I was traveling and super busy this past week when Animal Crossing Pocket Camp had its proper announcement during the Nintendo Mobile presentation.
I like Animal Crossing games. I'm a sucker for their cute, sim-like, decoratingness. I've played them on handheld systems in the past, and always seem to find a certain relaxing pleasure to the series.
I've been a fan of the idea of bringing games like this to smartphones for years. I think it's long overdue for Animal Crossing to get a proper insallment, and I think we're way past due for a real Harvest Moon game too.
Anyway, let's check out Animal Crossing Pocket Edition.
"Some amenities shown require
giving up your entire life extensive game play"
I found the disclaimer on the second video rather humorous. You know when there's a disclaimer like that on a video it means "good luck."
The gist of the game:
- You're the new camp manager responsible for making the place thrive by decorating and attracting friends to visit
- You can do all the familiar animal crossing things like harvest fruit, fish, decorate, buy, interact with villagers, etc
- Looks like multiplayer is a thing with people visiting
- In-app purchases will obviously net you rare items
I have high hopes that this means we might see Animal Crossing come to Switch, but AC has definitely found a home on mobile devices.