Kodansha will publish an encyclopedia teaching children about the real animals that appear in Animal Crossing: New Horizons. This is part of the Kodansha Mobile Encyclopedia “MOVE” Book Series. He combines pictures in the book with videos in a DVD to present and explain his topics. [Thanks, Dengeki Online!]

the Animal Crossing: New Horizons encyclopedia will showcase the 235 species of insects, sea creatures, fish, and fossils that appear in the game. Like other MOVE encyclopedias, the New Horizons book will come with a DVD, as well as a poster of animal life on the island. Blathers and the Villager will appear throughout the book to give more details as well. Not only does the encyclopedia explain the non-fiction aspect of these species, but it also gives information on where and when you can find them in the game.

Animal Crossing: New Horizons is the best-selling video game in Japan, surpassing even the NES version of Super Mario Bros. Besides the game itself, there are many physical merchandise that fans can collect and own. There are toys from the villagers, for example, as well as comic strips that take place in the New Horizons continuity.

the Animal Crossing: New Horizons Kodansha Encyclopedia will be released on July 29, 2022. It will only be available in Japanese. The book will cost 2,530 JPY, or about $19.80.