Yesterday, Nintendo revealed more details about its highly anticipated Animal Crossing mobile game. Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp lets players customize their campsites and take part in all sorts of fun activities (such as fishing and collecting bugs).
But the mobile game will also include microtransactions, as players can spend real money on a currency called ‘Leaf Tickets’ (that can also be earned through normal play). Then, in turn, these Leaf Tickets can be spent to acquire various items or to speed up the game’s timers, getting Tom Nook’s help to construct things quicker.
Given that Nintendo’s very first mobile game, Miitomo, included microtransactions, the fact that Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp includes them too is no surprise. The Animal Crossing series has always been about debt repayment as players must collect and sell items in order to pay what they owe Tom Nook for building their home expansions. So with Tom Nook being tied to the microtransactions in the mobile game, many fans have taken to social media to turn the character into a meme.
tom nook has reached his ultimate peak level of capitalism he’s always desired: micro-transactions
— SungWon Cho (ProZD) (@prozdkp) October 25, 2017
Once Tom Nook receives enough real money, he'll finally be able to leave his digital prison and become the dark master of our reality. pic.twitter.com/DkLv35TMiZ
— Anthony Carboni (@acarboni) October 25, 2017
nintendo: leaf tickets are purchased with real money
— ac bot