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Animal Crossing: New Horizons Guide May Help Guarantee a Swell Island Life

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Animal Crossing: New Horizons might involve a rather literal “deserted island” scenario, but that doesn’t mean new villagers will be without a lifeline. Future Press has announced that it will be publishing the Animal Crossing: New Horizons Official Companion Guide on April 9, 2020. That’s a short while after the game’s March 20, 2020 release date, but considering the typical pace of an Animal Crossing session, it shouldn’t be too long to wait.

Future Press has promised that the Official Companion Guide will contain lots of useful information. Explanations of the game’s many new systems, including its terraforming functions, will be included. Primers on each of Animal Crossing: New Horizons‘ tools and apps on the in-game smartphone, the NookPhone will be available in the guide.

The guide will also have information on every item and furniture piece in the game, a useful thing to have for a book sold as “both the perfect guide for getting the most out of island life, and the ultimate reference for anyone who insists on having it all.”

The Animal Crossing: New Horizons guide won’t be devoid of extras, though. The 432-page book will include a photo section with shots of developed islands to draw inspiration from. It’ll also come with a pair of bookmarks decorated with character art, and access to an online calendar that helps keep track of character birthdays and other events.

The Animal Crossing: New Horizons Official Companion Guide will be available on April 9, 2020, and will cost $29.99 USD. English, Spanish, Italian, French and German language options will be sold.

Josh Tolentino
Josh Tolentino helped run Japanator as Managing Editor since 2012, before it and Siliconera teamed up. That said, it's been years since he watched enough anime to keep his otaku license valid. Maybe one day he'll see enough of a given season to pretend to know what's hot. Until then, it's Star Trek reruns, gacha games, and bylines at Destructoid and GameCritics.