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Nintendo announce new Brain Training-style 3DS game

Dr Kawashima's new Brain Training 3DS game will help your memory

Nintendo President Satoru Iwata has announced that Nintendo will release a new Brain Training-style 3DS game in Japan this summer.

Iwata suggested that the as-yet-untitled Brain Training 3DS game would be trickier than previous games and will feature exercises that Nintendo are calling Oni-Tore. In these exercises, Kawashima looks like a demon!

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Brain Training 3DS focuses on training your concentration and your working memory. According to Iwata, your working memory is where information that enters the brain is held temporarily as it is manipulated and used.

You'll need a high level of concentration to complete these games and Iwata suggested that you should train for just five minutes a day to get the most out of it and see the results.

However, the difficulty level changes based on the player's ability

Iwata recommended the game for people who want to keep their brain young and younger people who are working hard or studying.

Brain Training was a huge success on DS and helped Nintendo reach new audiences. Nintendo will be hoping that Dr Kawashima's new Brain Training-style 3DS game will do the same for 3DS.

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  1. MrFruitLoops Wednesday 22nd Feb 2012 at 12:15

    Dr Kawashima looks funny in devil form.

  2. Super Andre Wednesday 22nd Feb 2012 at 12:58

    Well I need my concentration and memory building up these days, so i'll probably get it, when it comes out.

  3. Tazer_Silverscar Wednesday 22nd Feb 2012 at 13:07

    It's a shame the European broadcast axed some of the content. There were a few games which were on the Japanese one which weren't on the European one at all.

    There was a really awesome looking horror game that looked to be based on either 'Ringu' or the Grudge.

    There was also enough there to show they are still unsure whether they want to excecute the plan to give out Add-ons or not (which they mentioned while talking about Fire Emblem). Really, NoE, are you going to make Nintendo's European fans live in the dark ages forever? I mean... even the US has more stuff than we do. They have an entire channel at least, which we don't have. Ditch the 'Nintendo Video' channel (which only has a max 4 videos available at any one time) and give us something more exciting!

  4. imbusydoctorwho Wednesday 22nd Feb 2012 at 13:17

    Great news,I glad Dr Kawashima got a brand new game coming out.

  5. FamilyGAMEGuy8 Wednesday 22nd Feb 2012 at 17:24

    That...is terrifying!

  6. choclate-milk Thursday 23rd Feb 2012 at 15:38

    If we're being picky, that's an Oni, a creature from Japanese folklore.

    Pretty much the same thing, but hey, the more you know...

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