Smart As was one of those PlayStation Vita titles that seemed to fall off the radar. Originally announced in a system demo reel alongside Gravity Rush and Little Deviants, we assumed that the title’s absence at launch meant it had been cancelled. But that’s not the case, as Sony has just confirmed the brain training application for release on its shiny new handheld this fall.
The game promises a “social brain-training experience that will put your brain to the test with 20 unique, engaging, tactile and highly interactive puzzle games”. Through PSN you’ll be able to share your stats with players from around the world using a robust set of social and connectivity features.
The title – which is being produced by Sony’s XDev division – takes advantage of all of the Vita’s input functions, including touch, camera and augmented reality. You’ll be able to participate in daily training activities that feature “fun arithmetic, logic, language and observation-based puzzles”. We’re sure there’s an oxymoron hidden somewhere in that quote.
Your performance in each of these mini games will help to calculate your overall brain power. This score can then be shared with your friends online. Pretty cleverly, you’ll also be able to compare scores against people you encounter in Near and your city.
Check out the game in action in the trailer below, and let us know what you think in the comments.