Brain Training is Making a Comeback on Nintendo Switch

Brain Age: Train Your Brain in Minutes a Day! took the world by storm in 2005. It felt like everyone and their Grandma was curled up with a DS working hard to lower their brain age. Dr. Kawashima clearly thinks our grey matter need another workout, though, as Nintendo officially announced a new game in the Brain Age franchise: Train Your Brain: Nintendo Switch Training for Adults.

See the Japanese overview trailer below:


As demonstrated in the trailer, this new Brain Age game takes full advantage of the Switch’s hardware. A new ‘Rock, Paper, Scissors’ minigame makes players throw hand gestures in front of the Right Joy-Con’s oft-forgotten IR sensor to beat the computer. Detaching both Joy-Cons also lets you compete with a friend in two new games. First is a bird and cube counting challenge where players square off to see who can count the fastest. The second is a flag-waving competition which utilizes the Joy-Cons’ motion controls.

Rock Paper Scissors on Brain Age


A new social aspect has also been implemented into this version: you can now share and upload your progress online so friends and loved ones can track all your mental workouts through their smartphones. If you want to make brain training a part of your daily routine, a handy new schedule feature lets you arrange workout times for which the Switch’s Home Button LED will act as an alarm, notifying you when it’s time for another session.

The Switch’s touchscreen is also getting some good use since several of the classic Brain Age micro-games are also featured. Simple math problems can be solved by scribbling on the screen and counting problems can be solved with just a few taps. Sudoku fans can also breathe easy – this mode will return.

Doing Maths on Switch


The game launches on December 27, 2019, in Japan alongside the release of the Switch stylus which can be bought separately – great news for anyone who missed out on the one bundled in with Super Mario Maker 2. Presently, this new Brain Age game is only set to release in Japan, and there is no official word yet on a Western release, but given the popularity of the series, a worldwide release is likely in the works.


No comments

Leave a Reply


Control Screenshot

Control Ultimate Edition Coming to Steam August 27

Control Ultimate Edition was announced by 505 Games and Remedy Entertainment on Wednesday, hot off the heels of the trailer for “AWE,” the upcoming expansion for the game. This new…

August 12, 2020, 43

PlayStation’s State of Play 08.06.20 Round-Up

Sony recently presented yet another State of Play presentation, which was the longest episode yet at over 40 minutes. The presentation focused mainly on third-party and indie PS4 games, with…

August 7, 2020, 186
The Darkside Detective 2 Cover Art

The Darkside Detective 2 Now Published By Akupara Games

Akupara Games is adding The Darkside Detective 2 and its predecessor to their library of games according to a press release on Tuesday. Akupara Games is already known for publishing…

August 4, 2020, 162
Games and Online Harassment Hotline

New Games and Online Harassment Hotline Provides Emotional Support to the Gaming Industry

The gaming community now has a free, dedicated place to get emotional support thanks to the Games and Online Harassment Hotline. The hotline is a text message-based service that allows…

August 3, 2020, 232
The Last of Us Part II Review

The Last of Us Part II Review – Back With a Vengeance

It’s quite the task to discuss The Last of Us Part II without spoiling anything. This review will attempt to dissect Ellie’s journey as vaguely as possible. I hope to…

August 3, 2020, 269
Shakes on a Plane Cover Art

Shakes on a Plane Comes to PC, Switch November 12

Shakes on a Plane was announced on Thursday by Assemble Entertainment, the publisher behind Leisure Suit Larry – Wet Dreams Don’t Dry. Shakes on a Plane is developed by Huu…

July 30, 2020, 241

Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice Update Releasing on October 29

Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice has sold over five million copies ahead of its new update release on October 29. The new update will serve largely as a way for players…

July 29, 2020, 162
Promotional image of Destroy All Humans showing the player's UFO firing its Death Ray upon a forest

Destroy All Humans Review — Ancient Aliens

Whether it be due to a growing discontent with the trend-obsessive AAA industry or the fact that we are running out of unimpeachable masterpieces to reissue, the remaster-and-reboot initiative has…

July 27, 2020, 330
Ghost of Tsushima Artwork

Ghost of Tsushima Sells 2.4 Million Copies in First Three Days

Ghost of Tsushima is breaking PS4 sales records! PlayStation Tweeted Friday morning that Ghost of Tsushima is officially the fastest-selling first-party original IP. That’s a lot of qualifiers, but regardless,…

July 24, 2020, 216
Halo Infinite

Xbox Games Showcase 2020 Roundup: Halo Infinite Gameplay and More Xbox Series X Exclusives

In Thursday’s Xbox Games Showcase, we finally got a comprehensive look at what people can look forward to with Xbox Series X, such as gameplay for Halo Infinite and an…

July 23, 2020, 254