Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp

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Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp
Animal Crossing Pocket Camp logo.png
Developer(s) Nintendo,
DeNA
Publisher(s) Nintendo
Platform(s) iOS, Android
Release date(s) JP November 22, 2017[1]
NA November 22, 2017[1]
AUS October 25, 2017[2]
EU November 22, 2017[1]
Genre(s) Life simulation,
Social simulation,
Free-to-play
Ratings iOS:
iOS App Store: 4+

Android:
ESRB: E (Everyone)
PEGI: 3+

Media App Store/ Play Store download
Input methods Touch

Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp (どうぶつの森 ポケットキャンプ Dōbutsu no Mori: Poketo Kyanpu?, Animal Forest: Pocket Camp) is a free-to-start[3] mobile application based on the Animal Crossing series that was released on the Android and iOS mobile operating systems on October 25th in Australia and in other territories on November 22, 2017. The app was originally a part of Nintendo's initiative to bring five mobile applications to market by March 2017 in cooperation with mobile developer DeNA[4], but faced a series of delays.

Announcement and delays[edit]

The game was announced on April 27th, 2016 as part of Nintendo's earnings report for its full fiscal year ending March 31st, 2016. Originally set for release in fall of 2016 [5] alongside the then-untitled Fire Emblem Heroes [6], the title has gone on to be delayed several times.

In order to give priority to its second mobile game, Super Mario Run, Nintendo announced in early September 2016 that Animal Crossing: Mobile would release sometime before March 2017, instead of during the fall 2016 time frame. The game was delayed a second time in late January 2017, the announcement coming as part of Nintendo's earning report for the third quarter of its 2017 fiscal year. This time the game was pushed to the next fiscal year ending March 31, 2018.[7] However, in June 2017, Nintendo of America president Reggie Fils-Aime confirmed that the game will launch before the end of 2017.[8]

The game was described in Nintendo's 2017 earnings report for the full fiscal year as a "pure game application" that will "have more prominent game elements"[9] than Miitomo, Nintendo's first smartphone application, which launched in March of 2016. The report also noted that the application would be designed to "be connected with the world of Animal Crossing for dedicated gaming systems"[9], suggesting that the application will offer some sort of cross-title connectivity with existing or yet to be released Animal Crossing titles. When Nintendo's president Tatsumi Kimishima was asked why Animal Crossing was chosen as one of the the first two Nintendo properties to make its debut on mobile, he stated that each property targets a distinct segment of Nintendo's audience, noting that the Animal Crossing series "has been played by a wide range of consumers including children and women."[10]

On October 24, 2017, a new Nintendo Direct ("Mobile" Direct) revealed the game's name, showed gameplay footage, and revealed many gameplay elements.[11]

Gameplay[edit]

Pocket Camp revolves around staying at and customizing a campsite. Future updates will offer seasonal events as well as limited time furniture and outfits. Players are able to visit the campsites of other players by sharing Player IDs. Random player avatars will also visit campsites from time to time.

Character[edit]

Giovanni, Beppe, and Carlo, who are new to the series.

The player can create a personalized character that serves as the campsite manager. The character, like previous Animal Crossing games, can be a boy or a girl, and have various skin, hair, and eye colors.

Villagers[edit]

When the game was first made available, a total of forty villagers could camp at the player's campsite, the least amount of villagers in any game in the Animal Crossing series. However, more villagers have since been added through game updates. Many villagers who had appeared in every other game in the Animal Crossing series, such as Tangy, are absent, and entire species like the mouse are also absent. Additionally, whilst not villagers, K.K. and Tom Nook can camp at the player's campsite, and can be acquired by buying their signature piece of furniture via Leaf Tickets.
Since the 1.2.0 update, player can change clothes (tops/dresses, hats and accessories). This is available, if player has reached higher level with villager. For those which friendship level is 3, the changes will available on level 4, for those for 7, this function will available on level 6, for 7 - on 8.

Crafting[edit]

The player can craft furniture and decorative items for the player's campsite and RV out of resources such as paper and wood by speaking to Cyrus. Items such as fruit and bugs can be exchanged with villagers for resources.

Leaf Tickets[edit]

Leaf Tickets are earned through regular gameplay or purchase through real-world currency. Tickets can be used for a variety of things in-games, including shortening crafting times and more easily acquiring materials.

Locations[edit]

There are a total of eight in-game locations that can be visited on the map, all serving different purposes.

Campsite[edit]

The Campsite is the main area in Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp. The player can customise the Campsite with furniture and amenities, and the player's camper is also parked here. A total of eight villagers can stay at the Campsite at any one time, and the player can freely choose which villagers they want to stay at the Campsite once they've accepted the invitation to stay.

Market Place[edit]

The Market Place is an in-game shopping area ran by Timmy and Tommy, Able Sisters and Kicks. Furniture and clothing can be bought here, among other things.

OK Motors[edit]

OK Motors allows players to customize their camper. Giovanni, Carlo, and Beppe, who are new to the Animal Crossing series, run the shop.

Breezy Hollow[edit]

Breezy Hollow is one of the four locations where collectible items can be found to trade to villagers in exchange for craft materials. Peaches, cherries, pears, apples and oranges can be found growing here.

Saltwater Shores[edit]

The player at Saltwater Shores.

Saltwater Shores is one of the four locations where collectible items can be found to trade to villagers in exchange for craft materials. Sea fish are the primary items found here, but the player can also obtain shells, coral and coconuts.

Sunburst Island[edit]

Sunburst Island is one of the four locations where collectible items can be found to trade to villagers in exchange for craft materials. Bugs and coconuts can be found here.

Lost Lure Creek[edit]

Lost Lure Creek is one of the four locations where collectible items can be found to trade to villagers in exchange for craft materials. River fish, as well as two fruit trees with fruit randomly selected at the start of the game, can be obtained here.

Shovelstrike Quarry[edit]

Shovelstrike Quarry is run by Lloid, and can only be accessed by receiving help from friends or paying twenty Leaf Tickets. The player can smash rocks to obtain minerals, which can then be given to Lloid for Bells.


Update History[edit]

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Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp receives periodic updates, introducing new characters, items, and gameplay.

Version Release Date Changelog
0.9.0
(c8nZd)
October 25, 2017
0.9.5
(06wFg)
November 17, 2017
  • Several fixes for issues in the game
    • Players would not receive requests to help another player in the Quarry
    • Some players' were unable to receive the final two non-consecutive log-in bonuses
    • Some players' names would appear as "Leaf" due to filter and character-limit issues
  • Numerous text strings have been altered
  • Language and Country selection options added
  • Improved performance and memory usage
  • Navigation bar will now appear translucent when played on Android devices
1.0.0
(lwO34)
November 20, 2017
  • Worldwide release
  • iPhone X support added
  • New tooltips added
1.0.1 November 25, 2017
  • Implemented bugfixes
1.0.2
(QZHCL)
November 28, 2017
  • Timing changes have been made to resolve connection issues
  • Default flooring and wallpaper from the Camper have been added to the Catalog
  • Added new villagers and furniture (not enabled for use)
1.0.3
(uF4Av)
December 5, 2017
1.1.0
(rV2Va)
December 17, 2017
  • Added garden area.
  • Added screenshot mode and share function.
    • Players can only take screenshots within their own campsite and camper.
  • Players can now change gender.
  • New "Item" tab showing 'cash shop' items and gardening flowers.
  • Added a new theme: Rustic, as well as associated amenities.
  • Numerous bug fixes.
  • Game adjustments are made
    • Added a display for when there are animals in player's campsite who want to talk to them.
    • Adjusted the items and Bells given to the player by animals when they talk to them in their campsite.
    • Added a save point immediately after paying off player's loan.
    • Adjusted the screen display slightly.
  • Vesta, Goose, Mitzi, June, Drake, Marshal and Avery enabled in game four days after release of update.
1.1.1
(cTSfV)
December 21, 2017
  • Numerous bug fixes
1.1.2
(3CDy2)
January 9, 2018
1.1.3
(bK2ZW)
January 18, 2018
  • Added clothes crafting
  • Added Rover's Garden Safari event
1.1.4
(mY1fd)
January 27, 2018
  • Added a new theme: Hip, as well as associated amenities.
  • Added three new camper skins.
  • Added new clothing.
  • Added new furniture.
  • Added new flooring and wallpaper.
  • Game adjustments are made
    • Added a display for when there are player's friends needed water plants and available plants for sharing creatures.
  • Bob, Stitches, Twiggy, Francine, Pietro and Merengue enabled in game three days after release of update.
  • Lottie's Gothic Rose Festival event began on February 1, 2018, adding new gothic-themed items to the game. Event was occurred until 10th of this month.
1.1.5
(mt0em)
January 30, 2018
  • Notification list fix.
1.2.0
(Pk1pM)
February 13, 2018
  • Player can change clothes and put accessories on animals.
    • Clothes can worn only in campsite. If player kicked out animal from the campsite, the clothes will remaining, but outside campsite they will wear default clothes without accessories and hats.
  • Player can put multiple rugs at once in their campsite.
  • Added Brake Tapper - an arcade machine that located in OK Motors.
  • Player can send a tune to nearby players.
  • Player can receive presents from absent animals using map and tap to the floating present.
  • Player can ask for help to multiple friends at once for Shovelstrike Quarry.
  • Player can customize the campsite terrain (not enabled for use).
  • Player can skip requests from animals.
  • Animals are now requesting flowers.
  • Added lost items.
  • Added Leif (possibly for the new event).
  • Added new clothing, furniture and rugs.
  • Dotty, Freya, Eugene, Fuchsia and Octavian enabled in game two days after release of update.
  • Crystal Collection event began on February 16th, 2018 and ends on 25th, adding crystal items that can be crafted for crystals.
  • Text updates, other adjustments and bug fixes.
1.2.1
(PyAmZ)
February 17, 2018
  • Bug fixes.
  • Terrain customization is enabled on February 21, 2018.
1.2.2
(347n1)
February 22, 2018
  • Added a new theme: Harmonious, as well as associated amenities.
  • Added new clothing.
  • Added new furniture.
  • Added new rugs.
  • Curt, Drago, Bill, Margie and Gladys enabled in game 13 days after release of update.
  • Leif's Spring Flowers Event will begin or February 27, 2018, adding new items to the game. Event will be occurred until March 10.
  • Super Mario Crossover Event event will begin on March 10th, 2018 and ends on 22nd, adding Mario Theme items.


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