Have you noticed that most Nintendo Switch games don’t bother with instruction manuals anymore? Even though there are little slots for them in the cases, most devs don’t bother to include little slips or the like. There are silver linings to this (saves paper, and most games include extensive tutorials in-game these days anyway), but when you see a lovingly crafted manual still for some releases like Rune Factory 5 they remind us of the charm and convenience they can have.
Introducing an instruction manual for the ages! Inspired by the inventive RPG Live A Live, Read A Live takes you on an adventure through time with amazing illustrations, exciting prologues, and era-sistible recipes! Explore this thread for more info! pic.twitter.com/trvxUWteDe
— Nosey Tengu (@Nosey_Tengu) December 29, 2022
Artist and creator Nosey Tengu has been making up for this discrepancy, creating a number of booklets for a huge range of Switch titles from ARMS to Fire Emblem: Three Houses to more. His latest project is “Read A Live,” a Live A Live booklet that contains, among other things, quality art, little written prologues, and even recipes based on each time period of the game.
You can pre-order the 48 page booklet right now for a modest $15. It’s expected to ship in late February.
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