Animal Crossing: New Horizons Nature Encyclopedia Announced
Regarded as one of the most wildly popular titles for the Nintendo Switch, Animal Crossing: New Horizons isn’t getting as many updates these days following its final major content drop back in November. However, that doesn’t mean Nintendo has forgotten all about the colorful island-exploring sim (we know fans haven’t), as Big N is now preparing to release a nifty nature encyclopedia for those who still frequent the Nook Inc. island getaway.
As announced in a recent post from Nintendo Japan, an educational nature book themed around Animal Crossing: New Horizons is now preparing for release. Highlighting the over 235 species of animals portrayed on the Switch game’s island, the book will explain how each creature operates in and outside the game world, including sections based on dinosaurs and paleontology. In addition, the book features details like appearance, weather, and time zone information to encourage encounters with these creatures while in-game.
Set to be launched by Japanese publication Kodansha, the book is the latest in the company’s line of MOVE encyclopedias, which offer the same visual experience of similar educational texts, but with the added benefit of an interactive DVD. The accompanying discs are known to sport a handful of videos that correspond with a book’s subject matter and the Animal Crossing: New Horizons encyclopedia is no different, with players able to view footage comparing its in-game ecology to archived footage of nature.
Releasing on July 23rd, the Animal Crossing: New Horizons nature encyclopedia is currently only confirmed for Japan, releasing in bookstores as well as the online Nintendo Store in the region. As one might expect, the book is only in Japanese, but those interested in importing it anyway can do so for 2,530 JPY, the equivalent of $19.85 US Dollars. In addition to the encyclopedia and DVD, the collection also comes with a bonus poster depicting the various animal life featured on the island.
What do you think? Are you excited to get your knowledge on with this new Animal Crossing: New Horizons encyclopedia, or will you be waiting for the English version to come around? Let us know in the comments below and be sure to follow Don’t Feed the Gamers on Twitter and Facebook to be informed of the latest gaming and entertainment news 24 hours a day!
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