Dokuro, a gothic puzzle-platformer from Game Arts and Gungho Online Entertainment, is hitting the PS Vita on October 16th, GungHo Online Entertainment America announced today.

The title will be released as a digital PS Vita system download on the PlayStation Network for $19.99 in North America.

Players take on the titular role of Dokuro, a pint size skeleton who can change his form by drinking potions, and who is tasked with protecting a princess as she attempts an escape from a dark castle. Dokuro uses both front and back touch panels, allowing users to move back and forth between character forms to make use of various skills and abilities, and to manipulate the environment around them.

The game will be made available for Europe this winter.