Brain Age was a game that came out for the Nintendo DS in the US in 2006. A sequel came out for the Nintendo DS just a year later in 2007. There were two other since then, but I only have the first two. They were simple games with logic puzzles, Sudoku, math, and more. I had fun with them though. A new Brain Age title was just announced for Japan and it looks pretty cool.
While the trailer is in Japanese and the release date is set for December 2019 in Japan, who knows if it’ll come to the other regions or not. Although, I hope it does. The game looks pretty cool.
Watching the trailer, you can see that there are some similar games from the other Brain Age titles included in this Switch version. Such as math facts, quick number games, and more. There are a few differences though.
One difference is that a math fact game is shown in the trailer. Instead of writing the answer down with the stylus like in the first couple of games, you use your fingers to show the answer. The Joy-Con can see your hand and show how many fingers you’re holding up. This is also used in what looks like a Rock-Paper-Scissors game that’s also shown in the trailer.
Now, I have no idea how annoying that will be or how well it’ll work, but it’s certainly a cool concept and I love the idea of playing Rock-Paper-Scissors with the AI on my Switch.
The trailer is quick and obviously not in English, but it’s easy to see that they’re giving Brain Age a nice little upgrade from the previous games – new puzzles, new games, new mechanics. Of course, the release date says December 2019 in Japan, so… will it come here? I don’t know, but I kind of hope so.
Also… stylus. I have had my Switch for long enough that I really miss having a stylus when I play in handheld mode. The lady has one in the trailer, so I’m hoping that’s a new accessory coming soon for the Switch.