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Rain and Puppeteer: two new PS3 games from Japan Studios

by Steve Watts, shacknews.com, Aug 14, 2012 11:41AM PDT

Sony debuted a handful of new PlayStation 3 titles at its Gamescom press briefing today, two of which hail from the company's Japan Studio. Rain (working title) and Puppeteer both carry some artsy-game chops, but in radically different directions.

A short teaser of Rain appeared like a quiet ghost story, with the titular weather pattern exposing a little boy who is otherwise invisible to the naked eye. It will be available on the PlayStation Network.

Puppeteer was a platformer with a found object art style reminiscent of the LittleBigPlanet series, in which the hero stole a pair of magic scissors and upset the land's evil ruler. Release windows weren't mentioned for either game, but Sony promised more details in the coming months.

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