The Nintendo DS Wants You to Mind Your Language
The Rosetta Stone series better watch its back because today, Virgin PLAY has doled out some details on a new Mind Your Language series developed specifically for the Nintendo DS, that promises to turn language learning into an exciting and fun game.
The Berlitz language academy with over 600 centers worldwide is overseeing the game’s development and is also offering its linguistic and educational expertise to ensure the quality of the Mind Your Language brand. Currently Berlitz is collaborating with the English, French, German and Spanish editions. Independent game developer Spiral House whose headquarters are in Liverpool, UK, will develop all 5 games in the series.
Mind Your Language is not only targeted for the ages of 8-15, but for older generations as well who either want to learn a new language or brush up on one. Players will pass through 4 different levels each of which will become more difficult as their language skills improve. A variety of mini-games and a library where players can look up words and search for popular phrases in each language will also be a feature.
The series will consist of 5 different languages: English, Spanish, French, German and Japanese. Mind Your Language “Learn English” and”Learn Spanish” will be the first 2 titles available this Summer and other Languages will follow this autumn.
“Learn Klingon” will be made available in time for Christmas. Ok, that was a joke.
Via: Press Release