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DS Brain Training Comes to America

It is now official: Brain Training, the mega-popular million plus selling Nintendo DS title from Japan is coming to Nintendo DS in America. The DS title is scheduled for an April 17 release with a new name, Brain Age: Train Your Brain in Minutes a Day; the title alone will test your memory skills. Brain Age represents the first in a series of U.S. brain-training titles that already have taken Japan by storm. Also coming to America is Big Brain Academy on May 30.

Brain Age is inspired by the work of Professor Ryuta Kawashima, a prominent Japanese neuroscientist, his studies evaluated the effect of performing reading and mathematic exercises to help stimulate the brain. Brain Age presents players with a series of fun mental brain-training challenges that incorporate word memorization, counting and reading. It even includes sudoku number puzzles, which have become extremely popular features in newspapers around the country. The distinctive touch screen of Nintendo DS lets users write their responses, just as though they were using a PDA.

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