'LittleBigPlanet Sack app' turns LBP Vita box into AR mini game

Snap a pick of the box art and play a mini game

Sony has released a new 'LittleBigPlanet Sack app' for iOS and Android mobile devices that turns the LittleBigPlanet Vita box into an augmented reality mini game.


Only available to EU residents, first you have to download the official PlayStation app, within which you will find the new 'LittleBigPlanet Sack app' feature.

Sony would then have you go to a shop to point your phone's camera at a LittleBigPlanet Vita box, but before you bother with that try just loading up a picture on your computer (like that one above - you're welcome) and see if it works that way.

According to Sony, the app will turn the pack shot into a mini game in which you control Sackboy.

The app also offers a trailer and a camera feature that lets you place Sackboys in the environment before taking pictures.

That last feature offers "the chance to win some downloadable goodies" for the new Vita platformer. As Sony explains, "All you need to do is use the LittleBigPlanet Sack App to place a virtual Sackboy in your environment and take photos of him. Share your image with @LittleBigPlanet via Twitter and you could be a LittleBigPlanet Sack App winner. Be sure to include the hashtag #whereissackboy with your photo."

Here's the PlayStation app on iTunes.