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Papo & Yo Announced For PSN

Looking for the next indie darling? Good money is on Papo & Yo to get some big attention at E3 next week.

An intriguing new game was announced late this week by Minority, a new studio based in Montreal. The game revolves around a young boy named Quico, his robot Lula, and a giant, rhino-headed monster named, well, Monster. Monster is addicted to poisonous frogs, and when he eats them, he turns from Quico's best friend into a deadly enemy.

Papo & Yo is set in a favela of South America, where Quico must try to find a cure for Monster before he destroys everything around him -- including Quico.

Creative director Vander Caballero had some fascinating insight to share regarding the game's creation in a post to the PlayStation Blog.

"Well, the tale told in Papo & Yo is about myself and my father, a good man but also an evil one," Caballero shares. "Like many, he used alcohol and drugs to cope with a challenging life, and I was caught in the middle of it. The emotional core of this game is ultimately a fable about my relationship with my father."

"I remember playing videogames in my difficult childhood days. I remember how the unpleasant world of adults loomed around me and made me feel vulnerable," Caballero continues. "But I did not feel like that when I was playing as Mario: I felt powerful and in control of a fantastic world. I loved defeating bosses that were larger than life to me, and today I thank you Miyamoto; now is my time to give back."

Pretty remarkable stuff to try and communicate through a video game. We'll be watching Papo & Yo closely in the coming months. In the meantime, check out the first trailer for the game below.

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  • Looks cool. But it's definitely different from games we see today.
  • After what happened, I'm done with Playstation.
  • This sounds pretty interesting

  • Looks very fun and original.

  • When I first saw this post I thought it was Pipo and You. Now I'm just disappointed at not being able to play Overblood on the PSN.
  • This game looks really beautiful and seems to have some interesting gameplay mechanics. I'll be keeping my eye on this one.

  • looks different  kinda odd but that might not necessarily be a bad thing

  • looks cool, weird, and downright awesome.

  • Weird.

  • I'm very interested by the story behind this. Hefty material to try conveying through a game. I will definitely be checking this out. Looks like it'll be good.

  • This looks really good.

  • lol that monster is a toad licker he's tripping so hard thats the reason he chases the guy cuz he's freaking out HAHA

  • Holy crap... astonishing graphics!! Light rendering looks amazing!

  • Looks like a spore creature

  • Oh I get the name, it's in portuguese to mean "Papo and you". That was tight how he used the cardboard boxes.

  • That seems like a cute little concept for some fun gameplay.

  • lol thoguht there will be gameplay not half of it in cartto aand the other half as a trailre :\
  • Okay... Quico and Lulu... who the heck is Papo and Yo, then?

    .... Oh, wait, foreign language... it must mean Father and Me...
  • I'm starting to like the more abstract indie games that are coming out lately. Keep up the weird work guys!

  • This game looks awesome all around i dont know what it is about it but it seems extremely appealing

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