Want to make sure that your friendly neighborhood video game playing young’un reads some classics? Check out ebook classics for the Nintendo DS.
Nintendo has partnered with HarperCollins to create an impressive collection of ebook classics:
[Over] 100 titles – from 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea to Gulliver’s Travels, Pride and Prejudice, A Tale of Two Cities and Treasure Island – …will be available in a single software package for the Nintendo DS costing around £20.
The device, said Nintendo, can be held horizontally, “just like a book”, with pages turned using a stylus. Additional features include an electronic bookmark, adjustable text sizes, and a “story synopsis mode” which details the story and themes of each title “without giving away any of twists and turns of the plot”.
I can’t imagine reading from a device that small would be attractive or even comfortable, but bundling video games with books seems like a relatively facile add-on that provides yet another form of entertainment in convenient pocket size.
[Thanks to Rebecca for the link.]