Puppeteer Halloween Trailer: Pumpkin Madness, Shadow Play and Death’s Angel
Also, running with scissors.
Sony Computer Entertainment Japan turned several heads when it showcased Puppeteer for the first time at Gamescom 2012. This odd little platformer continued Sony’s tradition of investing in unorthodox new IPs with cutesy yet bizarre mechanics. Now, we get a taste of the macabre side of this investment as a new Halloween trailer for Puppeteer is making the rounds.
Squeamish folk need not worry, as the trailer is far from bloody. What it does showcase are the usual graveyard hauntings, meddling ghouls and, oh hey, the Angel of Death. There are also giant pumpkin enemies, one that swallows you whole while being lit up from the inside. You thus must navigate the level who’s enemies and obstacles are outlined in shadow form across the pumpkin’s interior. Simple, yet very very cool looking.
Check out Puppeteer in both 2D and 3D (which is still a thing, apparently) when it releases for Playstation 3 sometime in 2013.