Finger Gun Games previously made its debut on the Wii U eShop with Stone Shire, a Minecraft-style title, but has gone in an entirely different direction for its next release. Ohayou! Beginner's Japanese aims to help users gain the building blocks for learning the language.

The basic premise is that you use flash cards to learn and master Hiragana and Katakana characters, before tackling lessons to prove what you've learned. A trailer and description is below.

Asuka and Kenji are here to help guide you along the path to learning how to read Japanese Hiragana and Katakana. Use digital flash cards to learn how to both write and how to pronounce each character. And when you think you've gotten a grasp of the language, you can participate in a memory game of over 60 lessons requiring you to use your finger to "cut" across the matching Hiragana or Katakana. If you get past these lessons, you will surely learn the basics of the Japanese language!

It's certainly a unique arrival for the Wii U store, and it'll be interesting to see how effective it is. It arrives in North America on 17th November for $4.99, and one week later on 24th November in Europe.

Are you tempted to try this out?

[source fingergungames.com]