Papo & Yo turns a friend into an adversary on PSN in 2012

They say you should keep your friends close and your enemies even closer. But what if your best friend is also your worst enemy? That's a question posed by Papo & Yo, a new puzzle-platformer from independent Canadian studio Minority.

The game stars Quico, a young boy living in a favela with a giant pink monster for a best friend. The only problem is the monster has a taste for frogs and whenever he (she? it?) eats one, a change occurs. Quico's also got a super high-tech robot for some reason. Frankly, if we were Quico, we'd sell the bot and move the hell out, but that's just us.

Papo & Yo will be exclusive to PSN through Sony's budget-matching Pub Fund and has a 2012 launch timeframe tentatively penciled in. Papo & Yo will make an appearance at E3, so we'll get our hands on it then. In the time being, hit the jump for a teaser trailer.

This article was originally published on Joystiq.