Big Brain Academy is back with a brand new game nearly 15 years after the franchise’s last release. Nintendo has announced that Big Brain Academy: Brain vs. Brain will be coming to the Nintendo Switch this holiday season with a multiplayer twist.
The series is all about testing your brain in various academic minigames. There are various puzzles and problems that you must use your wit, reaction time, and memory to solve as quickly as possible. It’s pretty similar to the slightly more well-known series Brain Age.
This time, in Big Brain Academy: Brain vs. Brain, your smarts are put to the test against other players. This game will have you competing directly against family, friends, and other players online.
In the trailer, we see players engaging in various challenges in the game against each other in order to “flex their brainpower” and solve the minigames as quickly as they can. There are matching games, memory tests, math problems, and more that can be played with up to 4 players.
In addition to the multiplayer challenges, there is a single-player mode in the game that can be played to increase your best scores. You can also battle other players asynchronously using ghost data that can be saved and uploaded online.
Here’s how Nintendo describes the game:
Take on a series of brain-bending activities that test your mental mettle in Big Brain Academy™: Brain vs. Brain for the Nintendo Switch™ system! Play a wide variety of activities, like memorizing a series of numbers, identifying an animal as it slowly comes into focus, or helping guide a train to its goal in fun, fast activities. Go brain-to-brain with friends and family in 4-player matches to see who gets the highest score. Everyone can play together at varying difficulties, so a kid can hold their own against an adult in this battle of the brains!
This is the first Big Brain Academy game in nearly 15 years; the latest game released on the Wii in 2007 (Big Brain Academy: Wii Degree) after the franchise’s first game on the DS in 2005.
Big Brain Academy: Brain vs. Brain will release on the Nintendo Switch later this year on December 3 for $29.99. You can watch the full announcement trailer below.