Dr Kawashima PC game coming to Europe

By Patrick Garratt, Tuesday, 28 April 2009 12:03 GMT

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Atari is to release Brain Exercise with Dr Kawashima in PAL regions, the company said today.

The PC brain game is out on May 29.

Kawashima was the inspiration behind Nintendo’s mind-bendingly successful Brain Training titles.

Press release after the break.

ACCLAIMED ‘BRAIN EXERCISE WITH DR. KAWASHIMA’ COMING TO PC USERS WITH ‘GAMES FOR LAPTOP’ AND PC RELEASE
– NAMCO BANDAI Games to Bring Best-Selling Brain Training Series to PC and ‘Games for Laptop’ for the First Time in Europe and PAL Regions –
CERGY-PONTOISE, FRANCE – 28 April 2009 – NAMCO BANDAI Games Europe S.A.S today announced the forthcoming launch of Brain Exercise with Dr. Kawashima, the latest game from the popular brain training series supervised by prominent Japanese neuroscientist Dr. Kawashima. Filled with all-time favourites intended to stimulate different parts of the brain and keep minds active, Brain Exercise with Dr. Kawashima will be available on PC DVD-rom and ‘Games For Laptop’ mini-DVD at retailers in Europe and PAL regions from 29 May 2009, and will also be available for digital download at the Atari store by visiting www.atari-store.eu.

The development of Brain Exercise with Dr. Kawashima was supervised by Dr. Kawashima, the renowned Japanese neuroscientist whose revolutionary brain training technique was made popular through the acclaimed Brain Training series on Nintendo DS™ and mobile phones. Dr. Kawashima’s belief is that our brains, just like our bodies, need regular exercise to stay active and healthy.

In today’s busy society, it is important to spare a few moments every day to give our brains a workout and fight against the natural decline of their abilities. Brain Exercise with Dr. Kawashima for PC and ‘Games for Laptop’ lets busy people who spend the majority of their day in front of computers enjoy a mental workout when travelling, during a break at work or on the sofa at home. Now there is no excuse for not keeping our minds in great shape!

Brain Exercise with Dr. Kawashima consists of 36 quick mini exercises divided into three colour-coded categories to train the three main lobes of the brain – frontal, parietal and temporal – through simple arithmetic, memory games and puzzles. The highly intuitive games are played using the mouse to point and click or simple keystrokes. Progress can easily be tracked by viewing the results charts, and can be shared on the official website at www.brainexercise.eu for worldwide ranking.

Dr. Kawashima, the ‘brains’ behind the best-selling and influential Brain Training series on Nintendo DS™ and mobile phones, oversaw the development of Brain Exercise with Dr. Kawashima. NAMCO BANDAI Games now broadens the appeal of the acclaimed series by bringing Brain Exercise with Dr. Kawashima to anyone who spends time in front of a computer with the new ‘Games for Laptop’ mini-DVD format ideal for laptop use on the move. Brain Exercise with Dr. Kawashima will be available on PC DVD-Rom and ‘Games for Laptop’ mini-DVD at retailers in Europe and PAL regions from 29 May 2009, and for digital download by visiting the Atari store at www.atari-store.eu.

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