Nintendo Features Naples Museum in Video Game

Tue, 02/22/2011 - 06:46

While most children are happy to be glued to their video games all day, taking them to a museum can seem like pulling teeth. A Naples museum is taking an innovative approach to teach young people about art by teaming up with Nintendo.

Museo di Capodimonte has partnered with the Japanese video giant to create a new game for Nintendo DS. The videogame will allow gamers to use the screen as a canvas and their stylus as a paintbrush.

The game will also include some of the most famous pieces of art from Museo di Capodimonte so that user can examine some of the chosen works in detail.

The game is a huge honor for the Neapolitan art gallery, as Nintendo only selected two Italian museums to be featured in the new game. The other site to be digitalized and immortalized is the Pinacoteca di Brera gallery in Milan.

With the new game and the recent release of a virtual Uffizi tour from Google, Italian art is certainly going high tech.