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No Lie: Nintendo Publishing Digital Romance Novels

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Over in Japan, Nintendo is publishing 3 Harlequin romance novels for the DS.

Say it's not true! Nintendo is publishing romance novels? Apparently that's the case, as a joint effort between Nintendo and Genius Sonority isn't another Pokemon title, but a series of digital Harlequin Romance novels for the DS called Love Stories for Adults: DS Harlequin Selection. Go ahead and cry... it's alright.

Andriasang.com reports that this batch of saucy romance ebooks is set to hit Japan on February 25, eleven days after Valentine's Day. The collection will span 28 novels originally published by Harlequin, and 5 novels that never made it to print. While we were unaware that romance novels had "genres," the variety includes Passion, Tender, Suspense, Historical, and more.

Despite the mushy content, the ebook reader itself sounds rather cool, offering a character relation chart that's updated as you progress through the novels, a search glossary of terms and names, and even provides background music that sets the "atmosphere." The ebook reader also allows you to adjust the font size and record your thoughts by selecting keywords.

Additionally, the official website sports the Wi-Fi Connection logo. This may indicate that readers can purchase additional romance novels from within the ebook reader. The Nintendo DS also offers an additional ebook collection called The 100 Classic Book Collection which is only available in Britain. Hey, American gamers like to read too... sometimes.

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    aletoil , January 21, 2010 6:39 PM
    I wonder when this is gonna fappen.
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    megamanx00 , January 21, 2010 6:40 PM
    I have only one thing to say........

    BLAH
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    rbarone69 , January 21, 2010 7:35 PM
    LOL, I wonder if they will have a Japanese Fabio on the case!!! As he appears on the screen and does a butter commercial.
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    lashabane , January 21, 2010 7:43 PM
    Just wait until Nintendo releases the one where Mario is getting all up on the Princess. Title - She wants my mushroom.
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    verenos , January 21, 2010 7:44 PM
    Next up a pink WII.
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    WheelsOfConfusion , January 21, 2010 7:47 PM
    Better books than Spongebob episodes, even if they are trashy romance novels.
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    sliem , January 21, 2010 9:00 PM
    I don't see anything wrong with this.
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    tenor77 , January 21, 2010 9:31 PM
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    Additionally, the official website sports the Wi-Fi Connection logo. This may indicate that readers can purchase additional romance novels from within the ebook reader.


    or maybe some sort of multi-player?
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    matt87_50 , January 21, 2010 11:44 PM
    I guess for nintendo, this is considered "next gen"...
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    alextheblue , January 22, 2010 1:13 AM
    lashabaneJust wait until Nintendo releases the one where Mario is getting all up on the Princess. Title - She wants my mushroom.

    KevParrand even provides background music that sets the "atmosphere."
    Bow chicka bow wow
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    stridervm , January 22, 2010 10:04 AM
    Well, sorry for the people that won't like this.

    When movies like Titanic (LOL) or Twilight (Double LOL) stop making big bucks, it's gonna continue to happen.

    Besides, it's Japan, where every video game character has a romance/dating software available. :p 
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