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Maths Training packed with ... math

Listen, we know you might have expected llamas or butts or something in Professor Kageyama's Maths Training, but the recent screens that surfaced indicate that it's gonna be full of math. Numbers. And, apparently, lots of lightning-bolt-squiggle-four-three-two hybrids or something, because we don't know what is going on in this shot. We can only surmise that someone needs Handwriting Training, or that this is an early stealth advertisement for such a title. Also, there's some Hundred Cell Calculation Methodizing going on, but we'd rather focus on the simpler, funnier side, because all those numbers make our eyeballs go curiously melty.

If you happen to really like math, click on through to the other side to see more number-packed screens.

Professor Kageyama's Maths Training uses a familiar formula

You'll all be familiar with Dr. Kawashima by now, right? Angular, disembodied head, constructed entirely from polygons? Can't miss him. Oh, hai Dr. Kawashima!

Anyway, the video above introduces us to his arch-rival in the rapidly expanding world of Nintendo non-games. Round of face and blue of hair, math genius Dr. Kageyama may look like a slightly different proposition to Dr. Kawashima, but his reassuring words and friendly tone makes one think of the Brain Training doc, and that in turn makes us want to relearn all of that long division we forgot in our late teens. Or until we get bored of doing so after, like, three minutes. Math ain't our thang, see. We am writers.

Any of you European folk plan to get your math on when Professor Kageyama's Maths Training launches next month?

[Via Go Nintendo]

Nintendo of Europe suddenly announces Maths Training

Nintendo of Europe sent out a press release announcing a new Touch! Generations game called Professor Kageyama's Maths Training: The Hundred Cell Calculation Method. With the professor's name on display, the clinical boxart and the awkwardly long title, it's obvious that Nintendo is following the Brain Training model with this game, but unlike Brain Training, Maths Training isn't a Nintendo original.

Maths Training started its life as a third-party game, part of the Kageyama Method series published in Japan by Shogakukan. It's a localized version of either 2006's Kageyama Method: Masu x Masu Hyaku-masu Keisan (Kageyama Method: Repeat x Repeat 100-cell Calculation Method, basically) or its sequel. Sadly, this probably isn't the Masu x Masu game advertised so breakdancically last month, because that one also contains kanji training.

Even though we are just now hearing about this, Nintendo is planning a February 8th release in Europe. We've included the press release after the break. Try out the 1-button Clicking Method to give it a look.

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