Publisher Whitethorn Games and developer Not Dead Design are bringing the kawaii Kana pairing game, Kana Quest, to Nintendo Switch on March 28, 2023, for North America and Europe, and Japan, Hong Kong, Taiwan, and South Korea on March 30, 2023.
While Kana Quest is Not Dead Designs first game, Whitethorn Games is known for publishing countless inclusive, accessible, and low-stress games. These include Lake, Beasts of Maravilla Island, and Wytchwood.
Kana Quest is a fun, at-your-own-pace way to learn Japanese, and we’re pleased to be able to share it with even more players, thanks to our Partners at Nintendo. We’re glad they agree that Kana Quest should have a home on the Nintendo Switch.Dr. Matthew White, CEO of Whitethorn Games
What is Kana Quest?
Kana Quest is a distinctive addition to the educational gaming category, where players learn to read Japanese by solving intriguing tile-swapping puzzles. The Japanese language comprises phonetic letters known as Kana, which form the basis of this game.
To progress through Kana Quest’s levels, players must manipulate a grid of Kana tiles to connect those with similar sounds. Once all the Kana tiles are matched, the puzzle is solved. With hundreds of mind-boggling puzzles, Kana Quest is ideal for all players, regardless of their familiarity with the Japanese language. Its charming retro-arcade pixel-art design adds to the game’s appeal.
You can expect the game to offer:
- Puzzles and lessons that are suitable for all levels of proficiency. Its design ensures that everyone, regardless of their Japanese language proficiency, can enjoy it.
- Swap between Hiragana and Katakana at any time to add to your knowledge of the Japanese language.
- No pop quizzes so that players can learn in an interactive and engaging way.
- Beautiful sprite art and catchy music accompany players on their language-learning journey.
- Over a dozen worlds and 300 hand-crafted levels.
Kana Quest will be available on Nintendo Switch on March 28, 2023, in North America and Europe, and on March 30, 2023, in Japan, Hong Kong, and South Korea. It is currently available for purchase on PC via Steam.