Animal Crossing” has become one of Nintendo’s most popular franchises, so it’s only fitting that they have decided to make a mobile spinoff game. However, they had to postpone the idea earlier this year after the release of “Super Mario Run.” Luckily, new details have surfaced following the recent Nintendo Direct. The game will still release later this year and contains the same charm and fun that fans have come to love.

'Pocket Camp'

Nintendo recently hosted a Direct for the “Animal Crossing” game earlier today. The short presentation featured some of the things that fans can do in the spinoff.

Despite being a Mobile Game, it seems to be jam-packed with content from the mainline series. Titled “Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp,” the game places you as a campsite manager, as per Gematsu.

“You’re in charge, so you can decorate your own campsite however you like! Make it fun, make it cute, make it sporty,” the game description reads, “it’s up to you to craft the kind of furniture and amenities that will make your camp a must-see for animals visiting the area.” That said, some of the main features include helping your animal guests through recreational activities like fishing or looking for fruit. Meanwhile, you can also craft amenities and furniture. You can earn craft materials by helping out the animals.

Here’s where the pay to play mechanic kicks in as you can wait for your furniture to finish, or you can use Leaf Tickets to speed up the process.

Keeping in line with the “Animal Crossing” theme, fans can also craft the campsite how they see fit. You can also customize your own avatar and even visit other friends’ campsites.

Some other details include friendship levels with the animals, a real-life clock, Player-ID system so you can play with friends, a Market Place to buy goods, and other areas (like the beach and forest) aside from the campgrounds. The game is slated to arrive on smartphones this November.

What is ‘Animal Crossing’?

The “AC” franchise is a life-simulator game developed by Nintendo.

While there might be different themes per game, the central point is that you’re a villager who moves to another town. As a life simulator, you can do anything you want. The clock also follows in real-time, adding a sense of realism to its cute charm.

The latest mainline game in the series was “New Leaf” for the Nintendo 3DS. That said, many fans are hoping for a new title on the Nintendo Switch.