Nintendo is preparing a naturist encyclopedia about the animals and flora that appear in Animal Crossing: New Horizons and it will be published on July 29 in Japan. This encyclopedia seeks to be an educational tool for children, with ecological information on the animals in the game and will be called Animal Crossing: New Species on the Island.
With the announcement of the book, some images were shared in which we see part of its design, with fonts and text boxes similar to those of Animal Crossing: New Horizons, in addition to a villager and Socrates the owl explaining the information on the pages. The book will be accompanied by a DVD with 57 minutes of supplementary material.
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The Animal Crossing: New Horizons Encyclopedia offers a comprehensive explanation of real-world creatures alongside the game’s characters, with commentary from the museum director who is familiar with them. The book also has ecological photographs that show the fish or insect as we see it in animal crossing, with which they seek to make your experience with the game more interesting.
The encyclopedia also includes information on fossils and dinosaurs, as it seeks to teach about the evolution of life, as well as the ecology of dinosaurs and paleontology. The encyclopedia seeks to be an expansion to what we see in the Socrates museum in Animal Crossing: New Horizons.
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The new Animal Crossing: New Horizons encyclopedia also serves as a game guide, as it shows us the appearance time and time of the various creatures on the island, as well as weather information and everything you need to know to find them. The accompanying DVD comes with observational videos to address the reality and ecology of the creatures we meet in the game, using special footage from the NHK Archives and from Animal Crossing.
Finally, four posters were presented with all the fish, sea creatures, insects, and fossils, replicas of the ones you get when you complete each museum collection in Animal Crossing: New Horizons. So far nothing has been said about bringing the encyclopedia to other regions.