Nintendo keeps it public domain with their new ebook cartridge

That bastion of fine games reporting, Bloomberg News, has a story on a new cart called “Classic Books” that will contain the greatest, public domain, royalty-free hits from Mark Twain and William Shakespeare.

How much do you have to pay for this walk down Gutenberg Project Lane? $19.99, apparently, and the release will be timed with the launch of the DSi XL, the bigger DS for a bigger America.

No word yet on if they’ll release the royalty-free works of Hammurabi as an RPG.