July 25, 2022

Elden Ring, Volume I – release update

We’ve tried hard to keep the planned end of Summer release window, but we’re sorry to say we need more time due to a combination of the current production and shipping circumstances and our own insistence on including every last detail we can into the books.

So we’re sorry to announce that Volume I’s release will be pushed back to late September in the UK and late October for the US and European language editions. We’re hoping that Volume II will follow just a month later in all territories so that both books are available this year.

We’re working tirelessly to make these the definitive books for this astounding game, and will provide another update if circumstances change. We’ll be back in August, when we’ll share some pages from Volume I with you. Thanks for all your patience!

Elden Ring Books of Knowledge

June 10, 2022

Elden Ring – Books of Knowledge

“Without guidance, without the strength of runes and without an invitation to the Roundtable Hold, you are fated, it seems, to die in obscurity. Luckily for you, however, there is one shining ray of hope…” –White Mask Varré

In The Lands Between, FromSoftware have created a world even more vast and filled with secrets than most will ever know. In its deepest caves and remotest mountain peaks lie treasures untold. Finding these places is difficult; plundering them all is a feat that few will accomplish. Fortunately, an unimpeachable source of reference is about to arrive.

Chronicling everything in a world this large is beyond the scope of any single book, however, and we at Future Press refuse to compromise on the quality of our products. We are, therefore, proud to present the Elden Ring – Books of Knowledge, Volumes I and II. A pair of books that, together, will form the definitive reference guide to this astounding world and its inhabitants.

Volume I: The Lands Between is a complete record of the overworld, dungeons and underworld in Elden Ring—no matter where you go, every inch is carefully mapped, its secrets laid bare. We present high level views of progression to reach the game’s endings, alongside streamlined paths that highlight the places and details you’re most likely to miss while exploring. NPC quests are clearly charted and each one is accompanied by key dialog. Finally, a dedicated lore section helps to piece together the game’s enigmatic storyline.

No matter what manner of creature you encounter, it will be catalogued, dissected and analysed in Volume II: Shards of the Shattering. Thoroughly tested combat strategies help to overcome even the toughest of foes, from the lowliest of wretches to the Shardbearers themselves. Next, the arsenal of spells and equipment you can bring to bear against these foes is laid out and all stats and effects are explained in full. All this data is put to use to recommend truly optimal builds along with progression routes to obtain the ideal equipment.

Volume I: The Lands Between is aiming for release late summer, and Volume II: Shards of the Shattering will follow in fall 2022. Both books can be pre-ordered now. Due to the ongoing global manufacturing and logistic difficulties, we do encourage everyone to pre-order their copy early to avoid disappointment later.

Elden Ring announcement images

May 04, 2022

It’s almost here!

It’s hard to believe that we finished our work on Horizon Forbidden West in early March, yet the book is still not in your hands as we write this. Due to multiple delays in the printing and shipping process, we’ve had to correct the US publishing date to late May. European fans, meanwhile, will only have to wait until next Monday, since the book was printed in Europe. It’s absolutely packed with behind-the-scenes information and stats from Guerrilla (all accurate to at least patch 1.11), and we can’t wait for everyone to start receiving their copies.

We apologize for the delay and very much appreciate everyone’s patience. We’ve been working hard to navigate the various global supply chain issues—unavailability of paper and long shipping times key among them—and we’re hoping things will be smoother next time, though the uncertainty in the printing industry remains.

Speaking of next time, we’ve had another project in the making for quite a while and you’ll be hearing about it very soon, so stay tuned!

Horizon Forbidden West Cover

January 18, 2022

Animal Crossing Companion Guide Update

This PDF has been in the works for a very long time, and we’re glad to finally be able to share it with you. This is the second update PDF for the Animal Crossing™: New Horizons’ Official Companion Guide and covers all major additions and updates to the game since summer 2020.

You’ll learn all about the new characters introduced during that time, including Luna, Gullivarrr and Pascal, all of whom bring unique new features to island life in addition to their loveable personalities. There are also lots of new Nook Miles Objectives to check out and you can read about the spookiest of all vegetables: the newly introduced Pumpkins that let you celebrate Halloween in style.

While you’re browsing through these pages, we’re already busy preparing the next PDF, covering everything that the recently released 2.0 Update brought to the game. We can’t wait to present all the new features, so stay tuned!

December 12, 2021

The Age of Empires IV book is here… (almost)

It’s early December already and past time for an update on the availability of our Age of Empires IV Official Companion Book. Pandemic-related supply and shipping issues are very hard to avoid, and have slowed the book’s release across all territories. The book will now be available in the UK from the 17th December, while the German and French editions will be available from the end of December. Shipping is especially affected to the US, so unfortunately the book won’t be on sale there until early January 2022. We’ve done all we can to minimize the delays, and we regret that fans of the game won’t get the book in time for Christmas. We’ll update again as soon as we have further news.

Age of Empires IV cover

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