EA unveils e-books on DS

Electronic Arts will release a new range of e-books for kids on DS on December 4th.

The FLIPS series will feature titles from popular authors Enid Blyton, Eoin Colfer and Cathy Cassidy, and follows a deal between EA and book publishers Penguin and Egmont.

Each title features multiple books and the first four SKUs will be released on December 4th.

The ‘games’ also feature quizzes and interactive elements to encourage children to finish each chapter.

"FLIPS offers a great way to bring books to life on a platform that is incredibly popular with kids," said EA VP and general manager, UK, Keith Ramsdale.

"With multiple books on each card game, FLIPS makes a great value Christmas gift for children of all ages."

Each FLIPS title features six to eight books and will be sold separately with an RRP of 24.99.

The news comes in the same week that Amazon announced it would make its Kindle e-book reader available outside the US for the first time.

The initial line up of SKUs (with publisher and featured titles) will include:

Enid Blyton (Egmont): The Enchanted Wood; The Magic Faraway Tree; The Folk Of The Faraway Tree; Enchanted World – 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; Sunday 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-Spectress Call; Ghoul Dinners; The Bubonic Builders; Attack Of The Zombie Nits; School Spooks Day; French Fright; Terror In Cubicle Four

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