News Puppeteer Presents an Epic Tale of Past Performances
As pointed out in our recent preview, Puppeteer is shaping up to be something special. The Japan Studio side-scroller takes you on a tour through a theatrical world, as you battle against pantomime villains with a pair of scissors. Of course, considering that this is coming from the same creative powerhouse as ICO and
First Impressions An Audience with Puppeteer, the PS3 Panto Deserving of a Standing Ovation
Games like Puppeteer don’t deserve to be sitting out in the wings. You’re more likely to find Japan Studio’s side-scroller nursing a cold cup of coffee and pushing about props than strutting its stuff on centre stage. In an industry increasingly obsessed with leading lights like Call of Duty and Battlefield, there’s becoming...
News PS3 Exclusive Puppeteer Loses Its Head, Finds a New One
Japan Studio’s stunning PlayStation 3 exclusive Puppeteer may be sitting outside of the spotlight, but the snippets that we’ve seen suggest that it deserves a nudge into the centre of the stage. The imminent side-scroller sees you take control of Kutaro, a wooden hero without a head. Fortunately, the protagonist can collect...
News Want to Play Puppeteer on Vita? Ask Shuhei Yoshida
Pocketable puppet show
Puppeteer may be in full costume ahead of its September curtain call, but many are hoping that the PlayStation 3 release is merely a dress rehearsal for a subsequent PlayStation Vita version. However, according to the game’s creative director Gavin Moore, that’s a request that you should be making to the top brass at Sony...
Feature How a Jaded Child Set the Stage for PS3 Exclusive Puppeteer
Children are honest souls, augmented with an innocence that evaporates with the steady infiltration of adulthood. It was a sharp bite of sincerity from the son of creative director Gavin Moore that gave birth to Puppeteer, a twisted platformer with a co-operative focus from Sony’s very own Japan Studio, the home of hits such as Ape...
News Puppeteer Stages a Demo on European PlayStation Network Soon
Japan Studio’s quirky PlayStation 3 platform adventure Puppeteer is set to break a leg a little earlier than expected in Europe. Those of you residing in the region will be invited to read a few lines with the cast of the side scrolling adventure “soon”, as the developer applies the finishing touches to the title’s demo...
E3 2013 Studio Japan Spent a Year Perfecting Puppeteer's Jump Mechanic
Practice makes perfect
Puppeteer is truly shaping up to be something of a dark horse. The moody Studio Japan platformer has been patiently sitting just outside of the spotlight since its announcement at GamesCom last year, but it looks like it’s finally ready to take centre stage. And judging by this live GameSpot demonstration, it’s poised to...
News Puppeteer Reanimates PS3 in September, Supports PlayStation Move
Break a leg
Puppeteer may not be sizzling quite like its PlayStation 3 exclusive counterparts The Last of Us and Beyond: Two Souls, but it really does deserve a sprinkle more attention than it's getting. The theatrical platformer – which is due out on 10th September in North America and 11th September in Europe – sees you assume the role of a...
News Puppeteer Props Up PlayStation 3 on 10th September
Platformer pulling strings later this year
Sony is set to yank Studio Japan’s fascinating two-dimensional platformer Puppeteer onto the PlayStation 3 on 10th September. Art director Gavin Moore confirmed the date during a presentation at GDC overnight, where he also revealed that the title will be available as both a retail release and a digital...
News Fresh Puppeteer Trailer Presents Frightening Gameplay Footage
The theatre of the spooky and macabre
Put down your toffee apple and pumpkin pie for a few moments – this brand new Puppeteer trailer deserves your full attention. The 90-second short introduces the haunted hovel of Hallowee Ville. “In this land of frights, things have really gone to pot since the Moon Bear King took over the Moon Realm,” art...
News Tokyo Game Show Prompts Epic Puppeteer Trailer
Behind the curtains
Puppeteer may have been missing from Sony's Tokyo Game Show press conference earlier today – but the platform holder's released a brand new three minute trailer to make up for its absence. The Japan Studio developed adventure was officially announced at GamesCom last month, and depicts the tale of a young boy trapped inside a...