Nintendo recently announced the return of Dr. Kawashima’s Brain Training for Switch, but it was only set for a Japanese release. That’s changed today with a new launch trailer that revealed a western release, coming Jan. 3 2020.
The Brain Training series originally debuted back on Nintendo DS in Japan, and this new Switch title will see it return with all-new functionality. In addition to a host of different riddles, puzzles, and various challenges, the title will support the IR camera for a new feature called “Finger Brain Training,” which is an alarm that lets you know if you play too long, and online leaderboards.
Unlike the Japanese release, the western title has been named a little more concisely. Dr. Kawashima’s Brain Training is already a long title, but in Japan it’s called “Tōhokudaigaku Kareiigakukenkyūjo Kawashima Ryuta Kyouju Kanshuu no o Kitaeru Otona no Nintendo Switch Training,” or “Nintendo Switch Training Supervised by Professor Ryuta Kawashima of the Tohoku University Institute of Aging Research” in English.
Thank goodness for that, then.
You can get a flavor for some of the puzzle gameplay in the below announcement trailer: