Puppeteer TGS 2012 trailer - Experience the magic of this puppet theatre

Not since Little Big Planet have we felt this same sense of child-like giddiness when watching a platforming game's trailer. Developed by Sony's Japan Studio exclusively for the PS3, this stylized jump-and-cut puts you in the shoes of an adorable, scissor-brandishing puppet. We could go into every last detail about the ingenious mechanic of cutting your way up a curtain, or how badly we want to snip our way out of a tiger's mouth, but we'd rather you just watch the trailer instead:

Charming, yes? We haven't even played the game yet, and already it seems wondrous. It also seems to share a LBP vibe in that it appears our hero's look can be extensively customized. Until we get a chance to play it for ourselves, we'll be keeping our eyes peeled for more info on Puppeteer, in gleeful anticipation of its planned 2013 release.

Lucas Sullivan is the former US Managing Editor of GamesRadar+. Lucas spent seven years working for GR, starting as an Associate Editor in 2012 before climbing the ranks. He left us in 2019 to pursue a career path on the other side of the fence, joining 2K Games as a Global Content Manager. Lucas doesn't get to write about games like Borderlands and Mafia anymore, but he does get to help make and market them.