Nintendo prepping ‘Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp’ for Android

If you are not familiar with Nintendo’s Animal Crossing franchise, you are excused even as you may want to start working on getting familiar with it. Animal Crossing has been a big hit for Nintendo despite being seen as a bit of a niche title and one that flies under the radar. That could change in about one month from now when Nintendo releases Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp for Android and iOS.

In the game, players will be responsible for building a campsite in different recreational areas that can be visited. Campsites are built up through in-game play as players build furniture and other amenities for their camps. The materials and assistance of others are earned by helping animals in the game. As you come across animals, they may be doing things like looking for food. When you help them you earn Bells and craft materials. Players can also earn Leaf Tickets – used to pay craftsmen – or purchase them through in-app purchases.

Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp is one of the titles announced by Nintendo well over a year ago. It joins Animal Crossing: Wild World and Animal Crossing: New Leaf from the DS and 3DS platforms, both of which sold over 11 million copies. The other titles released by Nintendo since announcing their plans to jump into the smartphone games market included Super Mario Run and Fire Emblem Heroes, both of which were extremely popular.

Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp is available for pre-registration now in the Google Play Store and is slated to be available in late November.

Pre-register now: Play Store

About the Author: Jeff Causey

Raised in North Carolina, Jeff Causey is a licensed CPA in North Carolina. Jeff's past Android devices include an HTC EVO, a Samsung Note II, an LG G3, and a Motorola Moto X Pure Edition along with a Samsung Galaxy Tablet 10.1. He currently uses a Samsung Galaxy S8 and (very rarely) a Nexus 7 (2013). He is also using a Verizon-branded Motorola Moto Z Play Droid supplied by his job. Jeff used to have a pair of Google Glass and a Moto 360 Sport in his stable of gadgets. Unfortunately, his kids have all drunk the Apple Kool-Aid and have i-devices. Life at home often includes demonstrations of the superiority of his Android based devices. In his free time, Jeff is active an active runner usually training for his next marathon, owns a Mazda MX-5 Miata, and plays Dungeons & Dragons. Jeff has three grown kids and a golden retriever.