Elden Ring is officially getting its series of books made by the developer FromSoftware and publishing house Future Press called “Books of Knowledge”. The series consists of two volumes, serving as a definitive guide for the Lands Between.
On top of that, the books are available for pre-order now in the US and UK for $49.99/ £39.99 each. So, the question arises, should you purchase Elden Ring’s “Books of Knowledge”, and what information does it provide you.
You should purchase The Book of Knowledge if you want to learn more about the secrets of the Lands Between and some in-game information you may not know about while playing Elden Ring.
However, before buying the book for yourself, you need to know what information the book contains and where can you purchase it. Therefore, in this article, I’ll go through everything you should know about “Books of Knowledge” in Elden Ring.
Where can you purchase the Books of Knowledge for Elden Ring?
You can purchase both volumes of Elden Ring’s “Books of Knowledge” from Amazon or the Bandai Namco store in the US and UK. However, you can only get them on pre-order right now, with the book released at a later date.
It’s worth noting volume I of “Books of Knowledge” will release on July 29, 2022, and volume II will come out on September 29, 2022. But, in some places, you can get the book for a discounted price of $29.99 and £31.78.
Additionally, it’s well known that the price of guides released by Future Press doesn’t depreciate in price, even in second-hand stores like eBay, so it’s definitely worth buying right now. These books are incredibly detailed, and even veteran players will learn something new about the game from these books.
What information do you get from the Books of Knowledge in Elden Ring?
The Books of Knowledge will talk about the chronicles of the world of the Lands Between while providing stats and information about the characters you encounter in Elden Ring. These books will provide insight for those who know the game well.
Future Press will release these books in four different languages: English, French, German, and Spanish. Additionally, the books are given as beautifully designed hardcover books, so they’re bound to last for a long time.
It’s also incredibly detailed, with each volume featuring around 500 pages of Elden Ring lore and stats. To specify, here’s the information you can expect from each volume of “Books of Knowledge”:
I. Books of Knowledge Volume I: The Lands Between
Volume I will completely focus on the Lands Between, the world of Elden Ring. This book will include the fine details of the game’s lore, which will summarize and help to piece together the mystifying storyline.
The book will take the information from FromSoftware, the developers of Elden Ring. Additionally, you get every detail about Elden Ring’s vast world with extensive maps, meticulous artwork, gameplay mechanics, and guides on dungeons and NPCs you’ll encounter in the game.
II. The Books of Knowledge Volume II: Shards to the Shattering
This volume will focus on combat gameplay elements, bestiary and armaments in Elden Ring. In other words, this book can help you choose the best equipment for your builds. This book will also feature an exclusive interview with game director Hidetaka Miyazaki.
It’s also noted that this interview will be intriguing to read for Soulsborne fans, a genre for games similar to Elden Ring, developed by FromSoftware. In fact, Future Press has advised fans to consider pre-ordering the volumes instead of waiting for the official release.
During the book announcement, they released this statement:
Due to the ongoing global manufacturing and logistic difficulties, we encourage everyone to pre-order their copy to avoid disappointment later.FromSoftware
As a result, if you’re looking to buy these books, it’s better to pre-order them for a cheaper price, instead of waiting for official release, with the risk of not getting the Elden Ring books later.
About Elden Ring
Elden Ring is the next major title to be released by FromSoftware, the developers of Demon’s Souls, Bloodborne and the Dark Souls franchise. Elden Ring is set to release on the February 25th, 2022.
The game is set in a world known as The Lands Between. Players will take control of a Tarnished to explore these lands and uncover the secrets it holds. The game is an open-world style title with emphasis on combat and traversal. There is also a multiplayer component, along players to summon others for co-operative play, or to be invaded for PvP encounters.