This is a shock!
EA Announces FLIPS on the Nintendo DS
Each FLIPS title features multiple books and the first four titles will be released exclusively on Nintendo DS in the UK on 4th December 2009.
Enid Blyton (Egmont) – The Enchanted Wood(R), The Magic Faraway Tree, The Folk of the Faraway Tree, Enchanted World(R) – Petal and the Eternal Bloom, Enchanted World – Melody and the Enchanted Harp, Enchanted World – Silky and the Rainbow Feather
Cathy Cassidy (Penguin)- Scarlett, Angel Cake, Sundae Girl, Shine on Daizy Star, GingerSnaps, Driftwood
Eoin Colfer (Penguin) – Artemis Fowl, Artemis Fowl and the Arctic Incident, Artemis Fowl and the Eternity Code, Artemis Fowl and the Opal Deception, Artemis Fowl and the Lost Colony, Artemis Fowl and the Time Paradox
Too Ghoul For School (Egmont) – Silent but Deadly, The In-Spectres Call, Ghoul Dinners, The Bubonic Builders, Attack of the Zombie Nits, School Spooks Day, French Fright, Terror In Cubical Four
FLIPS uses the DS touch screen and stylus to enable children to read and interact by combining the world of storytelling with quizzes and references to characters, encouraging greater concentration and incentive to finish every chapter. Within the books, links appear to give the reader a unique way of interacting with the story and enhancing their experience.
I’m really stunned by this.
Who ever expected Electronic Arts to do digital books?
Yet it makes sense that a game producer would jump in.
And while Disney requires children to sit at a tabletop to read their books, kids can read these anywhere with the Nintendo DS.
What also fascinates me about this: Nothing for the Sony PSP?
Their downloadable PSP Comics are coming soon (here’s hoping ebooks next) http://tinyurl.com/PSPcomix I already read Warren Ellis’ FreakAngels on mine…
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