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This New PS3 Game Is Pretty Damn Crazy

Upcoming PlayStation 3 game Puppeteer, announced by Sony today at Gamescom, might be one of the strangest titles we've seen this year. It's a platformer in which you play a boy-turned-puppet who has to hop his way out of a magical theater that moves as you move. Looks neat!


Here's more info courtesy the PlayStation Blog:

Puppeteer takes place in a magical puppet theatre, owned and run by the slightly eccentric but thoroughly charming Professor Gregorious T. Oswald. His latest production is the weirdly titled "The Perilous Journey of a Boy Named Kutaro."

On one dark, moonlit night, the star of the show, a young boy named Kutaro, is carried away by the maleficent Moon Bear King to a black castle, where the unlucky lad is transformed into a puppet. Kutaro then displeases the terrible tyrant who duly devours the boy's wooden head and casts away his body. But the headless hero is not alone, for he discovers a very special pair of magic scissors, which will help him on his harrowing quest to find his head - and his way home.

Unlike most games where you move through the world, the world of Puppeteer actually moves around you, with all the action taking place on the same stage. The sets are continually moving and changing, taking you on an adventure with surprises in every scene. It's packed full of weird and wild situations that we think you're going to love.

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If the actual physics and platforming in this are as tight as they appear to be, then this game could be everything I wanted from Little Big Planet that I didn't get. People may come down hard on the current face of Japanese development . . . but nothing compares to the feel of a Japanese sidescroller . . . color me interested in Puppeteer.