September 24, 2020
Remedy have long been one of our favorite studios, and they set a new benchmark with Control. Its brilliant third-person combat mechanics and staggering feats of world building add up to what we genuinely think is one of the most outstanding and singular games of recent times.
With both of its expansions now released, Future Press is proud to present The Art and Making of Control—a truly unique, limited edition companion book. We’ve put hundreds of hours into giving Remedy’s award-winning art direction the treatment it deserves—concept art, sketches and renders are beautifully framed across almost 400 pages of in-depth, behind the scenes content. The book will be released holiday 2020 and is available for pre-order now at Amazon.com and can be ordered direct from future-press.com from late August. Pre-orders in other territories will also go live soon.
June 05, 2020
We’ve been wanting to provide a fresh update on the status of the Animal Crossing: New Horizons guide for a couple of weeks now, but the situation has been changing almost every day and we didn’t want to provide any incorrect information to those waiting for their book to arrive. We completely understand the frustration with the delays, so we’ll continue to provide as much clarity as possible.
Amazon US and Canada have received their first batch of books in early May, and we know that they’ve been trying to ship out all copies as fast as possible given the current situation. It’s now certain that they will get most of their ordered stock next week, which means that all existing orders will be dispatched from next week to mid June. It’s impossible for us to say when any individual order will be processed or delivered, because that’s in Amazon’s hands and we can’t see their internal queues.
As for the UK and all other language editions in Europe, retailers have received new stock this week. We are working non-stop to get the book into everyone’s hands as quickly as possible, and we’ll provide another update as soon as the situation changes in any way. Thanks once again for your patience!
April 26, 2020
Europeans have been enjoying the book for some time (thanks for all the nice feedback!), and copies arrive in the US on April 30th, but it will then take day a few days until retailers receive them. All timings are still very fluid given the current situation, so we’d like to ask for your continued patience! To play it safe, we’re setting the release date back to May 8 for now. This first batch will only cover pre-orders that came in early enough—the next batch is scheduled for end of May.
What’s more, you will have seen (and probably already experienced) the great new content that Nintendo released this week. Many of you asked us what we plan to do to keep the book up-to-date. Well, we’ve decided to cover every new update with a small PDF in the same style as our physical book. This way, the combination between physical book and digital content keeps you perfectly informed. And since the PDFs use the same design and structure you’re used to from the book, you’ll find everything you need quick and easy. We’ll post about it once the PDF is released, both here and on our social media channels.
And finally, the community calendar that we mention in the guide is in the works right now and will be ready for launch around the second week of May. Stay tuned!
April 09, 2020
We thought we’d share some photos of the Animal Crossing book. The printing turned out to be very nice; it’s printed on premium art paper, the colors are vivid and the dust jacket has a premium matte soft touch. We can’t wait for you to finally hold the book in your hands. And thanks for all your feedback. We’re discussing the release of some digital content to make up for the waiting time, so please stay tuned!
Finally, a special message to our Italian fans. The Italian edition is in print now and will be available end of the month. In the meantime, be well and stay safe!
April 03, 2020
We hope you’re all well and safe! Since its release a week ago, it’s been great to see Animal Crossing: New Horizons providing some comfort to many who are stuck at home. These are difficult times, and we know that game guides won’t help much with getting through them, but we’d like to give you an update on our situation.
The circumstances have caused some delays, but our Animal Crossing: New Horizons guide has now been printed. The last stages of production were nail-biting—in the end we’ve been lucky, because all of our production partners were fantastic and carried out their roles perfectly, despite everything. The only thing left now is shipping from our printer to retailers around the world. The book will be available in English, French, German and Spanish languages across Europe from mid April. Fans in North America and Australia will have to wait a little longer, since shipping via air isn’t an option right now. We’re sorry to say that you’ll have to wait until end of April or even early May before the book arrives in stock. The situation with shipping remains fluid, though, so we can only ask for your patience and will update you when we know more.
As you’ve probably heard, Amazon is prioritising essential goods for the time being, which means that they’ve stopped ordering other products, such as books. This means that Amazon will not even get enough stock to fulfil all of their existing pre-orders. As soon as Amazon is ready to take them, we’ll ship more books to them, but please understand that this could take another while.
We think the book turned out great and we certainly hope that once you hold it in your hands you’ll consider it worth the wait. Working with Nintendo was a real honor, and we’d like to thank them again for making the development of this book go as smoothly as any project we’ve had, despite taking place under some truly unprecedented circumstances.