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Not long ago, Dr Kawashima’s Brain Training was confirmed to release in Japan on January 3rd 2020 and now, the brain-teasing puzzle game has been confirmed by Nintendo Australia themselves on that very same day. Here’s the rundown:

 Get ready to challenge your brain in a variety of ways in Dr Kawashima’s Brain Training for Nintendo Switch, coming to Nintendo Switch in Australia and New Zealand on 3rd January 2020 with a suggested retail price of AU$54.95. Alternatively, Dr Kawashima’s Brain Training for Nintendo Switch will be available on Nintendo eShop with an SRP of AU$41.95 in Australia and NZD$46.15 in New Zealand. Enjoy new exercises, some of them making use of the right Joy-Con’s IR Motion Camera*, or tap and train with classic exercises from past Brain Training games that can be played using a stylus (included with the packaged version from retail stores) or just a finger.

Test your skills with an assortment of exercises and tests in different playstyles, such as holding the Nintendo Switch console vertically and using a stylus or finger, or using the right Joy-Con’s IR Motion Camera, which detects the shape of players’ fingers. These are some of what you’ll find in-game:

  • Finger Calculations: Solve maths problems using your fingers. Even if you know the answer in your head, you’ll need to react quickly!
  • Sudoku: Enjoy the classic number puzzle game.
  • Calculations: How fast can you do simple sums one after another?
  • Rock, Paper, Scissors Test: Try to win – and lose – using your fingers in rounds of Rock, Paper, Scissors.
  • Word Scramble: Combine letters to form words.
  • Photographic Memory: Remember the photo previously displayed.
  • Dual Task: Leap over hurdles while choosing the biggest number.

With one Joy-Con each, challenge friends and family to select kinds of training, such as:

  • Birdwatching: Compete to count birds the fastest**.
  • Box Counting: Compete to try and remember the number of boxes.

Calculate your overall Brain Age Score by performing a series of back-to-back exercises that challenge your information processing speed, short-term memory and self-control. Think you can do better than your friends and family? Ensure you don’t miss your daily exercises by setting an alarm, where your Nintendo Switch will notify you, even if the console is in Sleep Mode. You can also share your results with your family with Brain Training Email*** to let them know how you’re getting on.

We also plan to hold regular World Brain Training Championships***. More information will be revealed in the future.

Source: Nintendo AU/NZ PR

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Posted by Alex Harding