Well the big news in the mobile world over the past couple of days has been all about Animal Crossing Pocket Camp. So I figured it was high time that I wrote something rounding up everything that we know about the game at this point in time.
There's going to be a lot of info, but I reckon you're cool enough to deal with it. And make sure you click on all the shiny links scattered around this content, because our dreamy sister site Pocket Gamer has been doing some excellent work on the game and I wouldn't want you to miss out on anything.
Oh, and if you've got any questions or comments then feel free to hurl them into the void at the bottom of the article that certain people have been known to refer to as the comments section.
When is it out?
Well we don't know for sure. It's definitely coming to iOS and Android in November. But November is a pretty long month, and Nintendo hasn't released an actual date yet.
The big N has said that it's going to be out in late November, so a good bet would be that we're going to see it sometime between the 23rd and 30th of next month. We do know that if you live in Australia you can play it right now though.
How do you do that? Well follow this link to Pocket Gamer's guide and you'll find out. Unless you're already in Australia, in which case just go to the App Store and download it right this second. Problem solved.
What can I play it on?
If you want to play the game on iOS, you're going to need to have to have a device running iOS 9. But that's not all. You'll need at the very least an iPad Air to get things running, and you're going to be better served with an Air 2.
If you've got an iPhone 4S, 5, or 5C, or a 5th generation iPod Touch, you're going to be out of luck as well. Basically the newer the hardware you've got, the better chance you're going to have of being able to play it.
How much is it going to cost?
Inevitably, the game is going to be free to play. Although considering Animal Crossing has always felt like it's a perfect fit for the payment model, that shouldn't come as too much of a surprise. If Fire Emblem: Heroes is anything to go by, expect payments to speed up wait-timers somehow.
Don't expect standard App Store free to play gouging to be in place here though. Nintendo has been pretty good with getting its pricing right with the other games it's released, so it's unlikely that Pocket Camp is going to be any different.
It looks like the game is going to have some connection to Animal Crossing: New Leaf, although we're not quite sure how just yet. But if you're a fan of that game it's definitely going to be worth your while grabbing this one too.
There's also going to be a big focus on multiplayer here, as you'd expect. There are some quests that you're not going to be able to complete unless you've got a set number of friends. This is going to be a very sociable camp site, whether you want it to be or not.
Oh, and check out Pocket Gamer's ongoing diary about the game here. It's sure to be full of interesting experiences. And tents.