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Nintendo brings Brain Age back to the Switch

Nintendo has announced a new Brain Age game, bringing the series of brain training to the Switch for the first time. The phenomenally popular Brain Age games for the Nintendo DS played by the Japanese neuroscientist Dr. Ryuta Kawashima and contain various simple puzzles that are designed to keep your brain active. Sudoku too.

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The latest entry has so far only been confirmed in Japan, where he & # 39;Train Your Brain: Nintendo Switch Training for adults& # 39 ;, Which is the same title as the original DS game, only with exchanged platform. The original DS game was mentioned Brain Age: Train your brain in minutes in a day! in the US and Dr. Kawashima & # 39; s brain training: how old are your brains? in PAL region & # 39; s.

Based on the Nintendo trailer, the new game will lean heavily on the unique functionality of the Switch. For example, in one game you see that you are using the right Joy-Con & # 39; s IR camera to scan your hand, so that you can intentionally lose a game of rock-paper-scissors. Others focus on locally competitive play with free-standing controllers.

Much of the rest of the game seems to be designed to be played with the switch in a vertical direction alongside a supplied stylus. You can also set the game to send notifications and reminders to your system when it is paired, the controller hums and the start button LED blinks (which, as far as I know, has never been used before). This does not look like a game that works well with the new Switch Lite.

Train Your Brain: Nintendo Switch Training for adults will be released in Japan on December 27 and will cost 3,480 yen for a physical version with the included stylus or 2,680 yen for the downloadable version.