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The Boss Battles of Puppeteer, Part 1

Gavin Moore's Avatar Posted by on Aug 15, 2013 // Art Director, SCE Worldwide Studios

The stage is set, and the show’s about to begin for Puppeteer! I’m excited to share some of my craziness with you today.

But, before Puppeteer is released across the globe, I wanted to provide a glimpse of whom our friend, Kutaro, is really up against as he battles the Moon Bear King’s (MBK) Generals. So, take a look below and get acquainted with six of the 13 bosses from Puppeteer. Can’t picture yourself going up against the Generals? No need to worry! We created these lovely snippets showcasing the magic you will soon experience. Make sure to check back soon to see the final six Generals!

General Tiger

Puppeteer on PS3


Appearance: A gigantic tiger with a Moonstone shard for his left canine. His tail ends with a spiked iron ball, like a mace.
Personality: A true paper tiger, kowtowing to the tough, and browbeating the weak. Reflecting his personality, General Tiger has a slightly lewd turn of phrase. Earlier in his life, he was a complete coward.
Relationships: Tiger is overawed and obsequious to the Moon Bear King to an unnecessary degree. He treats the Witch, Ying Yang, the puppets, and the grubs with a haughty superiority.

Puppeteer on PS3

General Horse

Appearance: A tall horse with a lanky physique. She can transform into a locomotive (a true Iron Horse).
Personality: Driven and arrogant. She is supremely self-confident about her physical abilities, especially her powerful legs. She tries to settle issues by racing, but refuses to accept defeat when she loses.


Relationships: General Horse is loyal to Moon Bear King, but prioritizes her racing with General Bull over her orders to find and destroy Kutaro. Bull is her husband, with whom she races daily in a contest of endless winners and losers. However, she’s the winner, of course, of course, because she’s a horse.

Puppeteer on PS3

General Bull

Appearance: A bull with a shape and pattern that gives the impression of a piece of construction machinery.
Personality: General Bull cannot stand to lose, and is extremely arrogant. He is supremely self-confident about his physical abilities, especially his brute force, and is fiercely proud to be the champion of the fighting arena.
Relationships: General Bull is loyal to Moon Bear King, but prioritizes his racing with General Horse over his orders to find and destroy Kutaro. General Horse is his wife, with whom he races daily in a contest of endless winners and losers. However… he’s always the winner.

General Snake

Puppeteer on PS3


Appearance: A giant serpent. Together with General Dragon, Snake is the largest of the Moon Bear King’s generals. As he was conceived as a toy snake, his body consists of intricate joints, which sometimes appear disconnected during the game.
Personality: Snake spends his days oppressed, constantly waiting for his chance to shine. He is self-confident, but taciturn.
Relationships: Snake obeys the Moon Bear King, but feels bitter about his lot, every day being constrained and denied the chance to show his full potential. He has no respect for his peers, especially the ineffectual Rat.

General Rat

Puppeteer on PS3

Donut Level

Appearance: A rat that is a degree larger than Kutaro, though he is the smallest of the Generals. He has the appearance of a shady merchant, sporting black-rimmed spectacles, suit and tie, and gold watch.
Personality: He’s precisely the corrupt salesman that his appearance implies. He circulates through the Moonwood, tricking its inhabitants with his slick banter into buying poison from him, which he claims to be medicine. Basically a coward, he tries to flee from battles he believes he cannot win.
Relationships: Though he does as the Moon Bear King tells him, his loyalty fades fast when he’s outmatched by opposition and he is quick to disassociate himself with his leader. He has a complex about his physical size, and though a fellow general, dislikes Snake since he is his natural predator.

Puppeteer on PS3

Skeleton Crow

General Pig

Appearance: A pig in a pirate’s hat that is disproportionately large considering his size. He is rotund, predictably, and has tusks and a beard. Thanks to his hat, snout, tusks, and beard, his face is almost completely obscured.
Personality: Greedy, to the extent that even in life-threatening situations, he refuses to abandon his lust for material wealth. This avarice is in no way a hidden vice; it is rather a jovial (almost ridiculous) greed.
Relationships: Pig’s allegiance to the Moon Bear King seems motivated by material gain. Since they are both fiercely greedy, Pig fights constantly with General Sheep over the division of treasure and food, but they are nevertheless close partners.

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+ stlthriot on August 15th, 2013 at 9:12 am said:

I don’t know if it has been confirmed yet… but will there be a digital download of Puppeteer? :)

I’ve noticed most 1st party games don’t have a digital version on the PSN store… like God of War: Ascension, Resistance games, Killzone games, etc.

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    + David Bull on August 15th, 2013 at 2:41 pm said:

    Yep! You’ll be able to buy Puppeteer on the PlayStation Store at launch.


+ ESIASON7 on August 15th, 2013 at 9:16 am said:

Cool! The bosses are like the Devas in Digimon Season 3. Im really looking forward to this game


+ SocialClimber_85 on August 15th, 2013 at 9:21 am said:

I would say there will be day one digital as with most of Media Molecule’s other releases @1


+ SocialClimber_85 on August 15th, 2013 at 9:21 am said:



+ JimmyHACK on August 15th, 2013 at 9:30 am said:

@3 this game has nothing to do with Media Molecule though.

But yes, hoping for day 1 digital version as well.


+ UndreyVITA on August 15th, 2013 at 9:31 am said:

Looks beautiful, I hope there’ll a Vita port.

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+ Eric Smith on August 15th, 2013 at 9:33 am said:

Hey everyone,
Love your excitement about the game. Japan Studios’ Puppeteer will be Day one Digital.

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    + David Bull on August 15th, 2013 at 2:48 pm said:

    He’s right! Thanks for clarifying, Eric. :)


+ desrochesm on August 15th, 2013 at 9:33 am said:

Is it coincidental that the color scheme for General Tiger is LSU Tiger purple and gold?

You should be sure to promote the game heavily to the LSU gamers…simply for that reason (even if it’s unintended).

(Geaux Tigers!)


+ desrochesm on August 15th, 2013 at 9:36 am said:

Hahaha…now that I’ve actually read his description, perhaps you should promote the game (and the Tiger character) to the Florida Gator gamers. They’ll agree whole heartedly on the ‘paper tiger’ part.

Also, those that pay attention to the SEC football schedule will draw parallels to the ‘beat up on the weak’ component since the SEC guys notoriously have a pushover week (or two) purposefully scheduled to boost their record.

Ok, sorry to mix sports with this area.


+ Tekn0tize on August 15th, 2013 at 9:39 am said:

Spoiler alert! Why are you revealing 6 of the 13 bosses?? :S Am not going to look at this.

Anyway, I’ll be getting the physical box copy of Puppeteer. I love old school platfomers, I hope this has some of those elements.


+ KidCommando on August 15th, 2013 at 9:58 am said:

I need this game in my life.


+ Xcaligamer1 on August 15th, 2013 at 9:59 am said:

gearing up for ps4, starting a gaming business of sorts. really trying to pick up beyond 2 souls and this before ps4 devours my time w customers. this looks interesting. nice knowing this’ll be day one digital


+ stlthriot on August 15th, 2013 at 10:05 am said:

Sweet! Thanks for the reply Eric!!
Definitely gonna grab this one off psn!

Is there any reasoning behind a lot of Sony’s own games not being in digital format?
And, any chance of numerous old 3rd party titles getting added to the list?
Driver: SF and Majin by chance? :)


+ TomatoDragon on August 15th, 2013 at 10:07 am said:

This game it gonna be epic!


+ DarkOne_PR on August 15th, 2013 at 10:09 am said:

Im so getting this!!!

Puppeteer >>> GTA5


+ onslaughtree on August 15th, 2013 at 10:14 am said:

This game looks sweeeeeeeet. Most def getting this on Disk. I want to play it and share it with other family members down the line. Day 1 no doubt.


+ supermoc10 on August 15th, 2013 at 10:16 am said:

Does the game run at 30FPS or 60FPS?

Looks fantastic.


+ StormTimber on August 15th, 2013 at 10:29 am said:

is there going to be a VITA version of this game?


+ Yuri-Onee-Chan on August 15th, 2013 at 11:31 am said:

Wish I had money. But it looks interesting. Also it’s going to look good on my video game collection shelf.


+ Welmosca on August 15th, 2013 at 12:59 pm said:

I didnt know about General Pig,Rat and Horse quite a spoiler hu….excited as I am for Puppeteer I cant help but check every post of it…anyway great information…I really really cant wait to play Puppeteer…..thats a true old platformer.Will be for sure one of the best games of 2013…probably the best after TLoU.


+ jimmyfoxhound on August 15th, 2013 at 1:12 pm said:

tag them spoilers!!!!!!!!!!!


+ Wozman23 on August 15th, 2013 at 1:29 pm said:

So hyped! Averting my eyes.


+ tusunami on August 15th, 2013 at 3:50 pm said:

This looks amazing & will definately be getting this at some point.


+ n_duncanson on August 15th, 2013 at 4:31 pm said:

I scrolled past this article hoping to not spoil too much for myself. I just wanted to say I’m very excited for this game.


+ haze-BoY117 on August 15th, 2013 at 6:35 pm said:

Cant wait for it pre-ordered it today !!!


+ SocialClimber_85 on August 15th, 2013 at 8:56 pm said:

So I confused this with tearaway.


+ PrinceofXIII on August 15th, 2013 at 9:43 pm said:

so many Generals!!!


+ F4r0_Atak on August 16th, 2013 at 11:32 am said:

I can’t wait to get my hands on this game. It looks and plays wonderfully great. It’s a shame this one is not a PS4 launch title (if not PS4 exclusive).


+ plaztiksyke on August 16th, 2013 at 4:16 pm said:

What about the digital pre-order? is that off the table now? At least 5 people I know haven’t pre-ordered from Amazon because we were all waiting for the digital pre-order…

Very excited for the game, and I hope that a PS4 native version is in the works we can “upgrade” to later.


+ Apeman24 on August 16th, 2013 at 8:25 pm said:

This is a beautiful game which you guys have created, good job.


+ Elvick_ on August 17th, 2013 at 12:41 am said:

So hyped for this.


+ PrimeroIncognito on August 17th, 2013 at 4:31 am said:

Pre-ordered on Amazon a couple weeks ago. It looks fantastic. I’m excited for it. :)


+ subsamuel01 on August 17th, 2013 at 9:31 am said:

Wow this game looks amazing, don’t know if I can get this at launch seeing how I have to save up for a PS4. Maybe during the holidays.


+ deafwing on August 18th, 2013 at 4:54 am said:

this game looks incredible – all that’s left is to verify that gameplay is just the same :p

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