Puppeteer dev stresses that it ‘isn’t necessarily for kids’

Tuesday, 30th October 2012 08:11 GMT By Dave Cook

Puppeteer is one of many PS3 projects being worked on by Sony Japan Studio. It may be a 2D platformer that stars a puppet, but it’s definitely not just for kids the developer has stressed. In fact, the puppet star of the game has his head ripped off by the king. Traumatising.

Producer at SCEA Tsubasa Inaba, stressed to Joystiq, “It’s not necessarily for kids. The minute you design a game that appears to be for kids, the kids are turned off by it.”

He’s got a point. Kids aren’t stupid, they’re really sharp, and Puppeteer certainly isn’t comparable to the Teletubbies. The game’s star Kutaro can swap heads with other puppets to use their abilities – a lot like Treasure’s Mega Drive/Genesis platformer Dynamite Headdy.

Kutaro also wields a pair of scissors that can be used to cut the fabric environment, fight enemies and more. So yeah, it’s not all smiles and sunshine that’s for sure.

Puppeteer hits PS3 in 2013, are you pumped for it? Let us know below.



  1. ps3fanboy

    if not for kids you better get them age 18 labels on the box covers. and to be 100% you get them, you put in some nudity, violence and sexual content. or else this game will be shoveled in with the rest of the kid games on day one. when adults see it in the kids game section, they will think it is just one of them disney games, and you say kids don’t like it already.. so without the age 18 labels you can kiss your sales goodbye….

    #1 2 years ago
  2. Lord Gremlin

    Basically, someone want to sell a lot of copies, but that’s not going to happen.
    Now, back to Way of the Samurai 4, 98 more random women to bang for the trophy..

    #2 2 years ago

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