The latest trailer arrives in honour of the Tokyo Game Show, and reveals more of the game's wacky marionette-filled story.
Announced at gamescom, Puppeteer stars Kutaro, a young boy transformed into a puppet by the evil Moon Bear King, who promptly eats Kutaro's wooden head.
Players gain new abilities by finding heads for Kutaro, such as the spider head, hamburger head and skull head. Using heads on related objects opens up new areas and gameplay opportunities. Using the spider head by a spider's web, for example, uncovers a hidden stage.
Kutaro also has access to a pair of magical scissors, which are used to cut through the gaming environment, cut around objects and eliminate enemies.
Puppeteer will be available exclusively on PlayStation 3, though no release date has yet been set.
Watch the Puppeteer gamescom trailer below: