Nintendo is finally ready to bring the ‘Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp’ gaming title to smartphones. On Tuesday, October 24, the Japan-based firm announced it would release the title for iOS and Android-powered devices in November this year. The cute critter-filled world of "Animal Crossing" will finally make its way to the mobile segment, bearing its well-known graphics. The makers are sticking to the gameplay the series has portrayed since its launch.

‘Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp’ was first launched in 2002 on the Gamecube and Nintendo 64. However, later, the title was also made available for the DS.

The only major difference between the current mobile version of the game and its previous renditions is that the current version for iOS and Android comes with micro-transactions to make the gameplay more exciting. According to Nintendo, the title will be unveiled in late November.

First look unveiled

The first look of the popular game was unveiled on Tuesday, October 24. The mobile edition of the title will be compatible with devices running Android 4.2 and above, as well as iOS 9 and above. Prior to the big reveal, Nintendo was developing the game in its Entertainment & Planning Division for the last two years. The game will be introduced as free-to-play, featuring in-game purchase items.

It appears that in the last two years, while the game was in development, Nintendo succeeded in not only staying true to the title’s core gameplay but also making it a free-to-play game, which will go down well with people.

How will the game generate revenue?

To generate revenue, Nintendo is introducing Leaf Tickets to the game. The player’s primary goal is to build their dream campsite as they continue exploring their surroundings, collecting items, and making friends. This is where the Leaf Tickets come into the gameplay.

If a player wants to purchase in-game items, they will have to use the Leaf Tickets.

The Leaf Tickets are available for free all throughout the gameplay. However, one can also purchase them from the store by conducting micro-transactions. While 20 leaf tickets cost $0.99, 45 tickets can be purchased for $1.99. Apart from these two deals, a player can also buy 100 and 200 Leaf Tickets for $3.99 and $7.99, respectively.

To encourage more transactions, Nintendo will likely be giving regular shoppers some additional discounts.

Are you excited that the ‘Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp’ will soon be making its way to compatible Android and iOS devices?