Just because Nintendo's Brain Age took Japan by storm in 2006, that doesn't mean it can't do it again. Neuroscientist Dr Ryuta Kawashima spills the beans that a new Brain Age is in development.
Dr Kawashima, whose floating head appears in the games, mentioned that a third Brain Age is in development in his new book "Goodbye Brain Boom". The brain game boom does not appear to be going anywhere with brain games recently released on Kinect in Japan
Kawashima does not mention any particulars about the game, noting that he has a confidentiality agreement. But given the success of the series, another Brain Age game sounds smart - brainy, even.
In the book, Kawashima recounts how Nintendo president Satoru Iwata doesn't want to release a new Brain Age. That is, until they can do "something special".
There is speculation that the new Brain Age game, which Nintendo still hasn't officially revealed, is slated for the Nintendo 3DS. 3D could obviously put a fresh spin on what seems like well-travelled territory.
Since the games were originally released, there has been debate whether the game actually works with some reachers saying it does and others saying it does not.
Kotaku is following up with Nintendo and will update should the company comment.