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Nintendo is bringing back Brain Age for Switch

The new Brain Age has some pretty cool Switch-exclusive tricks


Nintendo is bringing back the Brain Age series for Nintendo Switch. Nintendo of Japan announced a new entry in the brain-teaser series, known as Brain Age: Nintendo Switch Training in Japan, on Monday.

The new Brain Age game will include some Switch-exclusive features, including the ability to play minigames using the infrared sensor camera on the right Joy-Con controller. Players can play games of rock, paper, scissors or do simple arithmetic by holding up the correct number of fingers in view of the IR sensor, as seen in the announcement video above.

Classic Brain Age games will also be part of the package, including quick math-based games and kanji training using a stylus for Nintendo Switch. The Switch version will also have competitive counting games and other new features, like an alarm to schedule training, email-based summaries of training, and online leaderboards.

A longer look at Brain Age: Nintendo Switch Training can be seen in the video below.

Brain Age: Nintendo Switch Training is coming to Japan on Dec. 27. The game is priced at 3,480 yen and includes a physical copy of the game and the touch pen stylus. It will also be available digitally for 2,680 yen. A Western release for the new Brain Age was not announced, but we’ve reached out to Nintendo for details.

The Brain Age series kicked off in 2005 with Dr. Kawashima’s Brain Training, as it was known in Japan. The Nintendo DS game came to North America in 2006 as Brain Age: Train Your Brain in Minutes a Day! and spawned sequels for DS and Nintendo 3DS, with the most recent entry, Brain Age: Concentration Training, hitting the U.S. in 2013.

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