Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp

    You'll learn the names of things like wildlife and furniture. It's a super cute way you can study Japanese a couple times a day with a new, addictive game.

    Nintendo must know how much we love studying Japanese with their games, because they keep giving us easy access to language switching options. And the new Animal Crossing mobile game is no different. You can change your language settings to Japanese in the Settings Menu!

    I've written about Animal Crossing before, because it's a fantastic way to learn new words and practice what you already know. The newly released Pocket Camp is basically Animal Crossing lite. It has animal friends and bug catching and fishing, but a lot of the meat from the full games isn't here. But that's good for us because it means you're spending less time adding new words and more time reinforcing the words you do learn.

    I've been playing the game since it was released earlier this month and I started to notice that animals of the same type (ナチュラル, ファンシー, スポーティー, and クール) all have the same stock messages. This means that once you learn the vocabulary and grammar from one conversation, you'll see it again over time. That's some natural SRS you have going! The new things you learn will be drilled into your brain, so the more you play, the easier it is to recognize them instantly.

    You'll learn the names of things like wildlife and furniture. You'll get to customize your campsite and make friends with a duck made of ketchup and an alligator with the same catchphrase as a mustachioed plumber. It's a super cute way you can study Japanese a couple times a day with a new, addictive game.

    Game
    iOS
    Android
    Reading