Nintendo and Future Press teamed up to produce the Animal Crossing: New Horizons Official Companion Guide, but, despite now being printed, the insightful tome has been impacted with a delay.
Those in North America, Australia and New Zealand must “wait a little longer,” as the publisher has been unable to ship the books to retailers through their usual channels.
You can expect it to arrive in retailers by the “end of April or even early May,” and, for those that have placed a pre-order through Amazon, you may want to search for an alternative.
“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,” Future Press wrote in an update. “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 [the] 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.”
This premium book – priced at £24.99 – promises to provide readers with a “one-stop guide to a perfect island vacation,” and “the ultimate reference for anyone who insists on having it all.”
You can read through the complete overview for the Animal Crossing: New Horizons Official Companion Guide below:
We’ll get you settled in on your new island home as quickly as possible. Our useful primers will get you oriented and informed on everything a new resident needs to know.
Create Your Paradise
The sea’s the limit when it comes to customizing your island— you just need the right tools and a little guidance (…and maybe a bit of insider information for playing the stalk market). You’ll find all of this here, and more: every tool and app is explained and our tips for design and money-making are not to be missed!
Discover and Explore
Museum-lovers will be in for a treat—as long as you’re willing to be the one providing the exhibits! It’s a hands-on approach to preservation, and every budding naturalist or palaeontologist needs a solid reference book to consult. You won’t find a single specimen that’s not covered here.
Shop Till You Drop
Your island wouldn’t be much of a paradise without decent shopping facilities. Luckily, Timmy and Tommy’s retail experience brings a wealth of desirable goods for purchase. Every last option for the fashionista or interior decorator is lavishly catalogued.
Want to see some of the hottest island destinations that have already found their feet, built a community and began attracting high-volume tourism? We’ve discovered some true gems and arranged photo shoots that are sure to provide plenty of inspiration for building the island of your dreams.
Fans of Animal Crossing will be delighted with the high-quality bookmarks we’ve included—one side features beautiful character artwork, and the other is filled with useful info. We’ve also created an online calendar for keeping track of events on the island and making sure you never miss a resident’s birthday!
Animal Crossing: New Horizons is now available exclusively for Nintendo Switch worldwide.