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Brain Training 3DS Confirmed for Worldwide Release

Posted by Thomas Whitehead

Available in both physical and digital formats

In its February Nintendo Direct broadcast Nintendo unveiled Onitore — basically Brain Training 3DS — which will focus on testing your concentration and working memory. Already confirmed for Japan this summer, the success of the DS titles in the series made a worldwide release inevitable; Satoru Iwata has confirmed this as well as plans for the title to be available digitally.

We will later announce the official title and the launch date of the software that we tentatively call "Onitore," but this software too is scheduled to be sold in both the packaged and the digital download formats. Since the packaged and the digital download formats both have their own merits, we would like to offer both of these options to our consumers.

Although no release window is given for the worldwide release, that's confirmation at least that this will be another major Nintendo title to be given the retail download treatment. Are you interested in some 3D Brain Training?


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User Comments (28)



Djrr-ific said:

Hopefully this will result in higher 3DS console sales.. (:

But ehm, It will have to be very different, because I own 2 other Brain Training games, one retail, one 3DSware..



ville10 said:

A perfect game for digital download, no more switching cartridges for daily play!



Xilef said:

Not to interested, but this should hopefuly attract some casual gamers to raise some sales.



BudrSbastig said:

Yeah more 3d shovel ware! here is a strange idea...... make some games that people want!



Hokori said:

Sweet ill pick this up in digital form I regret selling 1 and not picking up 2



ThomasBW84 said:

I think this is a title that seems particularly suitable as a download, especially as Iwata has said that it'll ideally be played in short, five minute sessions. I may be tempted by this, simply because my concentration levels of late are rather wonky, so something that focuses my mind will be very welcome!



Xilef said:

@BudrSbastig As far as i know, the Brain Training games are far from shovelware. This is posetive for the 3DS, not negative.



Beta said:

@BudrSbastig: Just because you don't like it doesn't mean others don't. People are different so they HAVE to like what you like.
Sorry if I sounded harsh.



Hokori said:

I agree brain age isn't shovel ware, but it did pave the way for shovel ware on the ds



LittleIrves said:

The perfect game for downloadable. Brain Age 2 was one of the first games I picked up for my DS Lite when I got it finally a few years ago, and I ended up addicted to Sudoku on my subway commutes to work for quite some time. Am very curious how they've tweaked the game to make it new, interesting.... Love the Devil Doctor.



JustYourAverageBleh said:

It served as a good game to play whenever you feel kind of down and you just want to play a simple and easy game. Hope they add Sudoku.



Morpheel said:

My mother loves brain age to the point she plays 3 versions of it every single day on my old (now hers) DSi.

I'm guessing I must get this one.



Shotgunryugan said:

I liked the first game,but i only liked it because my friend gave it to me,i'm not interested in the series to be honest,so i'll skip this one



ArcanaXVI said:

I have the first Brain Age, and I was pleased to discover that Dr. Kawashima's promise didn't fall through--I actually felt progress in my ability to memorize and process information. I'll definitely be picking this up.



Hejiru said:

Wow, I really didn't think the Oni Brain Training would make it out of Japan.



Kagamine said:

@BudrSbastig That's not all it entails. It's a quality title that is FAR from shovelware. Just because you don't like it doesn't make it shovelware. I liked the first game and had it for quite a while. I will probably get this one through download so i don't have to switch carts whenever i want to play. Super Excited!



Firejonie said:

Just the right game for a downloadable release. Just pick up and play without switching game cards. Games like Animal Crossing and Oni Training are perfect for digital releases.



HADAA said:

@uel @mamp Instead of holding your hand, this time our good doctor will now play the role of a devilish coach to hone your memory and other brain skills (while keeping your adrenaline pumpin' by freaking you out), hence the devil face.

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