The first Pocket Camp Club plan is the Happy Helper Plan, which costs $2.99 / £2.99 per month and is available as a one month free trial.
The Happy Helper Plan allows players to appoint an animal as camp caretaker. They will then in your place fulfil requests, gather items for events and give support around the campsite. This plan also awards 60 Leaf Tickets per month.
The second Pocket Camp Club plan is the £7.99 / $7.99 per month Cookie & Depot Plan, which allows players to choose five cookies a month from a selection of previously released fortune cookies, each with an item inside.
Subscribers will also have access to warehouses which can store up to 5000 different furniture and clothing items.
Both plans share additional benefits including shortened crafting times and access to the Pocket Camp Club Journal, which offers a glimpse at items before they’re available and a newsletter with design ideas.
Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp launched in October 2017 and is currently celebrating its second anniversary via an in-game event.
The move towards optional paid subscriptions follows the successful launch of Mario Kart Tour in September. Mario Kart Tour features a $4.99 / £4.99 per month ‘Gold Pass’, which helps players unlock more in-game rewards.
Nintendo president Shuntaro Furukawa recently told investors that Mario Kart Tour’s revenue was off to a good start.
“In addition to randomised items, we have created opportunities to generate revenue such as the Gold Pass subscription to meet various needs to consumers, allowing them to enjoy the game,” he said.
“By including these mechanics and multiplayer functionality, we want to make it an attractive application that will be enjoyed by consumers in the long-term.