo will design [Animal Crossing] so that it will be connected with the world of Animal Crossing for dedicated gaming systems. By playing both Animal Crossing games, users will find increased enjoyment.
Both of these are pure game applications. Compared to Miitomo, they have more prominent game elements, and the game content will tie closely into Nintendo’s dedicated games business.
The currently untitled Animal Crossing Mobile and Fire Emblem Mobile should launch sometime this Fall.