Dr Kawashima’s Brain Training for Nintendo Switch

System: Nintendo Switch Release date: 03/01/2020

Can you solve this exercise?

Play the video and try to count the boxes shown on screen before they disappear!

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Now that you’re warmed up…

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Get ready to challenge your brain in a variety of ways in Dr Kawashima’s Brain Training for Nintendo Switch! Enjoy new exercises, some of them making use of the right Joy-Con’s IR Motion Camera*, or tap and train with classic exercises from past Brain Training games that you can play using a stylus (included with the packaged version from retail stores) or your finger. It’s in your hands!

Classic and new exercises!

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Test your skills with an assortment of exercises in different playstyles, such as holding your Nintendo Switch console vertically and using a stylus or your finger, or using the right Joy-Con’s IR Motion Camera, which detects the shape of your fingers.

How old is your brain now?

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Calculate your overall Brain Age Score by performing a series of back-to-back exercises that challenge your information processing speed, short-term memory and self-control. Why not compare Brain Age Scores with friends and family, too? Ensure you don’t miss your daily exercises by setting an alarm, where your Nintendo Switch will notify you – even if the console is in Sleep Mode!

You can also share your results with a friend or family member each day with Brain Training Email**, or have this automatically shared for you if you register! Brain Training Email will be available via an update after January 3rd 2020.

Challenge your friends and family

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Using a Joy-Con each, face off against friends and family in unique challenges, or show off your results with others around the world!

Thinking back…

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The history of Dr Kawashima’s Brain Training series can be traced back to 2006 – when Dr Kawashima’s Brain Training: How Old Is Your Brain? released on Nintendo DS in Europe. Some of you may have memories of this time! Its concept was inspired by the research and published works of Japanese neuroscientist Ryuta Kawashima. It became one of the most successful games on Nintendo DS, and has since had more entries in the series, with each one bringing new exercises.

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It’s now time to think ahead with fresh challenges and ways to play with the unique features of Nintendo Switch!

*To play certain exercises on Nintendo Switch Lite, a Joy-Con pair is required and the Nintendo Switch adjustable charging stand is recommended. A device to recharge Joy-Con controllers, such as the Joy-Con charging grip, will also be required. For more information, visit the Nintendo Switch Lite website.

**Internet connection required during online play. To use online services, you must create a Nintendo Account and accept the related agreement. The Nintendo Account Privacy Policy applies. Some online services may not be available in all countries. Online play requires paid online membership. Find out more about the paid membership subscription.

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What you need to know

This content is sold by Nintendo of Europe GmbH. The payment will be made with Nintendo eShop funds usable through the Nintendo Account used to complete the purchase.

This content is sold by Nintendo of Europe GmbH, payable with Nintendo eShop funds usable through your Nintendo Account. The Nintendo Account Agreement applies to the purchase of this content.

This content may be purchased by users who have registered a Nintendo Account and accepted the respective legal terms. To be able to purchase content for Wii U or Nintendo 3DS family systems, a Nintendo Network ID is also required and your funds usable through the Nintendo Account must be merged with the funds tied to your Nintendo Network ID. If the funds have not yet been merged, you will have the option to do so during the purchase process. To start the purchasing process, it is necessary to sign in with the Nintendo Account and the Nintendo Network ID. After signing in it will be possible to review the details and complete the purchase.

To be able to purchase content for Wii U or Nintendo 3DS family systems, your funds usable through the Nintendo Account must be merged with the funds tied to your Nintendo Network ID. If the funds have not yet been merged, you will have the option to do so during the purchase process. You will be able to review the details and complete the purchase on the next screen.

The details of this offer apply to users who sign in with a Nintendo Account with the country setting corresponding to the country setting of this website. If the country setting of a Nintendo Account is different, the details of this offer may be adjusted (for example, the price will be displayed in the respective local currency).

After the purchase is completed, the content will be downloaded to the applicable system linked to the respective Nintendo Account, or respective Nintendo Network ID in the case of Wii U and Nintendo 3DS family systems. This system must be updated to the latest system software and connected to the internet with automatic downloads enabled, and it must have enough storage to complete the download. Depending on the system/console/hardware model you own and your use of it, an additional storage device may be required to download software from Nintendo eShop. Please visit our Support section for more information.

Please make sure you have enough storage to complete the download.

After you have completed the purchase, the content will be downloaded to the applicable system linked to your Nintendo Account, or your Nintendo Network ID in the case of Wii U or Nintendo 3DS family systems. This system must be updated to the latest system software and connected to the internet with automatic downloads enabled, and it must have enough storage to complete the download. Depending on the system/console/hardware model you own and your use of it, an additional storage device may be required to download software from Nintendo eShop. Please visit our Support section for more information.

Please make sure you have enough storage to complete the download.

The details of the offer are displayed based on the country settings of your Nintendo Account.

The Nintendo Account Agreement applies to the purchase of this content.

The use of an unauthorised device or software that enables technical modification of the Nintendo console or software may render this game unplayable.

This product contains technological protection measures.

Content not playable before the release date: {{releaseDate}} . The payment is taken directly upon purchase.

Multiplayer requires one compatible controller per player. Additional controllers (sold separately) may be required.

Lots of challenges await!

Challenge your brain with a range of classic and new exercises! Let’s take a look at some that you’ll find in the game:

And even more to discover, including…

Speed Counting

Count aloud from 1 to 120, and hit the “Done!” panel once complete. Careful not to get too ahead of yourself!

Reading Aloud

Read aloud selected newspaper articles and put your reading and speech skills to the test.

Germ Buster

Enjoy some post-training relaxation! Take a break from your daily exercises and arrange falling coloured blocks into stacks.

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*To play certain exercises on Nintendo Switch Lite, a Joy-Con pair is required and the Nintendo Switch adjustable charging stand is recommended. A device to recharge Joy-Con controllers, such as the Joy-Con charging grip, will also be required. For more information, visit the Nintendo Switch Lite website.

Go head-to-head!

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With one Joy-Con each, challenge friends and family to 2-player games that’ll test your memory and reflexes!

Take it online!

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If you’re connected to the internet and have a Nintendo Switch Online membership, you can show your training results in the game’s rankings and compete with friends and family from around the world*! We also plan to hold regular World Brain Training Championships. Please check back soon for further information.

*Internet connection required during online play. To use online services, you must create a Nintendo Account and accept the related agreement. The Nintendo Account Privacy Policy applies. Some online services may not be available in all countries. Online play requires paid online membership. Find out more about the paid membership subscription.

Digital version

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You can purchase a digital version of Dr Kawashima’s Brain Training for Nintendo Switch from Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch, or via the official Nintendo website*. You can also purchase a download code from selected retailers.

Please note: you will be directly charged for the full price of the title upon purchase, and the title will not be playable before the launch date on January 3rd 2020.

Packaged version

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The physical retail version includes a stylus.

*To be able to purchase download games or download demos and free software from Nintendo eShop on the official website, you'll need to have a Nintendo Account which is linked to your Nintendo Switch console. You'll need to have your console registered as the active console for downloads for your Nintendo Account by visiting Nintendo eShop on the device you wish to download on at least once. For automatic download, your system must be updated and connected to the internet with automatic downloads enabled, and it must have enough storage to complete the download. To find out more, visit our Support section. Purchases made or demo downloads activated through the Nintendo website are processed via Nintendo eShop.

Categories

Lifestyle, Health & Fitness

Players

1 - 2

Publisher

Nintendo

Age rating

TBD

Download version (Nintendo Switch)

System

Nintendo Switch

Release date

03/01/2020

Age rating

TBD

Languages

German, English, Spanish, French, Italian, Japanese, Dutch

Download size

286.00 MB

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System

Nintendo Switch

Release date

03/01/2020

Age rating

TBD

Languages

English, German, French, Spanish, Dutch, Italian, Japanese