One of the most original games shown off at Gamescom has to be Sony Japan Studio’s Puppeteer. This PSN game looks to be a 2.5D puzzle platformer with a highly imaginative and surreal art style very reminiscent of Little Big Planet and Tim Burton’s films.
The setting is a magical puppet theater which is owned by the eccentric and supposedly charming Professor Gregorious T. Oswald. He has decided to put on a new production, which he calls “The Perilous Journey of a Boy Named Kutaro.” You play as Kutaro, the star of the show.
He’s a young boy who has been whisked away to a magical black castle and turned into a puppet. He angers the castle owner, the Moon Bear King, and so he gets his head devoured and his body is thrown away. He survives and finds a magical pair of scissors which he uses to on his quest to get his head back and find his way home.
The game’s world is unique in that it all takes place on one single theater stage, with the sets constantly changing and moving around you. And of course there’s the scissors that let Kutaro snip both enemies and the environment into pieces in order to advance. No word on a possible release date yet, but it’s definitely a game to be on the look out for.
Source: PlayStation Blog