Hone the Powers of Concentration on Nintendo 3DS with Dr Kawashima’s Devilish Brain Training: Can You Stay Focused?

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The latest instalment in the popular Brain Training franchise arrives 12th April exclusively for Nintendo 3DS and Nintendo 3DS XL.

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Twenty-first century technology has created seemingly infinite possibilities for people to stay connected, but with this stream of constant communication, have many people in the modern age developed an addiction to information? Dr Kawashima’s Devilish Brain Training: Can you stay focused? is set to address this contemporary dilemma when this latest title in the popular Brain Training series launches - as a packaged game sold at retail or directly available to download from Nintendo eShop - exclusively for Nintendo 3DS and Nintendo 3DS XL on 12th April 2013.

Developed in cooperation with neuroscientist Dr Ryuta Kawashima, the idea behind Devilish Brain Training - the third game in a franchise which has sold more than 15 million copies across Europe to date - is to train grey matter by completing a series of challenging exercises with an emphasis on concentration skills and focus to train the memory - an important brain function based around the temporary storage of information for manipulation. Through playing each exercise for a few minutes per day over the course of several weeks, and with the game to be conveniently available as a download on Nintendo eShop, gamers will have the time to notice whether personal improvements are being made.

Devilish Brain Training offers 30 exercises and minigames, including 18 which are brand new, with the core exercises dynamically adapting to create bespoke training programmes for all abilities. For example, Devilish Calculations challenges gamers to recall the answer to a previous mathematical problem while paying attention to the next one in line. The questions come thick and fast and gamers have to concentrate hard while remembering specific information to make sure they don’t make any mistakes.

Devilish Mice challenges gamers to simultaneously track the path of several mice while they are being chased by cats. It sounds simple but the exercise requires much concentration! If gamers find one of the exercises too tricky and perform poorly then it will dynamically adjust the difficulty based on real-time results. By offering a stiff challenge and shifting the difficulty to match a gamers performance, Devilish Brain Training will constantly push gamers to stay focused and access short-term memories.

For further insight into the upcoming launch of Devilish Brain Training, check out the latest Iwata Asks interview, which explores some of the inspiration and mechanics behind the game, as well as talking to Dr Kawashima himself.

Dr Kawashima’s Devilish Brain Training: Can you stay focused? is a challenging combination of exercises designed specifically to tackle the modern day issues of information overload and addiction, and train the ability to focus. Begin mental preparation before the game’s 12th April launch date, exclusively on Nintendo 3DS and Nintendo 3DS XL as a packaged game sold at retail or directly available to download from Nintendo eShop.

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Interviews at the Iwata Asks Hub: http://iwataasks.co.uk
Nintendo UK on Twitter: https://twitter.com/nintendouk
Nintendo UK on YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/user/nintendoukofficial
Nintendo UK on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/nintendo3dsuk

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