Uh… this isn’t really a proper post, and most of the pics will be everything but New Leaf, but I wanted to post it for now. I’ll probably go through my blog later (laaaaaaaaaater) when AC:NL comes out and weed out all the unimportant posts.
See this? See it, see it, see it?
I’m getting my hands on this no matter what 😛
It’s the official guidebook for AC:NL in Japan. It’s 480 pages thick, A5 size and in Japanese (of course). I was super happy when I found out it was in print already for a Dec 21st release 😀 Buuut amazingly, by the time I checked it out on Amazon.jp, the preorders were already sold out! So right now, I’ve preordered it on Amiami. If they also run out I’ll just have to wait for a reprint. Either way, I’m getting it 😛 And I’ll be getting it before the English AC:NL comes out at that, at the rate this “localisation” is going.
So, why do I want this?
Because I love game guides. They’re like… games in book form! xD I actually own these books, even though I don’t have the respective games apart from Wild World (and not to mention I can’t even read them! xP). I especially wanted the books for the games I don’t have, so that I can have a look at what they’re all about, all the different items etc. (Can you tell which is which?)
I also especially want one for NL because…
[All pics from AC:WW book; Right-click > New Tab to view full size]
It comes with a whopping huge visual catalogue of all the items!! And as far as that catalogue goes (all the guides from different publishers have one), the one from the official guides looks fantastic! (Look here for an example of another publisher’s catalogue. Looks like a true catalogue.)
I’ve been scrounging around for weeks looking through screenshots and blogs to gather information on items, and then all of a sudden the option emerges for me to just get the damn guidebook like I always do and that’ll have all of the items listed in it. Easy!
There aren’t any preview pictures of the actual contents of the AC:NL guidebook though, so I don’t know for certain what’s in it. But whatever it is, it’ll sure beat sitting around biting my nails til “Q2 2013” 😛