Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp Launches For Android And IOS

Nintendo surprised us yesterday by releasing Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp a day early! Originally slated to launch today, the game showed up on the iOS App Store and Android Google Play store yesterday, November 21, 2017.

Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp is Nintendo's latest mobile release and follows in the footsteps of Super Mario Run and Fire Emblem Heroes. Fans of the Animal Crossing franchise won't be disappointed by Nintendo's new game. It is free to play and checks many of the same boxes as previous releases in the series. Players can catch bugs, go fishing, pick fruit, collect sea shells, and make friends with local animals. Most importantly, Pocket Camp is filled with furniture and other decorations with which to furnish your very own camp site.

While adding friends directly requires exchanging friend codes, it is possible to run into other players from across the world. You can even visit the camp site of players you've run into and buy items from their personal shops. While I've only played the game for a few hours so far, I can already say its the best Nintendo mobile title yet. While players can pay to speed up certain tasks, it doesn't have the 'gatcha' gambling mechanic that plagued Fire Emblem Heroes.

Further Reading: Animal Crossing Pocket Camp Official Site (USA)