Shujinkou is a story-driven, turn-based dungeon crawling JRPG that provides players with the opportunity to learn Japanese. Aiming to appeal to both speakers and non-speakers of Japanese, play as Shu, Jin, and Kou as you try to save the world from the Akuma!
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About This Game

Introduction

Shujinkou (主人公) is an in-development Japanese role playing game that focuses on story and gameplay while providing players with the option to learn Japanese while they aim to save the world and defeat the 'Akuma'. Targeting the PC, PS4 and PS5, and Nintendo Switch, Shujinkou will facilitate learning Japanese in its main story from the JLPT N5 to N3 standards.

We have designed Shujinkou so that those who are native or fluent in the language will have an equally, if not more fulfilling, experience using a language they have command of in this 80+ hour epic. Shujinkou provides players with a world that has so seamlessly integrated the Japanese language and culture integrated such that every battle, NPC conversation, and more, will teach them something new.

With an art style influenced by modern JRPGs and a modernized style of Ukiyo-e, a Music Team led by Brian LaGuardia, a formal apprentice to The Avengers' Alan Silvestri, and Programmers that attended prestigious universities like UCLA, Stanford, Cornell and have work experience at companies including Unity, Bungie, Panasonic, and Microsoft, the team at RICE GAMES is gearing up to provide the ultimate JRPG experience to gamers that are passionate about anime, deep and enthralling stories, and everything Japanese!

Update (August 8th, 2021)
We will be launching our official website for Shujinkou soon (August 2021)!

Features

  • Navigate through Japanese-infused labyrinths that are filled with puzzles, party conversations, terrifying Akuma, boss battles, story cutscenes, and more.
  • Experience a language-infused turn-based battle system that allows for verb skill usage, enemy negotiation, elemental moves with kana and kanji orbs, and more.
  • Not interested in learning? No problem. Adjust the settings to No Interest and experience the entire game in English, with all related learning mechanics automatically disabled to improve the gameplay experience.
  • Learn specific aspects of Japanese while forming bonds with side characters by playing the various minigames scattered throughout the world of Shujinkou.
  • Practice reading and writing hiragana, katakana, and kanji with our Japanese character recognition system and Japanese Journal; stroke order help is included.
  • Explore six nations, over 25 labyrinths & 25 towns, a murder mystery & court trial, and more in this 80+ hour epic.
  • Fully animated heroes and enemies that are influenced by a modernized Ukiyo-e style, coupled along with dynamic music that fuses live solos with digital libraries.

System Requirements

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    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows 7
    • Processor: Intel i5 2.3 GHz or comparable
    • Memory: 8 GB RAM
    • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 650 or comparable
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • Storage: 16 GB available space
    • Sound Card: Windows compatible sound card
    Minimum:
    • OS: 10.9
    • Processor: Intel Core i5 2.7Ghz
    • Memory: 8 GB RAM
    • Graphics: GeForce 775M or comparable
    • Storage: 16 GB available space
    • Additional Notes: Works with Catalina 10.15
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