In anticipation of the September 9 launch of Splatoon 3, Nintendo has now announced that certain Animal Crossing items from Splatoon 2 will be making a comeback in Animal Crossing. For those who have been playing Animal Crossing: New Horizons, Pocket Camp is bad news. Like other games in the Animal Crossing series, Pocket Camp is a freemium mobile RPG that debuted in 2017. Players don't manage an island or a town, but a campsite that they can personalize with a wide variety of accessories.
Even though you can play Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp without spending any money, there are in-game purchases you can make for a dollar or eight that are completely voluntary (USD). The fortune cookies in Pocket Camp are a sort of in-game loot that can be purchased with virtual money to get your hands on some unique goodies. Seasonal events, such as fishing contests, are a staple of Animal Crossing, just as they have been in every game in the series.
To this day, five years after its initial release, Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp continues to receive frequent updates and new content, such as the re-release of the Splatoon 2 DLC. Alternatively, Animal Crossing: New Horizons has been out for less than three years and received its last big update in November 2021. A mobile game that's five years old still receives frequent updates, yet a newer console game is locked in its own time warp.
Players of Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp on ACNH Servers Will Be Ignored for Updates.
Animal Crossing: Additional Horizons gamers got word in October 2021 of the current 2.0 Update, the introduction of the Happy Home Paradise DLC, and the addition of new ACNH inhabitants. They were also informed that this would be the game's final major update and the sole paid DLC, basically warning players that, aside from minor updates to renew recurrent seasonal goodies, this is all they could expect to receive. In addition to the substantial new content introduced by the update and the downloadable content, Pocket Camp players also receive frequent updates that include new things, new events, and even new characters. Similar to how Splatoon 2 and Pokémon have both appeared in Pocket Camp crossover events, the next Animal Crossing: New Leaf must also incorporate crossover events with other Nintendo games.
Players of New Horizons are once again made to feel marginalized by the pocket camp mob thanks to the rerelease of one of these crossovers and the accompanying update. Splatoon items' announced return to Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp is another evidence that Nintendo has abandoned New Horizons. Fans of Animal Crossing: New Horizons should definitely give up any hopes they had left for any unexpected updates, whereas those of Pocket Camp may expect updates and new things to continue. At the very least, perhaps, fans will hear something soon about the potential for a new Animal Crossing game.