Animal Crossing Coming To The Nintendo Switch – Game Theory

Nintendo recently came out announcing Pokemon Let’s Go! Pikachu and Evee on the Switch. Players will be able to link their game to Niantics, popular app Pokemon Go.

This post explores a (hopeful) theory that Animal Crossing could be coming to the Switch, and soon.


The Theory

Earlier this year Nintendo released a highly anticipated app, Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp. You play as a camp coordinator, decorating to entertain guests, making friends and enjoying the general atmosphere.

The Theory is simple. Pokemon Go was released in 2016, 2 years later the game is being paired with its own Pokemon title for the Switch.

You can ascertain parallels between these two games both having an app before a Switch console title release. Is it possible Nintendo are using Pocket Camp to reignite a nostalgic feeling within all the OG players to eventually come out with another title for the Switch? If this theory is true then we could have an Animal Crossing title for the Switch anywhere between 2019 – 2020.



Pokemon is arguably one of Nintendos most successful titles, if not it’s most successful entirely.

Everyone knew/assumed a new game would be coming to the Switch. Nintendo wouldn’t want to ditch the IP because of a new console. It’s very possible that they thought “why not link it to Pokemon Go?” as opposed to a pre-planned idea. There’s no need for Nintendo to validate Pokemon with a paired app. This would indicate no real “evidence” that they have plans for an Animal Crossing Switch title at all.

What do you think of this theory? Are you yay or nay? Let me know by leaving me a comment or tweeting me at @Charlteon

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