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'Papo & Yo' launch trailer blends the imaginary and the real

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Escape from reality into the world of Papo & Yo

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Papo & Yo's launch trailer, released today by developer Minority Media, mixes live-action sequences with gameplay footage, just as the game itself relies on metaphors and fantastical elements to tell its story.

Papo & Yo's launch trailer, released today by developer Minority Media, mixes live-action sequences with gameplay footage, just as the game itself relies on metaphors and fantastical elements to tell its story.

Director Alfonso Maiorana and Montreal-based Rezolution Pictures created the four-minute trailer, which illustrates the driving concept behind Papo & Yo: a boy's relationship with his alcoholic father. The boy, Quico, escapes into his imagination to flee from his drunk dad, who becomes a stumbling monster when he's had too much to drink.

Papo & Yo launches exclusively on the PlayStation Network for $14.99 on August 14th, but as a PSN Play title, it's available for pre-order starting today. PlayStation Plus subscribers enjoy a 20 percent discount to $11.99.

For more on Papo & Yo, be sure to check out our feature on its creative director, Vander Caballero, and the personal tale he wanted to tell, as well as our preview from E3.