Boxboy! + Boxgirl! Gets New Trailer, Demo Now Available in Nintendo eShop
Switch owners can get a small taste of cooperative puzzle game Boxboy! + Boxgirl! through an eShop demo, with a trailer giving some pointers.
For Nintendo Switch owners who have yet to fall under the charm of Boxboy! + Boxgirl!, the puzzle game now has a demo available on the eShop. While the mechanics of the game are quite intuitive, Nintendo still put out a short and helpful little trailer laying out the basics of the title. Long story short, you’ll be playing as one or two adorable box characters, getting from point A to point B.
Either of these boxes, named Qbby and Qucy (and not just “Boxboy” and “Boxgirl?”) can extend themselves with a limited number of boxes. With this ability, players can avoid objects, such as spikes on the floor, or form particular shapes to get them up a certain height. Three previous Boxboy games on the Nintendo 3DS had players in control of just Qbby, but this fourth game on Switch will have puzzles designed for two player characters.
For those like myself who are unfamiliar with the previous games, the easiest point of comparison for Switch owners is the launch title Snipperclips. While the base mechanics and the level design are quite different, the core concept of cooperative puzzle solving remains the same: two players with the same abilities have to problem solve and figure out how to complete a task together.
Communication is key, as I found out the hard way during a demo at PAX East, which I played with my DualShockers colleague Max Roberts (his preview for the site is right here). It was certainly a fault of my own, but our demo with Nintendo eventually reached a point where I was completely lost, leaving me entirely dependent on Max’s instructions.
Perhaps with this demo, I’ll finally get some decent practice time in. Players will likely need it—this game touts a total of 270 levels, more than any previous game in the series. Not only is the demo available in the eShop, but the full game is available for pre-purchase. Those who do so can start playing Boxboy! + Boxgirl! immediately once it releases for Nintendo Switch on April 26.
Check out the short trailer below, and revisit our review for BoxBoxBoy! here.