Animal Crossing is lastly coming to cellular. Whereas we do not have additional particulars simply but, we cannot have to attend lengthy to fill within the blanks. Nintendo has introduced a particular Direct presentation is scheduled for tomorrow, Oct. 24, that is particularly devoted to the sport.
Nintendo despatched out a press launch this morning informing us that an Animal Crossing Direct will start at eight p.m. PT on Oct. 24, or 11 p.m. if you happen to’re residing on the East coast. That is fairly late for some viewers, however we determine the timing was chosen to get as many eyes on the dwell announcement as humanly doable.
In keeping with the announcement, the presentation will likely be 15 minutes lengthy and focus solely on the Animal Crossing cellular sport. Nintendo stated no different cellular, 3DS or Swap matters will likely be mentioned at the moment so, if you happen to had been hoping for a shock Animal Crossing for Switch announcement, possibly do not maintain your breath.
In the event you’re fearful that 15 minutes is not a really lengthy presentation, do not forget that Nintendo’s E3 presentation this yr was solely about twice that size they usually managed to cram in a ridiculous variety of bulletins. Their Direct shows are normally fairly snappy, so we determine there will likely be lots to digest crammed into these 15 minutes.
As for what the sport will really entail, your guess is pretty much as good as ours at this level. The latest Animal Crossing sport, New Leaf, took the 3DS by storm a few years again. The one motion from the sequence since then had been a few spinoff titles that leaned on Amiibos and did not actually make many waves. So, whether or not this may really feel like a correct Animal Crossing sport or some kind of new route for the sequence stays to be seen.
Nintendo’s cellular efforts have been fairly respectable up thus far, as long as you do not rely the lackluster Miitomo “social expertise.” They can not actually be credited for Pokemon Go, however each Super Mario Run and Fireplace Emblem Heroes had been strong titles. Whereas the previous boasted a one-time fee to unlock the total sport, we now have a hunch that Animal Crossing will go the identical route because the latter, providing microtransactions to maintain gamers coming again for extra.
If any Nintendo sport ought to be out there in your pocket 24/7, although, it is Animal Crossing. The core video games work on a 24-hour cycle that encourages you to dive in for at the very least a short time each day. We would not be shocked if the cellular sport incorporates a related concentrate on time and each day contributions.
Then once more, Nintendo in all probability does not wish to simply take a profitable franchise and principally port it onto a platform they do not management, so we’re not precisely anticipating a core providing right here. We’ll simply have to attend and see!