AKB 1/149: Love Election’s Flirts With Augmented Reality

By Spencer . November 25, 2012 . 11:30am


Sony Computer Entertainment Japan and the creative PlayStation C.A.M.P. team made a unique app called Box! Open Me. It’s a free download on PlayStation Network and if you scan the PlayStation catalog from Tokyo Game Show with Box! Open Me you can play a box opening mini-game. Box! Open Me is kind of like an augmented reality safecracking game.


Now you can open a coveted item – the AKB 1/149: Love Election limited edition package with Box! Open Me. All you need to do is scan a printout of the AKB 1/149: Love Election cover to play it.




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  • ragingmerifes

    I misread that as Love Erection.

    • ronin4life

      In japanese, “L” and “R” are the same sound… so native Japanese speakers have trouble with them in english…

    • my thought was the same. except if it was in katakana, it would be rub erection.

      • they do have katakana for “v” characters.But many japs will pronounce like you do except for some cases like ventus from kingdom hearts XD

  • the_cynical_gamer

    So – Unboxing: The Game?

  • Micrll

    I assume this is only on the Japanese PSN store? My vita is coming on Wednesday and I hear that it is a major pain to use a us and jpn account on the same device.

    • Herok♞

      Pretty much you would need to reset it each time you want to use a different account and then you would need two memory cards.

      • Micrll

        That’s what I thought, at least the game cards themselves are region free.

  • Mrgrgr and Unacceptable World

    This is an interesting thing to do for the AR system. Connecting to the game boxes?
    I hope more game developers woud actually consider doing this things as it gives some kind of novelties to the games.^_^

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