Nintendo news (October 14): Brain Training for Nintendo Switch / Luigi’s Mansion 3 @ First 4 Figures

Today’s Nintendo news: Brain Training for Nintendo Switch announced for Europe, but also…

  • Luigi’s Mansion 3 @ First 4 Figures
  • Kirby merchandise
  • Tool Assisted Speedrun

Brain Training for Nintendo Switch

A few days ago, Nintendo announced that the latest entry in the Brain Training series is coming to the Nintendo Switch on December 27th in Japan. Quite interestingly, nothing was announced for Europe and North America, pointing out towards a non-simultaneous release worldwide. And last week, Nintendo announced the European release for the game, confirming that at least that region will get the game at a different date (still no word on North American release).

In Europe, the game will launch on January 3rd, one week after Japan. The game will be available at retail and on the Nintendo eShop, with physical copies including a stylus.

Here’s a trailer:

And here’s a partial list of exercises:

  • Finger Calculations: Solve maths problems using your fingers. Even if you know the answer in your head, you’ll need to react quickly!
  • Sudoku: Enjoy the classic number puzzle game.
  • Calculations: How fast can you do simple sums one after another?
  • Rock, Paper, Scissors Test: Try to win – and lose – using your fingers in rounds of Rock, Paper, Scissors.
  • Word Scramble: Combine letters to form words.
  • Photographic Memory: Remember the photo previously displayed.
  • Dual Task: Leap over hurdles while choosing the biggest number.
  • With one Joy-Con each, challenge friends and family to select kinds of training, such as:
  • Birdwatching: Compete to count birds the fastest.
  • Box Counting: Compete to try and remember the number of boxes.

And here’s some details about the game:

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 can be played using a stylus (included with the packaged version from retail stores) or just a finger. See the game in action in the new Dr Kawashima’s Brain Training for Nintendo Switch trailer.

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

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. Think you can do better than your friends and family? 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 your family with Brain Training Email*** to let them know how you’re getting on.

We also plan to hold regular World Brain Training Championships. More information will be revealed in the future.

Finally, here’s some screenshots:

Brain Training for Nintendo Switch (Switch) comes out on December 27th in Japan, and January 3rd in Europe. The Upcoming Games page has been updated!

Source: Nintendo PR

Luigi’s Mansion 3 @ First 4 Figures

Here’s a video and a livestream recording for the Luigi’s Mansion 3 statue by First 4 Figures, which is now available for pre-order:

Luigi’s Mansion 3 (Switch) comes out on October 31st worldwide.

Kirby merchandise

Here’s pictures of some more Kirby merchandise from Japan:

Source: Famitsu

Tool Assisted Speedrun

Here’s the latest Tool Assisted Speedrun video for Nintendo games:

  • Virtual Boy Wario Land (Virtual Boy) by Bloopiero & Cyorter in 17:27.33


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