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Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp
どうぶつの森 ポケットキャンプ
Dōbutsu no Mori Pocket Camp
Pocket Camp logo enAC-PocketCamp-Icon
Game icon
Developer Nintendo
DeNA
Publisher Nintendo
Platforms iOS
Android[1]
Release date Flag of Australia October 25th, 2017
WW November 22nd 2017[1]
Genre Life simulation, Camp simulation, Communication, Online play
Ratings ESRB E+
Website https://ac-pocketcamp.com/en-US/site

Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp (どうぶつの森 ポケットキャンプ Dōbutsu no Mori Pocket Camp?, Animal Forest: Pocket Camp) is a free-to-play mobile app developed by Nintendo. It was originally announced in April 2016, and was released worldwide on November 22, 2017. A persistent internet connection is required to play.

Pre-release

The mobile app was originally announced in a press release on April 27th, 2016.[2] Nintendo stated, "...it will be connected with the world of Animal Crossing for dedicated gaming systems. By playing both Animal Crossing games, users will find increased enjoyment."[3]

In September 2016, it had a planned release of early 2017, but was delayed due to the team focusing on creating the Android version of Super Mario Run. 

Screenshot-blender

The player uses a blender.

On June 23rd, 2017, Nintendo reconfirmed that the app would be released before the end of the year.[4]

On October 23rd, 2017, Nintendo announced via the official Animal Crossing Twitter account that a Nintendo Direct would be live streamed the next day on October 24th at 8pmPT/11pmET, detailing further information about the mobile app and stated, "There will be no updates on any other topics including other mobile, Nintendo Switch or Nintendo 3DS software."[5]

On October 24th, 2017, Nintendo revealed Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp during the Animal Crossing Mobile Direct live stream on the Nintendo Mobile YouTube channel.[6]

The game's official website allowed players to preregister for the game using their Google Play and Nintendo account. Shortly after the Direct, the game went live on the Australian Play Store on Android devices.

Features 

Campsite customization

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Bunnie riding a carousel.

When the player starts the game, they are asked by Isabelle to choose between 4 different types of campsite: natural (Goldie), cute (Rosie), sporty (Jay) or cool (Apollo).

The campsite can be customized with furniture and amenities. Furniture can be made by gathering crafting materials, which are used in craft orders for Cyrus, which the player has to wait for to be completed. Craft orders can be started without materials and sped up by using Leaf Tickets. Non-craftable furniture can be bought at Nookling Global and during limited-time events. The customizable area for furniture in the campsite is 7x13 tiles. The player can also make amenities for villagers to use, which there can be a maximum of 2 per campsite.

Camper customization

The camper's interior can be decorated by the player with furniture, wallpaper, and flooring, and a second floor loft can also be added. Additionally, the player is able to extend the space inside each floor of the camper through upgrades. The exterior can be customized at OK Motors, where the player can choose between different patterns and colours.

Player customization

The player can customize their character by changing their gender, skin color, hair style, hair color, facial features, eye color, clothes, and accessories. All features but gender can be re-customized during the game.

Crafting

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The player orders furniture from Cyrus.

Furniture can be made by placing a craft order. The player can use Leaf Tickets to start an order even if they don't have the all of the materials required, as well as speed up the time it takes for a order to be completed.

Crafting materials

Main article: Crafting materials

Amenities

Amenities are large attractions villagers can use. There can be a maximum of 2 amenities per campsite

Buildings and locations

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The stores of the Market Place

Leveling

Friendship Level

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Bunnie walks near a windmill.

In the game, the player can chat with animal friends or fulfill requests to raise the friendship level with that villager. The animal will come and visit the player's campsite when their minimum required friendship level is reached, their required furniture is placed at the player's campsite, and the player calls them via the phone to invite them.

The player also has a level. This is raised by leveling up villagers. Each time a villager's friendship level is increased, a heart is added to the player level progress. For each new level, the player will receive rewards that include unlocking more furniture or animals who may visit, as well as 1000 Bells and 10 Leaf Tickets. On levels that are multiples of 5, the player receives an additional item, which may be a calling card, and/or a request card, and/or an additional market box slot.

Player Level Hearts Needed
1-11 5 Hearts
12-13 6 Hearts
14-15 7 Hearts
16 8 Hearts
17-18 9 Hearts
19-?(at least 27) 10 Hearts
Hearts
42+ 20 Hearts

Answers during the tutorial will determine the starting villager.

Theme Villager
Pc-banner-cute Rosie
Pc-banner-cool Apollo
Pc-banner-natural Goldie
Pc-banner-sporty Jay

Friends

Other campsite managers' avatars and campers will randomly appear, and the player is also able to meet other campsite managers by sharing their ID with other players. When encountering another player in the game, or after receiving their ID, you can view their Market Box, their campsite, give kudos, or become friends to be able to visit their campsite at any time.

Leaf Tickets

Leaf Tickets are a currency which are earned by completing tasks and can be won through normal play or can be purchased with real world money, and can be used in various ways in the game. Leaf Tickets purchased on one operating system cannot be used on another. For example, Leaf Tickets bought on Android cannot be used on iOS.

Price (USD) Leaf Tickets Price per 5 tickets Price per ticket (approximate)
$0.99 20 24.75¢ 4.95¢
$1.99 45 22.11¢ 4.42¢
$3.99 100 19.95¢ 3.99¢
$7.99 200 19.98¢ 4.00¢ (costs more per ticket than $3.99 option)
$20.99 600 17.49¢ 3.50¢
$39.99 1,200 16.66¢ 3.33¢

They can be used and exchanged for:

Throw Net 

Throw nets are used on the dock at Saltwater Shores and Lost Lure Creek to catch multiple fish and shells or at Sunburst Island alongside honey to catch multiple bugs. It can be bought with Leaf Tickets or earned during play.

Honey 

Honey is used on Sunburst Island to attract and catch multiple bugs at once and can be bought with Leaf Tickets or earned during play.

Collectables

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The player can catch fish and bugs to give to villagers in exchange for resources.

Unlike other Animal Crossing series spinoff games, Pocket Camp features collectable fish and bugs. The player can also collect shells, coral and fruit, as well as collecting crafting materials.

Fish

Main article: Fish (Pocket Camp)

The number of fish in Pocket Camp is fewer than most other entries in the Animal Crossing series, and all of the fish included have existed in previous entries. Pocket Camp introduces a new fishing item called the throw net, for which a river and ocean version exist. It is used to capture multiple fish at the same time.

Bugs

Main article: Bugs (Pocket Camp)

The number of bugs in Pocket Camp is fewer than most other entries in the Animal Crossing series, and all of the bugs included have existed in previous entries. Pocket Camp adds a new item to help bug catching, called honey. It can be smeared on trees to attract several bugs at once.

Goals

Main article: Goals

Goals are a new addition to the Animal Crossing series, and are specific tasks for the player to complete. They are accessed by tapping the Isabelle icon to the right side of the screen. They are divided into Timed Goals (time-sensitive goals which reset every 24 hours) and Stretch Goals (no time limit, to be completed at the player's leisure).

Events

During certain periods of time there have been events which offer things such as special items or clothing.

Holiday Event 2017

From 11/30/2017 - 12/25/2017

If you fulfill requests for animals, you can get candy canes. These candy canes can be used to craft special holiday furniture.

If you complete timed goals you can unlock special holiday clothing, candy canes, and leaf tickets.

Host the Most

From 12/5/2017 - 12/10/2017

When you fulfill animal requests, friendship points are gained at a quicker rate. 4 new animals were added along with the update and several furniture sets.

If you complete timed goals you can receive leaf tickets, request cards, and calling cards.

Updates

1.0.2

  • The bucket seat, large bucket seat and camper kitchen, which have been previously available only once in the RV, are now craftable.

1.0.3

  • New animals: Bluebear, Antonio, Raddle and Phoebe.
  • New objects: alpine lamp, alpine rug, alpine sofa, alpine low table, natural bench, papa bear, tiki torch, beacon fire, campfire cookware, natural fence, gas pump, CD shelf, refrigeator, sink, Mouth of Truth, office cabinet, operating-room cart, modern office chair, EKG machine, exam table, doctor's desk.

Gallery

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 https://ac-pocketcamp.com/
  2. https://www.theverge.com/2016/4/27/11516442/animal-crossing-fire-emblem-smartphones-nintendo
  3. https://www.nintendo.co.uk/News/2016/April/Nintendo-provides-updates-on-mobile-NX-and-The-Legend-of-Zelda-along-with-annual-earnings-1102529.html
  4. https://mynintendonews.com/2017/06/23/nintendo-reconfirms-animal-crossing-mobile-will-launch-this-year/
  5. https://twitter.com/animalcrossing/status/922448789742542855
  6. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dr2wXiwgNd0


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