NDS DS Receives E-Book Treatment with Classics Edition

100 Classic Book Collection has been announced for December release by Nintendo of UK.

A collection of classic books will be bundled for Boxing Day release in the UK. The Harper Collins supported e-book will see you hold the DS "book-wise" with touch screen search and note options. The rather hefty selection will expand with future downloads to be available. Expected price: 19.99£

Nintendo's Press Release:

It was the best of times, it was the worst of times : the iconic opening line from "A Tale of Two Cities" by Charles Dickens. Well, now you can definitely enjoy the best of times with Mr. Dickens and scores of his fellow writers with the 100 Classic Book Collection on Nintendo DS!

Turn your Nintendo DS into a pocket-sized library with 100 timeless novels from some of the greatest writers in history. Enjoy the exciting escapades of the swashbuckling Long John Silver in "Treasure Island," marvel at the redoubtable skills of the most famous detective of all time in "The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes," or run the course of true love with Elizabeth Bennet in "Pride and Prejudice" : the choice is yours!

Entering this world of words couldn't be easier : simply hold your DS like a book and use the stylus to effortlessly turn the pages. You can adjust the text size to whatever suits you best and a bookmark feature means dog-eared pages are a thing of the past. Can't decide what you're in the mood for? The 100 Classic Book Collection allows you to search for books in a number of different ways, such as subject matter and length, meaning you can find a suitable story in seconds. As well as the novels, you can access book introductions and find out more on the authors themselves : there are also additional books that you can download via Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection!

Immerse yourself in the great works with the 100 Classic Book Collection on Nintendo DS.

  • 100 classic books available in their original versions
  • Includes works by William Shakespeare, Thomas Hardy, Jules Verne and Jane Austen
  • Custom recommendations from the Book Guide
  • Download extra content via Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection
This product does not require age classification, but some texts include expressions, themes or elements that may be considered inappropriate for young children.

Source: Nintendo of UK

Posted on 01-12-2008 by LesThom


  • It might be reasonably good value for the quantity of content, but would you really want to read 100 books from a DS screen? It's a good idea, but I feel that the screen resolution and size is going to be severely limiting.

    Hells Zargon, 30-11--0001 at 00:00
  • Wonderful. If I want to read a book (and I read a lot, for the truth), I buy a book, not a software for an handheld console.

    Olpus Bonzo, 30-11--0001 at 00:00

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