You may recall back in September 2012 that I posted up a rather interesting trailer for a mysterious Japanese Playstation Vita game known as Box! Open Me that was announced at the Tokyo Game Show 2012 (See: 箱! Open Me (Box! Open Me) – Tokyo Game Show 2012 Trailer / Announcement).
Turns out that this game originally developed by the minds at PlayStation C.A.M.P is heading internationally under the simpler title OPEN ME!. The goal of this augmented reality puzzle game is simple – open a box and collect whatever items are inside. This may sound easy but boxes are full of traps and players will need to look at them from every angle to find the slightest hint.
By using the camera on the PS Vita and Smart AR, it takes seconds to make the box appear on the screen. Touch the screen to open the box but be careful, the lids of some boxes are razor sharp and they will shut tight if you fail! Boxes range from a simple wooden design to more complicated and sophisticated structures made of metal and thinking outside the box is a requirement.
OPEN ME! will also feature multiplayer mode, where communication skills between players and speed are also key in opening these boxes. Multiplayer will require two PS Vitas loaded with OPEN ME!. Like single player, each challenge requires something different for each puzzle such as angling lasers at a fellow player to light up sensors or synchronising button pressing.