Macabre mysteries

During Sony's GamesCom 2012 press conference earlier today, Japan Studio announced two new titles: Rain and Puppeteer.

Rain is a gorgeous PSN exclusive puzzle platformer, which centres on "an invisible world revealed by Rain". The trailer features a young boy, who becomes invisible when trying to save a little girl. Yet when it rains, the silhouette of the boy is revealed to the player, as well as the enemies who will try to stop him from reaching his goal.

Puppeteer, on the other hand, is a side-scroller, which surrounds a "theatre of the strange and fantastic". It is about a boy who is taken captive by a tyrant and carried away to his castle, where he is turned into a puppet. He must use his pair of magic scissors to change the environment and defend himself against the many enemies that stand in his way. Sony aims to "awaken the imagination of all children" with Puppeteer, so let's hope it achieves its aims.

You can catch the trailer for Puppeteer below.