Atari and Namco Bandai are bringing Brain Exercise with Dr. Kawashima to Europe on 29th May. The game will work on PCs and laptops and on both DVDs and mini-DVDs.
The idea is to spread Brain Training to commuters without a DS, which is where the series found fame.
The formula remains unchanged, and consists of 36 quick-play mini-games that test three areas of the brain: frontal, parietal and temporal. Challenges are spread across arithmetic, memory and puzzles, and require either point-and-click input or simple keystrokes.
Dr Kawashima - a well-respected Japanese neuroscientist - oversaw development of the game. He is reported to have refused a salary of around EUR 15 million from Nintendo for his work on Brain Training, claiming an amount of that kind needs to be truly deserved. He later settled for a modest EUR 70,000 a year.