Brain Training USA Release Announced

Start your brains: Nintendo just announced that Brain Training is coming to the USA. It's now called Brain Age: Train Your Brain in Minutes a Day, and according to the press release, it drops on April 17th! Better still, the second game, now titled Brain Flex, is scheduled for May 30th.
"Young or old, everyone looks for ways to get a mental edge," says Reggie Fils-Aime, Nintendo of America's executive vice president of sales & marketing. "Our brain-training series, led by Brain Age, builds on the popularity of word and number puzzles and acts as a treadmill for the mind."

Nintendo's brain-training series of games represent a cornerstone of Nintendo's aim to expand the world of video games to new audiences. The second title in the series, Big Brain Academy (known as Brain Flex in Japan) offers players 15 fun activities that test their brain powers in areas like logic, memory, math and analysis. Up to eight people can play with a single game card, and each activity takes less than a minute to complete.

Brain Age: Train Your Brain in Minutes a Day is rated E for Everyone and launches on April 17. Big Brain Academy is Rated E for Everyone and launches May 30.

Will it catch on like it did in Japan? Will it cause the Nintendo DS to reach a whole new generation of gamers in America? Or will it generate a million virtual crickets and digital touchscreen-tumbleweeds? It certainly doesn't hurt that Nintendo plopped a big "SU DOKU Included!" violator right on the box — now that's genius.


I just posted about this over on your original "Brain Training" post... I'm keeping my fingers crossed that Dr. Kawashima still appears in the US version!
Anonymous mike m 1/30/2006 1:05 PM  
I hope thay make a GameCube version! Until then my only brain training is Madden '06, NBA Live '06, and NBA Street! I'm a sucker for the GameCube/ EA Sports connection.
Blogger Joel Conrad Bechtolt 1/30/2006 1:55 PM  
Now if only they'd give a release date for the Nintendo DS Lite!
Anonymous Patrick 1/30/2006 2:04 PM  
My brain hungers for the delicious training. It hurts with anticipation - the anticipation of success.
Anonymous ken 1/31/2006 1:24 AM  
April 17 is henceforth added to iCal.
Blogger Erik @ The Sand Trap 1/31/2006 8:14 AM  
Im looking forward to this!
Blogger Betsy 2/11/2006 10:48 AM  

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