One of the highlights of Tokyo Game Show last year was Puppeteer, a new game out of Sony’s Japan Studio. We got a quick look at the title then, but there hasn’t been much said about it since.
That all changed today as Sony announced that the game would be hitting American PS3s on September 10. The publisher also released a new trailer detailing more of the story that was only vaguely hinted at last year:
If you can’t watch the trailer, here’s the synopsis released by Sony:
One dark moonlit night, a young boy named Kutaro was carried away by the maleficent Moon Bear King to a black castle where the unlucky lad was transformed into a puppet.
Kutaro displeased the terrible tyrant, who devoured the boy’s wooden head and cast away his body.
But the headless hero was not alone, for he had discovered a very special pair of scissors to help him on his harrowing adventure to find his head, and his way home.
Puppeteer is a brand new franchise developed exclusively for PlayStation 3 by SCE JAPAN Studio. Set in a magical puppeteer’s theatre, this title will introduce you to a strange and fantastic world, where the environment is constantly changing. Players will enjoy a rich, dark fairytale where surprises lurk around every corner.
Puppeteer will get a retail release, but it will only cost $39.99 when it launches on September 10. The cheap price should help ensure that the game gains more of an audience, especially with other heavy hitters like Rayman Legends and Grand Theft Auto V launching in the same month.