Concentrate! New Brain Age game launches onto 3DS

4:02 AM, Feb 12, 2013   |    comments
'Brain Age: Concentration Training' for Nintendo 3DS.
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Nintendo has announced the launch of Brain Age: Concentration Training for the Nintendo 3DS system, a brain-training game where multitaskers can refocus their busy modern minds and get their concentration back on track.

"With so much happening around us on a constant basis, it is very easy to get distracted," said Scott Moffitt, Nintendo of America's executive vice president of Sales & Marketing. "The Brain Age series has always been about training the brain, and Brain Age: Concentration Training continues this trend while also helping to improve concentration."

The first two games in the Brain Age series on Nintendo DS surprised the world by demonstrating how brain training for just a few minutes a day could be fun. Brain Age: Train Your Brain in Minutes a Day! and Brain Age 2: More Training in Minutes a Day! each went on to sell more than three-million copies in the U.S. alone. Brain Age: Concentration Training builds on the winning formula of the first two games, while introducing new activities designed by Dr. Ryuta Kawashima, a neuroscientist in Japan, to specifically focus the mind and help with everyday distractions.

New to this game are the Devilish Training exercises, challenging activities that set out to stimulate concentration and working memory. These activities can be played for five minutes a day, making them the perfect exercises to pick up while going through the morning routine. These Devilish Training activities challenge players to focus on one task while simultaneously tracking another, and range from Devilish Calculations, a series of tricky math problems, to Devilish Mice, a clever memory game. The difficulty of each activity increases or decreases based on players' real-time results. This helps to consistently train players at the limit of their abilities.

Many other modes are also featured in Brain Age: Concentration Training. In Supplemental Training, fan-favorite activities from previous Brain Age games make a return. These select activities were designed to complement Devilish Training, and include activities like Word Attack, a hectic word-recognition exercise, and Time Lapse. Under Brain Training, players are offered additional training opportunities, such as Block Head, an exercise that finds players taking turns occupying blocks to score points against Kawashima. There is also Relaxation Mode, which contains a collection of restful activities created to give brains a much-needed break. Additionally, players can use the game's StreetPass feature to find potential Training Partners to review brain training results or to compete in Devilish Battles.

With more modes and more activities than ever before, Brain Age: Concentration Training is the biggest game yet in the celebrated series. It's time to use new concentration skills to start training the modern brain and eliminating distractions.

Brain Age: Concentration Training is now available in retail stores or as a full download in the Nintendo eShop for Nintendo 3DS.


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