Springloaded has announced that Hiragana Pixel Party will see release on Nintendo Switch, a chiptune rhythm-action game that will help you start to learn how to read Japanese hiragana and katakana.
As you progress through 15 different worlds, players will learn how to recognise the shapes and sounds of 208 symbols in the hiragana and katakana syllabaries, that, with practice, will help to read and pronounce Japanese words.
“Now that Ultra Hyperball has been released, we are back to focusing on what to do next for the platform,” Springloaded founder James Barnard explained to 4colorrebellion.
“We previously announced that we have six games up and running on the hardware, so it’s just a matter of time until they all come out. Our game Gorsd was announced during Bit Summit in Japan and we are really trying to finish up the single player mode of this game at the moment.”
“We are also bringing Hiragana Pixel Party to the console which was previously a Steam game. While we know it’s a very niche title, I think the portability of the Switch makes it the perfect fit for a game that tries to teach people how to read a language.
“Beyond that, I think there are hints out there on the internet of what else we are working on, but for now, I think those two games are the ones you will see the soonest on the platform.”