Far Cry Survival Manual Available Now for Preorder
Not long ago, fans basked in the glory of printed video game mangas and strategy guides. After renowned publisher Prima Games closed its doors in 2019, a large void emerged across the industry for material prose. While most companies transitioned exclusively to online or virtual forums, Insight Editions remained focused on hardcover print. On Sunday, Amazon announced that preorders of Insight Editions’ latest creation were now available: The Far Cry Survival Manual. Let’s dive in.
Survival of the Fittest
Despite the transition of media from print to digital, video game collectors continue to relish and support physical releases. As accumulations of the industry’s most sought-after relics soars, publishers are discovering niche markets. While YouTube videos have replaced tradition strategy guides and walkthroughs, fans remain enamored with targeted information. Insight Editions has found a profitable corner in the market.
The goal of Insight Editions is to take fans “one step beyond” by harnessing the power of print media. But unlike Prima Games and other strategy guide publishers, Insight Editions focuses on the uncanny. For example, the company recently published cookbooks for Destiny, Overwatch, and The Elder Scrolls. Now the quirky publishing firm has its sights on another renowned series: Far Cry.
Bursting onto the first-person shooter scene in the 2000s, Far Cry initially developed a cult following. Known for challenging gameplay, Far Cry embraced a combination of stealth and precision shooting. Nearly two decades later, the series is one of the most popular in the world. But Ubisoft continues to struggle with accessibility as a result of the series’ difficulty. Until now.
Thanks to a partnership with Insight Editions, Ubisoft has lifted the proverbial curtain behind one of the most iconic first-person shooters of the modern age. The 192 page Far Cry Survival Manual features tips and tricks for navigating the franchise’s most difficult areas and concepts. Releasing on February 23, 2021, the Far Cry book is sure to be highly sought after among diehard fans of the series. The hardcover edition retails for only $29.99 and is available now for preorder.
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