An official English guidebook for Animal Crossing: New Horizons has been announced and made available for pre-orders after much anticipation about whether one would be released overseas!
The Animal Crossing: New Horizons Official Companion Guide is written by Future Press and will be your one-stop guide to everything you need to know about New Horizons in a paperback form.
Based on the Amazon product description, we have a few previews of what can be expected inside the guidebook too. For starters, a complete reference guide of every museum specimen will be included as you’d expect. Information on every tool item and NookPhone app will be there too.
There will be plenty of shopping facilities in New Horizons as well according to the guide, and we’ll find a complete catalog of items with ‘every last option’. It seems photography will be a focus too with photo shoot locations for inspiration available. We’re not sure if this is just some fun with the camera feature, or more of a full fledged part of the game.
Finally, a few special Animal Crossing bonuses will be included in the guide for fans like high-quality bookmarks featuring character art, and an online calendar with island events and birthdays!
Here’s the complete full guidebook description from Amazon US to read yourself:
Sit back and relax.
Your one-stop guide to a perfect island vacation is right here!
Animal Crossing: New Horizons takes you to a deserted island and lets you craft it into your own personal paradise inhabited by a unique, character-filled community. This premium book is both the perfect guide for getting the most out of island life, and the ultimate reference for anyone who insists on having it all.
We’ll get you settled in on your new island home as quickly as possible. Our useful primers will get you oriented and informed on everything a new resident needs to know.
Create Your Paradise
The sea’s the limit when it comes to customizing your island – you just need the right tools and a little guidance ( and maybe a bit of insider information for playing the stalk market). You’ll find all of this here, and more: every tool and app is explained and our tips for design and money making are not to be missed!
Discover and Explore
Museum lovers will be in for a treat – as long as you’re willing to be the one providing the exhibits! It’s a hands-on approach to preservation, and every budding naturalist or palaeontologist needs a solid reference book to consult. You won’t find a single specimen that’s not covered here.
Shop Till You Drop
Your island wouldn’t be much of a paradise without decent shopping facilities. Luckily, Timmy and Tommy’s retail experience brings a wealth of desirable goods for purchase. Every last option for the fashionista or interior decorator is lavishly catalogued.
Want to see some of the hottest island destinations that have already found their feet, built a community and began attracting high-volume tourism? We’ve discovered some true gems and arranged photo shoots that are sure to provide plenty of inspiration for building the island of your dreams.
Fans of Animal Crossing will be delighted with the high-quality bookmarks we’ve included – one side features beautiful character artwork, and the other is filled with useful info. We’ve also created an online calendar for keeping track of events on the island and making sure you never miss a resident’s birthday!
Perhaps most exciting, the Amazon page confirms the Animal Crossing: New Horizons Official Companion Guide page count to be a very respectable 432 pages long! That’s a lot of Animal Crossing content and hopefully reflects how feature packed the game will be.
For comparison, the official Animal Crossing: New Leaf guide in English from Prima in 2013 was 528 pages long, but came published in a small pocket sized version. We don’t know the exact size of the New Horizons guide from Future Press, but it looks to be a standard size so 432 pages would be pretty great.
You can pre-order the Animal Crossing: New Horizons Official Companion Guide from Amazon US here or Amazon UK here. Check back soon for more regions!
By the way, this guide will be released in some other languages too, but we wanted to highlight that this is an overseas guide and not a Japanese exclusive one.
Will you be picking up this exciting official guide for Animal Crossing: New Horizons or taking a pass? And if you’re buying one, is it for information or simply collecting purposes? Let me know in the comments below — I’m definitely getting it!
Animal Crossing: New Horizons launches worldwide in less a month from now on March 20th! Check out our release date countdown here, or pre-order the game here. Stay tuned to Animal Crossing World for more news as we approach the release!