The DS turned into an e-Book reader

By Spencer . October 2, 2007 . 8:24am

dsbz.jpgGenius Sonority (read: the company who made Dragon Quest Swords) has an interesting tie-in project with Chukei Publishing Company coming out on October 18 in Japan. DS Bungaku Zenshuu packs in 100 books to read. Yes, read not play with. When you turn the program on you hold the DS as a book and drag the stylus to flip through pages. Beyond the 100 books, DS Bungaku Zenshuu takes advantage of Nintendo Wi-Fi to download abridged versions of modern literature beginning November 6.


While it's far from a game, DS Bunagku Zenshuu is a neat concept for train commuters. Now the question is will Nintendo take a chance and make a US version with royalty free classics?

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  • Though this would perhaps add fuel to the fire regrarding the “non-games populating the DS” topic –and I kind of agree–, it would be nice to have books in that format, specially large volumes with thousands of pages that we can’t read on the go. It’s something I considered a while back.

  • This would sure beat using the ds browser to read books on websites. I started reading the translation of digital devil saga this way, but gave up.

  • Aoshi00

    I’ve been eyeing this title for a while. It’s nice that all the classics are in a tiny cartridge instead of finding those books used. I’ve read some Natsume Souseki and Akutagawa Ryunosuke novels translated in Eng. back in college, I would like to try reading them in Jpn now, and this is a really convenient way.

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