Here's another quick update on all things Animal Crossing!

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!

Animal Crossing: New Horizons; insect list preview

Here it is!

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!

ACNH photos preview

Animal Crossing: New Horizons Official Companion Guide — Update

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.

Animal Crossing: New Horizons Official Companion Guide — Update

Your one-stop guide to a perfect island vacation is right here!

Our next release is a very special one: The Official Companion Guide for Animal Crossing™: New Horizons! We’re truly excited to announce this book as it's not only about the most charming game series in history, but also our very first book officially licensed by Nintendo! It’s released early April and will be a super-premium softcover with a beautiful dust jacket, perfect for reference and filled to bursting with invaluable island-building information. The guide will be published in English, French, German, Spanish and Italian languages and available for pre-order at all major retailers.

Animal Crossing: New Horizon Guide, Front and Back Cover

Reprinting the Compendium

Quick update concerning the Dark Souls Trilogy Compendium, since we’ve been getting a steady flow of messages asking for a reprint. We’ve investigated various options for reprinting, but at the moment all of them are simply not viable due to the high production and shipping costs involved combined with the uncertainty of the demand. We know that many fans missed out on it, so we’re not giving up so easily; we hope to update you again in the next few weeks. Thanks for all your patience!

Dark Souls Compendium in slipcase