Dr Kawashima's Brain Training is heading to the West for the Nintendo Switch

Prans Oct 11, 2019.


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    Last week we reported about a new Brain Age/Brain Training title for the Nintendo Switch that will release this December in Japan and today the Big N broke the news about the game's Western localization! Titled Dr Kawashima's Brain Training (presumably for the European market as the news comes from Nintendo UK), this new entry will feature classic exercises which make use of the Switch's touchscreen and new exercises which use of the right Joy-Con’s IR Motion Camera. As with the Japanese version, the stylus is making a comeback and will be included with the packaged version from retail stores.


    Some of the exercises announced by Nintendo include:
    • Finger Calculations: Solve math problems using your fingers. Even if you know the answer in your head, you’ll need to react quickly!
    • Rock, Paper, Scissors: 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.
    Players will also be able to challenge friends and family, with one Joy-Con each, to select kinds of training, including:
    • Birdwatching: Compete to count birds the fastest.
    • Box Counting: Compete to try and remember the number of boxes.
    There will also be online rankings and regular World Brain Training Championships planned.

    Dr Kawashima's Brain Training is slated for a January 3rd, 2020 release.

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  1. Reploid

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    Ain't those proved to be pretty much useless for your IQ?
     
  2. Larsenv

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    Will it be coming to the US? I like how they're making games that rely on a stylus working on the Switch.
     
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  3. lordelan

    lordelan GBAtemp Psycho!

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    Who cares.
    It's basically 1•2•Switch Part II so I'll take it. ;)
     
  4. DANTENDO

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    Any brain thinking exercise has chance of raising IQ gee I thought everyone would of known tht
     
  5. Brigand

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    I haven't played any brain training games since the DS game. I considered playing it again the other day just to do some sudoku puzzles, but the last time I did that, it asked me what I had for breakfast 6 years ago. Dr Kawashima, my brain's good, but it ain't that good.
     
  6. DANTENDO

    DANTENDO I Won year sub Edge mag 1996 hot topic digitiser

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    Start writing a breakfast diary for the switch 2 Dr kawashima game:D
     
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  7. RedoLane

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    I still think Dr. Kawashima seriously need a body surgery.
     
  8. banjo2

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    But will it be full-price?
     
  9. Enryx25

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    In Japan the game + stylus is 30$
     
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    Aww heck yeah!
    I'm sad about the Kanji game, but I'm looking forward to this like heck! I was seriously considering importing until I read this :D
     
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  11. Clydefrosch

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    Man, the DLC will be lit af
     
  12. gbablackrain

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    Hopefully it will come with a nice exploit too similar to the Wii U e-shop version :lol:
     
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  13. PatrickD85

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    in front of a screen...
    Ah it was fun to make extra challenges for this ... speedrunning this etc.
    Look forward to it on Nintendo Switch!
     
  14. jt_1258

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    hay now, stop giving 1 2 switch so much credit o.o
     
  15. x65943

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    Aw yis I see they are bringing back the piano
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    (Also, I can't help but get Andross vibes whenever I see that floating low poly head)
     
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  16. altorn

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    I think the goal is for you to exercise your brain so you're alert and can think as logically as you can. I don't think its goal is to affect your IQ. It would be good if it does, but it's not advertised to raise your IQ.
     
  17. eyeliner

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    It's basically to exercise your cognitive skills. It won't make you smarter.

    I like theses games. I bought the DS one, I'll surely get this one if the price isn't retarded.
     
  18. Sakitoshi

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    switch owners need all the help in the world to be less dumb, even solving 2+2 is helpful.
    though the more brilliant move would be not buying the truckload of ports nintendo releases.
     
  19. DANTENDO

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    The only dumb people are the ones tht think this
     
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    Wow this makes a nice gift :) S*** up and take my money:p1ng:
     
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    Always forget about that joycon ir camera sensor :ninja:
     
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