Major Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp Update Doubles Visitor Count, Adds New “Membership”

Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp has been available on mobile for over four years and has proven popular enough to still be supported and receive regular updates. It certainly captures a lot of the charm that makes its Switch pal Animal Crossing: New Horizons so successful, except that it takes an alternate style with microtransactions (it’s free, after all).

Its latest big update is rolling out today and adds some notable features. First of all, it’s doubling the number of animals that can be invited to your campsite from 8 for 16, which is a welcome jump. It also adds an optional smart device widget that you can put on your device’s home screen, a nice touch and another way to open the game.

Beyond that, most of the reveal video focuses on a new Pocket Planner, which does exactly what you’d expect; it’s a way to track activities, items, and events. This leads to the new “Merry Memories Plan”, which is a paid monthly pass that gives you access to additional planner customization, a pedometer feature, and more seasonal event rewards. It costs $0.99 per month and also includes 20-sheet tickets every four weeks.

Whether this Merry Memories plan is good value for money depends a lot on how enthusiastic and often you dive into Pocket Camp, although at least the main update (more visitors, widget and Pocket Planner from basis) is free.

Do you plan to check out this update? Let us know in the comments!

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