The New Animal Crossing Guide Book Draws A Crowd In Japan

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Animal Crossing: New Horizons is a smash hit in Japan. Some players aren’t content to only play the game to discover it on their own. They really want tips. A lot of them. A book worth of them.

There are three main New Horizons guidebooks on sale in Japan: one from game publication Dengeki, another Dengeki one with Amiibo tips, and finally, one from game magazine Nintendo Dream.

These are massive guides, with well-over 1,000 pages:

They look like dictionaries! This isn’t unheard of for in-depth Japanese game guide books, especially for Animal Crossing.

While certainly not impossible to find, copies have been selling out in-store and online:

Today, the Kinokuniya in Shinjuku reopened after temporarily being shuttered. According to Sports Hochi, around 100 people lined up at the store to buy the Animal Crossing: New Horizons guidebook.

The guides are being resold online in Japan, which might (maybe?) explain the long-line even as a state of emergency has been declared in Japan:


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