Sony Computer Entertainment Japan has been developing a platformer game based on bunraku or Japanese puppet plays called Puppeteer. I played Puppeteer back at E3 and flew through a mine cart level that was about as difficult as something in Donkey Kong Country.
You can try Puppeteer this Thursday by downloading Puppeteer Rehearsal Version from Japan’s PlayStation Store. This download will introduce players to the world of Puppeteer and let them try out the core gameplay where you cut a path using a giant pair of scissors.
Puppeteer will be available on PlayStation 3 this September.