While scheduled to release on November 22nd, Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp is now rolling out worldwide and it is out in the US App Store right now.
The game is now live on the Google Play Store for certain countries, with initial reports coming in from France.
Have you heard the news? Those looking to cash in some My Nintendo points will be thrilled to know that those missions and rewards are live as well.
Pocket Camp follows social sim Miitomo, endless runner Super Mario Run, and - most recently - tactical role-playing game Fire Emblem Heroes as Nintendo's fourth mobile release so far. Was it a case of mishandled information, or did Nintendo decide to treat the digital world early?More news: Nigeria police say at least 20 killed in mosque bombing
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Animal Pocket camp has a nice design and it certainly has that Japanese je ne sais quoi which makes people become obsessed.
This is likely due to one or two reasons; the servers are now inundated with people trying to connect a once (common for any new online game - just see the recent release of Call of Duty WW2) or, since the app download was available ahead of release, servers aren't quite fully live yet. The game is free-to-play, but you can spend money on Leaf Tickets to speed up some of the wait times on building and crafting.
Help Animals As You Explore: "While visiting different recreational spots, you'll meet new animals who could use a little help".
"You can also customize your camper, visit your friends' campsites to get ideas for your own, and meet new animal friends as you explore recreational areas! Craft and decorate with their favorite items, and you'll be able to host them whenever you like-even if you change up your decorations completely". The Leaf Tickets can also be earned through gameplay without buying them.