Puppeteer’s New Story Trailer Shows Us a Dark Fairytale
Puppeteer, the very latest whimsical platformer from SCE Japan Studio, has just released a new story trailer that gives us some background on protagonist Kutaro and his adventure.
The game is reminiscent of Little Big Planet, taking place on a puppet show stage. It features the story of a boy named Kutaro who was turned into a puppet by the evil Moon Bear King. After being gifted a pair of special scissors, the little wooden boy goes on an adventure to defeat the Moon Bear King's 12 generals and defeat the king himself.
In an interview with Polygon, creative director Gavin Moore describes the game as a, "creative fusion of Eastern and Western culture, ideas, and game design." Judging by the trailer, he'd be correct. The game plays with the conceit of the action taking place on a stage, like old Japanese puppet theaters. The scenery changes while characters go about and continue the story with their interactions. This is what players will experience in the game.
The aim is to recreate the experience of a child's imagination being sparked, and he's hoping that the blend of Japanese and Western developing sensibilities in the game will accomplish that. One of the differences he cites is when he wanted a taikyaki, a fish-shaped pastry, in the game, the Japanese team didn't think it was a very fascinating, but similarly, they wanted to put in Western objects he thought would be boring.
Read more about the blend between East and West on Polygon and check out the new story trailer below, then let us know what you think of this upcoming adventure! It will be released on September 10th, 2013 as a PlayStation 3-exclusive and cost $39.99!