Brain Age is perhaps one of Nintendo’s most iconic franchises for casual gaming. To some, it’s a landmark series of puzzle games featuring Japanese neuroscientist Dr. Ryuta Kawashima, that debuted on Nintendo DS, designed to keep one’s brain active. To others, it’s that one Virtual Console game on the Wii U that keeps topping the charts every week. The series was a commercial and critical hit leading up to Brain Age: Concentration Training for Nintendo 3DS in 2012. However, that wouldn’t be the last we’d see of Dr. Kawashima, as a new Brain Age game was announced for Nintendo Switch in Japan.
Titled Train Your Brain: Nintendo Switch Training for Adults in the region, the game will launch later this year on December 27. Incidentally, the game is meant to be played on handheld mode, in line with its predecessors. The physical copy, priced at 3,480 yen, even comes with a stylus! Conversely, the downloadable version comes cheaper at 2,680 yen.
At the time of writing, Nintendo has yet to announce an international release. Given Brain Age‘s broad appeal, I’m sure it’s only a matter of time. In the meantime, give the trailers for the new Brain Age on Nintendo Switch below a watch and let us know what you think in the comments!
So a handheld-oriented Nintendo Switch game with a stylus, eh? I wonder…