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Dr. Kawashima’s Nintendo Switch Brain Training

In an interview earlier this year, developer and producer Kouichi Kawamoto and Japanese neuroscientist Dr. Ryuta Kawashima sat down to discuss Dr. Kawashima’s Brain Training for Nintendo Switch.

In the interview, Kawamoto spoke about the design process for the original game and how they decided on the look of Dr. Kawashima. Here’s our translation of the excerpt:

Priced at ¥2,948, you can now preload Dr. Kawashima’s Brain Training for Nintendo Switch on the Japanese eShop. The game will take up only 286MB of storage, and notably includes language support for Japanese, English, Spanish, French, German, Italian, and Dutch. 1-2 Players will be able to use the Joy-Con controllers in innovative ways. You can check out a game trailer below:

Dr. Kawashima’s Brain Training for Nintendo Switch will be heading West in 2020, confirmed at least so far for a European release.


Here’s an interesting piece of information about Dr Kawashima’s Brain Training for Nintendo Switch. Nintendo itself is naturally involved with the project, but did you know that indieszero is as well? That news comes thanks to a classification listing in Australia.

One of indieszero’s most recent projects was Sushi Striker. Other titles the studio developed include NES Remix and Theatrhythm Final Fantasy.


In a bit of a surprise move, Nintendo has announced a new entry in the Dr. Kawashima’s Brain Training / Brain Age series of games for Nintendo Switch. However, so far this game has only been announced for Japan. It’ll be released on December 27. The physical version of the game comes with an official Nintendo Switch stylus and will be sold for 3,480 Yen + taxes. The digital version costs 2,680 Yen + taxes; the stylus can then be bought separately for 864 Yen.

In addition to the standard brain training features, this version also has several new additions:

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