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Slitherine picks up Horrible Histories rights

Titles to appear on Wii, DS and PC next spring

Slitherine has signed a deal with Scholastic to create games based on the Horrible Histories series of books.

The publisher will release titles on the PC, Wii and DS next spring, in time to coincide with a TV series showing on the BBC.

"Slitherine are experts in historical computer gaming and we are delighted to have found the right home for our brand," commented Lisa Edwards, editorial director at Scholastic.

"Die-hard Horrible Histories fans have been waiting for an exciting gaming extension of the brand – and if we can attract children who are primarily gamers to the books then that will indeed be a bonus."

The Horrible Histories series has sold over 20 million books since 1993.

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