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Brain Age coming to 3DS

Brain Age coming to 3DS

During today’s Nintendo Direct briefing, Satoru Iwata announced a new Brain Age game. It’s due in Japan this summer.

Steve Watts

February 22, 2012 8:00 AM2

A new Brain Age game is in the works for the 3DS. Nintendo president Satoru Iwata said it will focus on concentration and memory exercises. Sometimes the two will combine for harder challenges, and the floating head Dr. Kawashima will get devil-horns (seen above).

Iwata said during the presentation that the game will keep players from repeating exercises, since that makes players tired of them. The focus on memory and concentration exercises is to combat “information addiction,” according to Iwata’s account of Dr. Kawashima’s vision. “We now have access to information wherever and whenever we want,” Iwata said. “Since we now rely so much on these devices we might have stopped using our brains so much, lost our restraint, our ability to control ourselves and be patient.”

Meanwhile, North American gamers will have to control ourselves and be patient. It’s set for launch in Japan this summer, but no North American release plans have been announced.

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