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Puppeteer: Release Date and Hero Heads Revealed!

Gavin Moore's Avatar Posted by Art Director, SCE Worldwide Studios

I’m just back from the wonderful city of San Francisco and the 2013 Game Developers Conference. Whilst I was there, I met with some members of the press to give them an exclusive look at the first two acts in Puppeteer, and also share an exciting gameplay reveal… Hero Heads!

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As Kutaro, you’ll find all sorts of amazing heads to act as your noggin as you journey to get your head back from Moon Bear King. Be careful to collect and keep the right ones, as some have the power to change and shape the world around you, while others unlock bonus stages – adding even more adventure and hilarity to this dark and fantastical tale!

I’m excited to finally let the cat out of the bag (no, not Ying-Yang…I mean a metaphorical cat) about four very special heads that Kutaro will encounter on his journey and aid him in his quest. Each Hero Head possesses a power that once belonged to one of the four legendary “Moon Heroes” who fought valiantly to protect the Moon Goddess from being overthrown by the evil Moon Bear King. Alas, their powers were no match for Moon Bear King’s twelve generals who ultimately defeated the heroes… but what if someone were brave enough to attain all four of those powers and use them together?

At GDC we officially unveiled the first two Moon Heroes and their powers; the Shield Power of the Moon Knight, and the Bomb Power of the Moon Ninja! When Kutaro collects these Hero Heads, it adds some truly transformative mechanics to Puppeteer, which you won’t see coming! For more on that, stay tuned to PlayStation.Blog for more Puppeteer coverage from GDC.

I’m also very excited to share our final box art, and to let you know that Puppeteer will be available at your favorite local retailer September 10th, 2013 for $39.99!

Puppeteer for PS3: Box Art US

Lastly, I couldn’t just drop by with all of this awesome news without bringing you something extra, so check out our new Story Trailer for a deeper insight into the dark happenings on the Moon.

That leaves two more Moon Heroes and their game-changing powers for Kutaro to quest after, doesn’t it? Well then, you’ll want to check back here in a few weeks for more on the strange tale of a boy named Kutaro!

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Jesszman said:

April 2nd, 9:04 am

Will this be available day one on PSN?

pOcHo_OX said:

April 2nd, 9:04 am

humm and puppeter for psvita?I thought I read something about it…

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    Tsubasa Inaba said:

    April 2nd, 5:49 pm

    PS3 BD and PSN only, sorry for the confusion!

Mercenary09 said:

April 2nd, 9:05 am

Really looking forward to this. Also I didn’t know this game was going to use the Move so that’s cool. Any kind of preorder goodies planned?

G-Force08 said:

April 2nd, 9:06 am

Ouch. September too?! This September is going to be packed with games. I’m really looking forward to playing this.

Now, to figure out how to get more than 24 hours in a single day. *rubs chin*

Anddo said:

April 2nd, 9:06 am

Fantastic looking game. The price is right as well.

@Jess. No reason why it wouldn’t be.

RE_Player said:

April 2nd, 9:07 am

Very smart making this $40. Just like Sly Cooper: Thieves in Time that price point makes it hard to pass up for a day 1 buy.

Game looks fantastic. SCE Japan Studio never seizes to amaze me.

KidCommando said:

April 2nd, 9:11 am

Was going to buy this game no matter what but thanks for the price drop regardless.

The game looks fantasmagorical!!

ssorc_bro said:

April 2nd, 9:15 am

Sweet, which hopefully means it’ll have a nice £25 price tag over here, definitely will be picking it up, looks like a lot of awesome fun. :D

Fujiwara_Kyo said:

April 2nd, 9:15 am

Looks absolutely fantastic. I would have bought this for the full sixty bit at forty it’s a steal considering it might be longer than a lot of sixty dollar games. Keep up the good work.

johnnyp70 said:

April 2nd, 9:16 am

@G-Force08-Just don’t sleep. Sure, it will take years off your life, but, hey, this is about gaming!

EmperorKorea said:

April 2nd, 9:16 am

Sony should stop making PS3 games and focus on Vita. This looks like it should be a Vita game.

TomHoang said:

April 2nd, 9:16 am

This game looks amazing. Also didn’t know that it would support Move, but that is a nice bonus. Day 1 buy for me.

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    Tsubasa Inaba said:

    April 2nd, 5:51 pm

    Thank you! Yes, Move is supported but not “required” :-)

remanutd5 said:

April 2nd, 9:17 am

Is this game coming to the playstation vita?

remanutd5 said:

April 2nd, 9:18 am

@11 totally agreed, this looks like a psvita game.

Zionine said:

April 2nd, 9:20 am

They shouldn’t drop the PS3 games.. It has a much higher product density in the world. Therefore, more sales. Maybe a cross-buy or something rather, but the PS3 is not dead yet.

mochuuu said:

April 2nd, 9:26 am

Really enjoyed the trailer. my interest in this one just went up quite a bit

rafael_martines said:

April 2nd, 9:35 am

Is there any chances of this game comes with japanese audio?

XtemmA2 said:

April 2nd, 9:36 am

Somehow i remember De-cap attacks.
Much fun detected from the Puppeteer!

XtemmA2 said:

April 2nd, 9:37 am

@#14: totally agreed, yes.

Wozman23 said:

April 2nd, 9:51 am

I’ve been anticipating this game since the reveal trailer. I love every single thing about it!

I’m still not sure how to feel about this $40 price point for games like this and Sly. On one hand, I’m saddened that Sony seems to lack confidence with the sale of these titles. Sly was amazing, and this looks to be just as good. I’d have no problem paying $60 on Day 1. In fact, I often get more enjoyment out of stuff like this than I do the higher production value, realistic graphics focused blockbusters. On the other hand, I guess I should just be thankful Sony is still releasing whimsically delightful fantasy games, despite the fact that they are a dying market.

Zezzler said:

April 2nd, 9:57 am

It’s looking really cool. And that price tag makes it even more alluring than before too!
It really seems as if this Fall is shaping up to be mammoth for PlayStation fans.

Kchow23 said:

April 2nd, 9:58 am

Consider this game purchased! Would be wonderful if it came to PS Vita though :)

lisatsunami said:

April 2nd, 9:59 am

So getting this Day 1. A pre-order bonus for digital would be much appreciated.

xClayMeow said:

April 2nd, 10:06 am

Bring this to Vita.

That is all.

xenosaga200 said:

April 2nd, 10:11 am

any chance we get this game for ps vita?

Berae said:

April 2nd, 10:23 am

I love the vibe of this game!

rafael_martines said:

April 2nd, 10:37 am

SONY don’t love Vita that’s all

subadictos said:

April 2nd, 10:41 am

Truth is… I don’t play this kind of games on PS3. If I have time for playing, I’ll go with Tomb Raider, Bioshock or Spec Ops, Heavy Rain… that kind of games.

In other hand, I love to play this kind of games on PS Vita. In fact, I have three memory cards (4, 8 and 16GB) full of games.

If you launch this on PS VITA, count me in. Period.

IzoGray said:

April 2nd, 10:43 am

This should have Remote Play via Vita DAY ONE. COPY/PASTE if you agree. That should be a standard for titles like this.

IzoGray said:

April 2nd, 10:43 am

Also, would love a separate Vita version. Even more than a PS3 version.

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    Eric Smith said:

    April 2nd, 11:17 am

    As of right now, Puppeteer is exclusively for the PS3. We are so happy that you all are excited for this game and want it for more platforms though.

MarinoBrea said:

April 2nd, 10:45 am

Looks brilliant.

Cloud_X1 said:

April 2nd, 10:51 am

September . . . hmmm wish it could have been earlier seeing how September will be packed with so many games. I’ll try and get the game on launch day though. Looks fun.

RowlfTheDog said:

April 2nd, 11:06 am

Looks fantastic, but how is this game not a 3D release??

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    Eric Smith said:

    April 2nd, 11:15 am

    Hey RowlfTheDog,

    Puppeteer is compatible with Move and 3D!

Heavenly_king said:

April 2nd, 11:10 am

please have easy trophies, have easy trophies, have easy trophies…..PLEASE!!!

MakoSOLIDER said:

April 2nd, 11:12 am

Thank you for making my birthday special

boboMELOSHE said:

April 2nd, 11:44 am

Been interested from the start :D U guys have my money day 1.

ZaGe-zAiKaNo said:

April 2nd, 11:57 am

The art & animation look really damn awesome – i like this kind of stuff. It honestly looked like it’d be a PS4 tittle, cause it sure felt like i was watching Knack there for a sec. 40$ seems promising, but like everyone else is saying, that kind of price tag would surely benefit on the PSVita. This & Tearaway… can’t wait.

onslaughtree said:

April 2nd, 11:58 am

The concept of this game is so damb awesome…omg. I really want this game now. NOW I say……….Oh well, guess I will have to wait. day 1 purchase….As always, Keep on Gaming.

pipking01 said:

April 2nd, 11:59 am

I was already interested in it, but at $40 it’s a no-brainer.

More flexible pricing going forward, please.

marukusanagi said:

April 2nd, 11:59 am

hi there, Us user of the PSN store. I’m an user from argentina, and just yesterday we got our ‘local’ ps. Local if you say us dollars price, games like borderlands 2 at a 109 DOLLARS and so! We have a change of 1 dollar 8 local pesos, and we can’t use local credit card, only international ones, the local policy makes us pay a 20% fee for international purchases and no ps cards, no protions no NADA.
So, my next console will be a X BOX 720, no more PS system (even when many classics I love are there), I just want to let be know how we are being robbed in our ‘local’ store. We can purchase original discs for half of the price this store has published! Nobody anwers our claims, nobody gives us one good answer.
So, bye bye PS

guitarded77 said:

April 2nd, 12:02 pm

Excited to see more of this game… love the art style. I assume we’ll see more at E3?

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    Tsubasa Inaba said:

    April 2nd, 5:53 pm

    Yes, more at E3, stay tuned!!!

IzoGray said:

April 2nd, 12:04 pm

What do you think about Remote Play via Vita though? That would be really great!

RoBo-O-G said:

April 2nd, 12:14 pm

Looks amazing, the animation is incredible! Apparently there’s no d-pad controls though, only analog stick? That is a terrible mistake! imagine playing 2D Mario with an analogue stick, ugh! please at least provide an option for D-pad control also!

ZenTripleFour said:

April 2nd, 12:44 pm

Looks great.

IzoGray said:

April 2nd, 12:45 pm

Yes. D-Pad should automatically be apart of the control scheme by default. Or at least give us the option to change the control schemes in the menu.

Johnny_iS_A_bOy said:

April 2nd, 12:55 pm

Absolutely without a doubt FREAKING AWESOME!!! I hope that it doesn’t get overlooked due to next gen but we can only hope for the best. It’s a steal at $40 hopefully people will hop on board and Sony will actually try to market the game and not just rely on a cheap price point to make it a success. I’ll most definitely be waiting for this day 1!

Johnny_iS_A_bOy said:

April 2nd, 12:57 pm

Will you guys do a reversible cover? I actually really like the cover as it is but i’d love it without all the clutter and mess of logos and what not all over the fantastic art!

ammoburn said:

April 2nd, 1:20 pm

Ps vita! Ps vita! Or at least ability to remote play this game!

SkreetMerchant said:

April 2nd, 1:41 pm

Yes Yes Yes!

GhostMachine1 said:

April 2nd, 1:46 pm

Add me to the “Day 1” list. Any incentive to pre-order?

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