Recoil Games introduced Rochard, their upcoming PSN exclusive due out this summer. Rochard is a 2D platform puzzler, with an emphasis on physics based problem solving.
The premise of the game is pretty straight forward. You play as Rochard, a space miner for a company called Sky Rig. When your company discovers an alien artifact, they find themselves under attack by pirates. Its up to you to save yourself and your comrades from the pirates, and find out what the big deal is about the artifact.
The tools that Rochard has at his disposal are a grapple gun which he uses to grab crates and other inanimate objects in the world. Once an object has been grabbed, it can be fired from the gun and used a means of taking out a pirate, or to place the object in the appropriate spot to solve a puzzle. Another tool at his disposal is that Rochard can dial down the gravity a bit allowing him to jump further, or when used in conjunction with the grapple gun, allow him to traverse wide gaps with the proper placement of objects.
The art style reminds a bit of the character designs from Team Fortress. The game looks like a lot of fun to play. Check out the PlaystationBlog for a full write up and trailer for this fun looking title.
Image from Official Playstation Blog