Brain Age coming to 3DS

Nintendo reveals first franchise entry in over four years due out for portable beginning this summer in Japan; will focus on concentration and working memory skills.

It has been more than four years since the last Brain Age game hit store shelves, but today, Nintendo revealed during a Nintendo Direct video presentation that a new title in the series is in development for the 3DS.

The demonized Dr. Kawashima in the new Brain Age game for the 3DS.

Company president Satoru Iwata announced today that three years ago, Japanese professor Dr. Kawashima--whose research was the basis for the original Brain Age games--came to the executive with a new method of brain training aimed at combating "information addiction."

"Since we now rely so much on [various electronic devices], we might have stopped using our brains so much, or lost our restraint, our ability to control ourselves and be patient," Iwata said, explaining Dr. Kawashima's vision.

While included in past Brain Age games, concentration and working memory skills will be stressed in the new game. According to Iwata, the design of the new Brain Age game is best suited for those seeking to keep their brains young, and for those who need help concentrating while studying.

The new Brain Age title for the 3DS will also include Oni-Tore lessons, during which the onscreen face of Dr. Kawashima will morph into a demon (pictured above). Brain Age for the 3DS is due out this summer in Japan. Nintendo did not provide a release window outside of the island nation for the game.

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Eddie Makuch is a news editor at GameSpot, and is a big UCONN athletics fan.

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10 comments
Telaphone
Telaphone

Good news for my mom but only if they include "Virus Buster" again.

Wormkid_64
Wormkid_64

How exactly does summoning an unholy spirit train my brain?The article made sense up until they kind of said,by the way,there's a mode where the Doc turns into Satan! Really strange.

Stonecutters908
Stonecutters908

Hey GS, you do know Aonuma teased 3DS owners with a swapnote about a new Zelda for the 3DS. Kind of bigger news than a 3D brainage. That said, they might be able to do some cool puzzles with the 3D for this game but I still don't care that much. A new Zelda for 3DS people, in the near future, maybe this year.

OllieBrown
OllieBrown

Ummm, what are 'Oni-Tore lessons'? You're just gonna throw that out there and not offer any explanation? I'm baffled and Google isn't helping.

riseandshine47
riseandshine47

Oh believe me I would buy sml,zelda and a few more games but brain training Is the one game that would make me buy a 3ds before a redesign and another price drop?

Flint247
Flint247

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Evenios
Evenios

lol nice but not a reason to buy a 3ds....

LunchSackSal
LunchSackSal

Oh GOOD!! I cant wait to play this one!! Oh wait... nope... I meant to say .....YAAAAAAAAAaaaaaaaaaaWWWWWWNNNNNN... Good God nintendo... The 3ds ... and THIS!..

riseandshine47
riseandshine47

Come on Nintendo I really need this game, I would actually buy a 3ds just for this game!!!