Nintendo Announces Brain Training Game For Switch

Published: Monday, September 30, 2019 - 12:13 | By: Richard Costa
Quick Math Game And Stylus Coming to Japan

I've always heard from people who love math that it's almost like a video game for them. They actually get a kick out of solving equations and all that abstruse stuff. So it makes sense that Nintendo would actually develop a "quick math" video game that's custom-made for the Nintendo Switch, right now known simply as Brain Training. The announcement came out today on the Nintendo Japanese YouTube channel, and you can watch the trailer below for a first look at the Japanese version on the Brain Training game.

As you can see, this is exclusively a Japanese language release, and it is set for December 27. Another video shows a more in-depth overview of Brain Training as a game, as you can see below.

 
 

The Brain Training game will include two-player support, online play, and also support for a stylus, which is a brand-new accessory for the Nintendo Switch that will release along with Brain Training. You can already see the Japanese Nintendo Store page for the stylus if you're in Japan here. To use the stylus, you might have to hold your Switch vertically, like a smartphone. Another cool feature is that the Joy-Con can also detect how many fingers you're holding up, and even the shape of your hand for a game of rock-paper-scissors.

There's no announcement for the release of either Brain Training or the Nintendo Switch stylus on Western markets so far. We will report as soon as we see an announcement from Nintendo of America, however. This might find quite an audience for younger users of the Nintendo Switch, especially if teachers adopt it as a teaching tool, which does seem quite useful and interesting.

What do you think of Brain Training? Are you looking forward to a Western version? Will you pick up the stylus for extra flair? Let us know in the comments below!


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Richard Costa
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Hack for hire, indentured egghead, maverick thoughtcriminal. Mainly interested in Western RPGs, first-person immersion, turn-based tactics, point-and-clickers, and card jousting.