animal crossing Stories March 25, 2021

Nintendo launches new iPhone tool to help you show off your Animal Crossing island

Proud of your time spent with Animal Crossing: New Horizons on the Nintendo Switch? Nintendo has now launched a new tool to help you show off your Animal Crossing island, dubbed “Island Tour Creator.” It’s available today on your iPhone via the web browser.

animal crossing Stories November 18, 2019

Nintendo seems to be increasingly seeking to make money from in-app subscriptions in its iOS and Android mobile games, with Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp the latest example.

The company previously offered a Gold Pass for Mario Kart Tour

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animal crossing Stories November 27, 2017

Last week, Nintendo officially released the highly anticipated Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp for iOS. We offered our initial hands-on impressions, noting of a few downsides you should expect. Now, research firm SensorTower says the game has been downloaded some 15 million times in its first week of availability…

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animal crossing Stories October 24, 2017

As expected, Nintendo this evening announced that it is bringing Animal Crossing to iOS and Android next month. The game is called Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp and it brings many of the things gamers love about the Animal Crossing franchise to mobile devices, with a few new twists…

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animal crossing Stories January 31, 2017


[UPDATE: Super Mario Run sales added.]

Nintendo recently announced that Fire Emblem Heroes will be arriving on iPhone and iPad on February 2, but has now quietly announced that the mobile version of Animal Crossing will launch later than expected. Animal Crossing had originally been expected to make it onto iOS devices sometime in March, but a small note in a financial statement now rules this out …

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animal crossing Stories May 3, 2016

Nintendo claims non-Mario games chosen for mobile launch to broaden appeal of brand

Many Nintendo fans were disappointed when the company chose to launch a new game Miitomo for its first move into mobile, rather than the popular Super Mario series. The company later revealed that it will be bringing existing Nintendo game franchises to iOS later this year, but again, no sign of Mario. Instead, we can expect Animal Crossing and Fire Emblem.

animal crossing Stories April 27, 2016


Having already released its first iPhone game Miitomo, a bespoke social networking game, Nintendo is now teasing the next round of games headed to the iPhone and iOS devices. Notably, unlike Miitomo, these are going to be versions of existing successful Nintendo franchises: Animal Crossing and Fire Emblem.

Although Animal Crossing is not quite on the same podium as Super Mario, it is still major first-party intellectual property for Nintendo to release on non-Nintendo consoles for the first time. The new smartphone and tablet titles are expected to be released later this year, around October.

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