The very intriguing and somewhat confusing puzzle-platformer Papo & Yo is now available for pre-order via the PlayStation Network. The game is set to launch through the PSN on August 14. Those who pre-order receive a free PS3 theme. The game is being developed by Minority and it is said that the story is influenced by team lead and creative director Vander Caballero’s childhood experiences with his alcoholic father. You can see this theme come to life in the recently released launch trailer below as well at the E3 trailer further down. Minority describes the game as follows:
Papo & Yo is the story of a young boy, Quico, and his best friend, Monster. Monster is a huge beast with razor-sharp teeth, but that doesn’t scare Quico away from playing with him. That said, Monster does have a very dangerous problem: an addiction to poisonous frogs. The minute he sees one hop by, he’ll scarf it down and fly into a violent, frog-induced rage where no one, including Quico, is safe. And yet, Quico loves his Monster and wants to save him.
As Quico, players will build their friendship with Monster by solving puzzles together and adventuring through a magical, surrealist world. Players will need to learn to use Monster’s emotions, both good and bad, to their advantage if they want to complete their search for a cure and save their pal.