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Dr Kawashima’s Brain Training headlines this week’s lineup of new eShop releases for the Nintendo Switch.

There’s a slender lineup of new video games coming to the Nintendo Switch this week, as is typical for this time of year.

The big new release is Dr Kawashima’s Brain Training for Nintendo Switch, which comes to the European eShop on Friday. The 2005 Nintendo DS original – also known as Brain Age in the US – has sold nearly 20 million copies, and although we don’t expect the new version to do quite the same business, we won’t be surprised if it’s a modest hit.

In Japan, physical copies of the game include a stylus, so it might be worth tracking one down for the full gameplay experience. Nintendo Switch Lite owners should also note that certain exercises require the use of detached Joy-Cons.

Other new games to look out for include puzzler Link-a-Pix Deluxe and Jurassic Excite. The latter game, in particular, looks really bad. However, it does have a fun product description that explains how players can “swing the hammer in the direction of the dinosaurs” and that “something happens if you get a high score on a difficult stage.”

We look forward to that.

Here’s the current lineup of confirmed new Switch releases. We’ll update this list if things change throughout the week.

New Nintendo Switch releases: Dec. 30, 2019 – Jan. 3, 2020

Monday, December 30, 2019

  • Jurassic Excite (EU)

Tuesday, December 31, 2019

  • No releases

Wednesday, January 1, 2020

  • No releases

Thursday, January 2, 2020

  • Link-a-Pix Deluxe

Friday, January 3, 2020

  • Dr Kawashima’s Brain Training for Nintendo Switch (EU)

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