During one of his signature direct presentations, Nintendo yesterday announced the popular Animal Crossing franchise will finally make its way to Android and iOS next month. The mobile edition of the game is expected to debut in late November and will be called Animal Crossing: Pocket field .
But thanks to this handy solution, There might be a way to skip the wait and get the game right now.
For some reason, Nintendo has gone ahead and launched Pocket field in Australia before the scheduled release date. As you could imagine, the most avid fans have already figured out how to get around geo-restriction so that they can install the game on their iOS and Android phones from anywhere else in the world.
Install pocket animal crossing the field on your iOS device
Here's how you can get the game on your iPhone or iPad (heads-up: Australian netizens can just go ahead and download the normal way):
- Open the App Store.
- Head to the Applications section and open the Accounts page in the upper-right. Log out of your account.
- Click here to open Pocket field Australia's version of the App Store. Note: You will have to open the link from your mobile device.
- Click ‘ Change region’ and open the same connection again.
- Select 'Create New Apple ID’ and fill in the necessary details.
- Create a new App Store account, and set the region in Australia.
- Boom! You should now be able to download Animal Crossing: Pocket field !
Install field animal crossing pocket on Android
Android users have similarly found a loophole to get the game before launch.
Here's what you need to do to get even:
- Twitter user Joseph Vargas has already scraped and Shared a link al Animal Crossing: Pocket Field APK. You can download it from who .
- To open the APK, you must change the settings to allow installation of third-party applications developers.
- Open and install the APK.
- It's all set and done.
Update: the link to download the Android APK above is no longer available. However, Twitter user Nintendo Daily News published another copy you can download at their discretion who (hosted on Google Drive).
Disclaimer: Please note that we have thoroughly inspected the APK in question. If you choose to download and use, It will be at your own risk.