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DS game Brain Training arrives on Wii U

Nintendo has released a DS game on the Wii U Virtual Console for the first time. Eurogamer reports that Brain Training is now available to Japanese Wii U owners who have updated their console to the latest firmware. It’s free, too, until June 30th. The two screens of the DS …

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Brain Training 3DS set for April

The next game in the Brain Training series will hit UK shelves on April 12th. The snappily titled Dr. Kawashima’s Devilish Brain Training: Can You Stay Focused? is a 3DS exclusive, and will be available to buy from retail and the Nintendo eShop on the same day. The Brain Training …

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Nintendo returns to the casual market for next 3DS push

The key to rejuvenating the 3DS in the market place could be a return to the mainstream markets, Nintendo has said. Much of the 3DS’ pre-launch hype centred around the many hardcore-centric IPs that would be arriving on the system. This in itself was a direct response to the perceived …

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Kawashima on Kinect dated

Namco Bandai Partners has announced that the first Kinect-compatible Dr Kawashima title will be released in the UK on February 11th. Dr Kawashima’s Body and Brain Exercises was announced in September, and was a launch title for Microsoft’s new motion controller in Japan. The game challenges players to solve puzzles …

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Kinect Brain Training dated for Europe

Microsoft has announced the Kinect iteration of Brain Training will hit Europe in Q1 2011. During the platform holder’s keynote speech at this year’s Tokyo Games Show, Xbox Japan’s general manager Takashi Sensui revealed that the title will be released in North America and Europe early next year”. He also …

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Kawashima game for Japan Kinect launch

Microsoft has confirmed a new game from Dr Kawashima will be available when Kinect launches in Japan on November 20th. The game will be published by Namco Bandai, and is currently titled Lead: New Brain Training Where You Answer With Your Body. As you would expect, in-game exercises are overseen …

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Nintendo reveals DSi LL

Nintendo has unveiled a new iteration of the DSi. The DSi LL boasts an extra large 4.2-inch screen, which is 93 per cent bigger than the DS Lite’s screen size. It is set to hit Japanese shelves on November 21st and is priced at 20,000 yen ($220). There is currently …

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Nintendo unveils new DS bundles

As the countdown to Christmas continues, Nintendo has unveiled a series of new DS bundles designed to appeal to the whole family. Each pack is set to hit retail across Europe in time for the Christmas period, with the following five bundles set for the UK next month: – White …

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Brain Training suffers Watchdog attack

Gaming has supposedly got a race war going on thanks to BBC One’s consumer rights show Watchdog . Last night’s edition granted five minutes to claims that that voice recognition technology used in Nintendo’s Dr Kawashima’s Brain Training on DS discriminates against those with Northern accents as it struggles to …

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EURO CHARTS: Brain Training cleans up

Next-gen has reports that the Brain Training phenomenon continues to sweep across the globe – claiming the number one spots in both the Spanish and German charts. The listings, courtesy of MC-GfK, run as follows:Spain 1. More Brain Training from Dr. Kawashima (DS)2. Big Brain Academy (Wii)3. Assassin’s Creed (PS3)4. …

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