[VIDEO] Professor Layton and the Diabolical Promotional Packaging

You remember the first Professor Layton game, right? Full of ace puzzles and some gorgeous animations, it sold a ton on the Nintendo DS, and I was one of the millions who loved it. To my immense pleasure, the sequel hits the U.S. on August 24th. “Wooo,” and indeed, “hooo.”

Anyhow, to get the hype cogs a-turning, Nintendo sent out promotional copies of Professor Layton and the Diabolical Box to a handful of sites, including MTV Multiplayer. It wasn’t going to be that easy for lucky previewers, however. Along with the game’s standard DS case, journalists also received a mysterious wooden box – a Diabolical Box, no less – that contained the all-important game cart.

Brilliantly, this box itself was a puzzle, so if the journos wanted to play Professor Layton and the Diabolical Box, they’d have to crack a Layton-esque puzzle. Excellent idea, and I’m delighted to report that it took most of them hours. Russ Frushtick at MTV eventually gave up, handing the task to his interns and filming their struggle. Check it out below:

[Via MTV Multiplayer; image via Joystiq]