Just because its a Nintendo product doesnt mean it's not subject to the mainstream gimmicks of being a mobile app. Animal Crossing Pocket Camp has introduced a new AR feature that lets you take pictures next to your favorite villagers.
Since Animal Crossing: New Horizons launched in March, there hasnt been as much popular interest in the franchises iOS and Android app, Pocket Camp. Regardless, Nintendo has been hard at work providing updates for the game. The most recent update added a new feature called AR Camera Mode.
In AR Camera Mode, players can take their villagers and place them in the real world using augmented reality technology. This is similar to Pokemon GO, which does the same for wild Pokemon. VIllagers can be posed and positioned and furniture can be added to make for ideal photo opportunities.
But that isnt all. It also introduces the AR Cabin. With this, the player can decorate and traverse their own cabin as if it was in the real world. See villagers in their real size, interact with them, and see them interact with the virtual cabin space.
Pocket Camp has come a long, long way since it was first released. Its seen countless new features and changes, turning it into one of the more impressive mobile games weve ever played. This AR update only reinforces that perspective further.
There is a downside however. Only devices of a certain age and computational power can support the AR feature, meaning that some devices no longer are supported for Animal Crossing Pocket Camp. Now, the app is only supported on iOS devices running iOS version 11.0 or newer, or Android devices running Android OS 5.0 or newer. These devices will also need at least 1.5 GB of RAM and a 64-bit CPU.
Animal Crossing Pocket Camp is free to download (with optional microtransactions) on iOS and Android.