Nintendo's new 3DS brain training game will be devilishly difficult

Demon Training 3DS
Demon Training 3DS

You probably had already guessed that Nintendo would release at least one brain training game for its new 3DS. (They're to thank for the original DS console's popularity with older folks.) But did you call that it would involve demons? (Don't worry, neither did we.) During the Japanese rendition of the Nintendo Direct online broadcast, company president Satoru Iwata revealed the tentatively-titled "Oni Training," or "Demon Training."

According to a translation by Andriasang, the game will feature much more difficult brain training, hence the name. Japanese neuroscientist Dr. Ryuta Kawashima has returned to help with the game's creation, and Nintendo even created a devilish avatar of the doctor-turned-Brain-Age-host to demonstrate the game's supposed difficulty.

There's no word yet of a Western release just yet for "Oni Training," but Nintendo would be remiss not to. However, we bet that Kawashima loses the red face and horns in his travel out west--American casual gamers might not take well to that. Andriasang reports that the game will "power up your working memory and concentration."

Nintendo didn't reveal much else in the pipeline for casual gamers on the 3DS or Wii, though a new Mario Tennis, titled Mario Tennis Open, is slated for a May 25 release on 3DS. Brainy gamers would be smart to boot up their copies of Brain Age and start training now to face a (hopefully less) demon-like doctor on 3DS.

[Via Gamasutra]

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