During a Nintendo Direct presentation today, the Japanese gaming giant showed off the upcoming Animal Crossing game for mobile.
The Animal Crossing series has sold over 30 million games since it debuted in 2001. Pocket Camp has players making a camp site for themselves and friends. You can use items like cotton to craft things like furniture. Placing the right furniture in your camp can attract new animal friends.
Each animal can a Friendship Level that you can increase by doing quests for them, like giving them items like apples. Days pass in real time, so different people can show up during day or night.
You can use an in-game currency called Leaf Tickets to substitute missing crafting items. You can earn these in-game or buy them with real money.
You can also engage in classic Animal Crossing activities like fishing. If rods are too slow for you, you can use a fishing net to catch a bunch of fish at once.
This is Nintendo’s third mobile game after Super Mario Run and Fire Emblem: Heroes. Both hit No. 1 spot in the U.S. Apple App Store rankings for games shortly after their release. Super Mario Run is a premium app that costs $10, but Fire Emblem: Heroes is free-to-play with microtransactions.