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Beware Tom Nook, Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp Available A Day Early

Animal Crossing is available on smartphones for the first time a day early. 


Despite breaking down why Animal Crossing wouldn't be fit for smartphones back in 2014, Nintendo got the ball rolling on development sometime after and revealed Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp during a Direct last month. The charming mobile community manager was supposed to release worldwide on tomorrow, November 21, but it is available a day early.

Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp fully embraces its new shift to mobile devices with a pick-up-a-go camp theme that permeates across the game's features, including the mobile housing and camp manager role for your main character.

The game seems to be filled to the brim with the charm the community manager genre typically exhibits, but one of its characters may bring a bit of a dark side to the experience. As per usual with mobile games, there are microtransactions abound and the character Tom Nook is the greedy creature that will potentially be reaching even deeper into your pockets. Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp is now available for iOS and Android.

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