Catch Up With a Classic: Animal Crossing
Find out why we keep coming back to our cozy campsite.
Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp
Decorate your dream campsite!
Kindness makes the world go round in Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp. Nintendo’s friendship simulator is all about being nice to others: doing favors, retrieving lost items, and simply stopping for a quick chat.
Since its 2017 launch, it has only grown friendlier. Here are a few reasons we hang out at camp all year long:
It’s the nicest game in town
Your job is to build up a rural camp from scratch, gradually expanding and developing it with new amenities. And that requires making friends with the various walking, talking animals you’ll find around the central campsite.
Doing simple favors—catching bugs, finding fruit, sharing gossip—will get your pals to help you out with goodies in return. Eventually they’ll join your camp, adding color, character, and a warm hello every time you log in.
It stays active
Camp is all about activities! Water your Pocket Camp garden, or cross-pollinate plants to get rare flowers. Visit the market to check out fresh fashions and furniture, or purchase fortune cookies for the chance at exclusive items. And if you have any duplicate goodies, visit seafaring trader Gulliver, who’ll turn your trash into treasure.
It’s got an eye for design
Turn your camping into glamping! The interior design element in past Animal Crossing games has at last arrived in Pocket Camp. Introduced in a recent update, the Happy Homeroom lets players impress design guru Lottie by styling a room to match a camper’s tastes. Keep at it and you can even nab gold to craft rare luxury furniture. Fancy!
It’s always updating
Countless additions have fundamentally changed the game since its launch. A new player-owned cabin, for instance, lets you invite guests over for informal get-togethers—and stash your stuff once your camp runs out of room. A parcel-delivery service speeds up your daily questing. And limited-time events—from themed collections to fishing tournaments and scavenger hunts—ensure there is always something new to enjoy.