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19 Jan 2011

LittleBigPlanet 2 is out this week!

"With this sequel, Media Molecule gives players a bottomless toybox, and I can't remember the last time a game had such a relentless grip on my imagination." - Game Informer 9.5/10 "LBP2 represents a dazzling new opportunity for creating deep, diverse and ingenious play" - Edge 9/10 "This isn't just a superbly presented game that incorporates multiple genres and comes packaged with a powerful creation suite, it's your doorway into a wonderfully charming, vibrant, and ever-changing universe where almost anything is possible. " - Gamespot 9/10 "We can’t wait to see what LittleBigPlanet 2 has evolved into in a month or three, when we can truly measure the impact that these tools will have had on an already ultra-creative community...
15 Dec 2010

Introducing LBP.me, the new community portal

If you already play LittleBigPlanet you can sign in right now and see your own page. You'll want to change your privacy settings though (see below). Once logged in you'll see your recent activity feed, showing all the things your friends and hearted creators have been up to. You'll also find whole load of features to play with that will help you discover loads of new levels and games, as you browse through millions of creations, adding the interesting ones to your in-game queue as you go. Play around with the settings and filters and customise your feed and pages to be just how you want them. You can even use our widget wizard to build yourself a customised widget...
19 Nov 2010

Today LittleBigPlanet PSP celebrates its first birthday!

So, where are we a year after the game's release? Well, the Community Moon now contains over 130,000 community levels, with well over 1,500 published every week, some of which are of truly exceptional quality. The LBP PSP community is thriving, with strong communication and support between creators; we're on our seventh community competition, with creators running each one very professionally, as well as coming up with cool ideas for themes; and collaborations like the mighty 'Kindred' and the '12 Days of Christmas' have taken us by surprise with their remarkable dedication and organisation. A community this passionate is something very special indeed, and the SCE Cambridge Studio greatly appreciates all the amazing talent and energy that the community creators...
18 Nov 2010

Announcing Sackboy’s Prehistoric Moves!

Sackboy’s Prehistoric Moves contains a brand new 10 level theme – a dinosaur dominated land where the Evil Big Rex is king. You are on a mission to take on challenges engineered by Terrance Dactyl – and you’re going to need help. So put on your bear skins and grab up to four mates to navigate the tricky terrain of tropical jungle and erupting volcanoes – the player with the PlayStation Move controller leads the way, flicking switches and triggering platforms to help the others, using DualShock Controllers, through each level. Leap between Dino heads, use the Move controller to blast aside crates of bubbles, ride dinosaurs through prehistoric cities and take to the heights of the prehistoric tree canopy...
18 Nov 2010

LittleBigPlanet 2 demo and Beta Trial expansion

LittleBigPlanet 2 Story Mode Demo Let’s start with the great news that there will be a LittleBigPlanet 2 PSN demo coming your way next month! This demo will let EVERYONE out there get a taste of LittleBigPlanet 2’s new Story Mode levels, and some of the new gameplay types that LBP 2 will give you the power to create for yourself. Experience the swinging good fun of the Grapple Hook, rescue some helplessly adorable Sackbots, and see the chaotic multiplayer fun that blows up when competitive scoring mode and some Creatinators armed with rockets are combined! LittleBigPlanet 2 Story Mode demo will be published on PlayStation Store on 22nd December . LittleBigPlanet 2 Beta Trial For weeks now, a group...
17 Nov 2010

Announcing the European Collector’s Edition of LittleBigPlanet 2

CE Core contents The Collector’s edition comes with a selection of in-game and real world items! There is a core contents that each CE contains which will then be expanded on depending on where you buy it from, and what country you live in. We’ll be announcing those other items closer to launch. The Core contents of the Collector’s Edition is as follows: *5 PSN Avatars *7 Sackboy Costumes *Disney / Pixar’s Toy Story 3’s “Alien” Costume *Disney’s TRON: Legacy “Clu” Costume *The Muppets’ “The Great Gonzo” Costume *Even More Animals’ “Crocodile” Costume *Even More Animals’ “Vulture” Costume *Even More Animals’ “Cobra” Costume *Even More Animals’ “Mandrill” Costume Pre-Order Bonuses In addition to those costumes, you could get your hands...
10 Nov 2010

LittleBigPlanet Contraption Challenge 12

Your Exterminator could be anything! From a machine that chases Sackboy and destroys everything in its path, to an evil spaghetti-monster with multiple attack phases. Think of it as a boss or an enemy but without the need for Sackboy to fight back. The crazier and more original your idea, the better – but it should certainly inspire Sackboy to run like his little life depends on it. To take part in our challenge, just troop on over to the Official PlayStation EU Community forums . There, you can find all the instructions you need to enter the competition. The challenge is open now, so get to it! Oh, and Big news for Irish entrants! Courtesy of SCE Ireland, the...
8 Nov 2010

From YellowHead to Sackboy

“He had a lot of personality, even then” reflects Kareem, as he, Francis and I glance at some concept artwork and look back to the early days of the now iconic character’s origins. “I think it was the cheekiness. Dave always does that, pays attention to personality and very subtle things. When YellowHead was pulling the big old rock, the character looked like he was straining, even though there was no supporting animation… his little debug arms stretching as he pulled.” YellowHead was very much placeholder programmer art created by Dave for the first playable CraftWorld code which was taken up to Sony on that fateful day of the pitch. But although he was merely a stand in, he ended...
3 Nov 2010

New LittleBigPlanet 2 “Featurette” - The Creatinator!

The Creatinator is a handy new power-up that lets you launch all kinds of useful objects - from water to fight fires to supercharged rockets. And that's just for starters - once you start tinkering in Create mode, the possibilities really open up. Just imagine a gadget that lets you launch streams of giant flaming cows to demolish walls - I'm sure that's something lots of you have been waiting to see for a long time...
29 Oct 2010

New servers bring new features!

Cool Levels Cool Levels and Highest Rated now work slightly differently, and also need a little bit of time to settle down, so may look weird for a few days. The new servers allow us to tweak the way that Cool Levels works much faster than before, so we may play around with it a bit to get it working just the way we want it! MmPicks If you look under the new MmPicks Search category, you’ll find a selection of our favourite levels. The current selection has been taken from the Media Molecule blog, and we will be adding to it over time. Enjoy! Play Queues Queues are now active in LittleBigPlanet! When you find a cool level you...
19 Oct 2010

LBPC PSP Creator Spotlight - Jeffcu28

Jeffcu28 Art can take many forms. It can be a beautiful painting, a thought-provoking sculpture, or a moving composition of music. It's not often one thinks of video games when the word "art" is brought up, even less so when it comes to handheld games. Enter Jeffcu28 : Calm, collected, well-spoken, and absolutely determined to change the world's mind about what form an artist's canvas might take. Since the release of LittleBigPlanet PSP in November 2009, Jeffcu28 has treated us to some of the most incredible and varied levels we could possibly imagine. We've bounded across giant flowers, watched a level being painted right before our little button eyes, and experienced the vengeful sadness of a love story gone terribly...
14 Oct 2010

Kindred - A PSP Community Project

AceCreator , the official Sack Spokesperson for LBP PSP delivered this message about kindred he wished to pass along to you all... We can honestly say that we didn't see this coming; 'a collaborative project that introduces a brand new story level series to the PSP community.' Fantastic! Well, a project of this kind of scope and ambition deserves recognition, and is to be applauded. The very professional publicity image had already caught our eye here at Cambridge (nice work, dajdaj03), so we were intrigued, along with everyone else. That's quite a team you guys have assembled there: amazingflyingpoo , Arrestor/ Maboe84 , BlueBulletBill , CyberSora , Domick12 , Fastbro , jeffcu28 , Lleonard Pler/ Lleonard , salieri/ SalieriAAX ,...
28 Sep 2010

LittleBigPlanet UK Fan Meet 2010 at Eurogamer Expo

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23 Sep 2010

Important news regarding the release date of LittleBigPlanet™2

We know this will come as disappointing news for all you LittleBigPlanet fans, and believe us, we are disappointed too. We are a tight-knit team and we take enormous pride in our work, so to raise the bar we’ve set with the original LittleBigPlanet, a game that has been so embraced by all, we’ve agreed to allow ourselves a bit more time to deliver the experience that our great fans and community deserve. We are truly sorry, but hope you understand that we have to build the best possible game, as it is the foundation of our community. On the upside, we are going to find a way to give more of you a taste of LBP2 prior to launch,...
1 Sep 2010

PAX Fan Meet 2010

The LittleBigPlanet area of the Sony booth will have four areas where you can play LittleBigPlanet 2, and a merchandise stall with lots of Sackboy related gubbins to get your mits all over. We'll also have some of our community all-stars at the event who will be jamming and creating things live, so you can see what kind of things can be made with the new tools, and get some handy hints and tips from them on building your own levels. Additionally we'll be presenting various aspects of the game at the LittleBigPlanet 'Genius Bar', and we should have some special play challenges and other crazy things going on, so pop on by and say hey! See you at PAX!
19 Aug 2010

LittleBigStore: Marvel Costume Kit 4

Marvel Costume Pack 1 * Daredevil * Iron Man * Thing * Doctor Octopus * Mystique Marvel Costume Pack 2 * Spider-Man * Thor * Human Torch * Elektra * Ghost Rider Marvel Costume Pack 3 * Wolverine * Captain America * Rogue * Invisible Woman * Venom Marvel Costume Pack 4 * Magneto * Green Goblin * Hulk * Punisher * Storm Don’t forget that the Marvel Level Kit is also available, featuring 4 new Marvel themed levels for you to play! The Final Marvel Costume Kit will hit the store this week, depending on your region’s regular store update day. An exclusive Marvel wallpaper featuring all of the heroes from the packs is here for you to download right now! Enjoy!
5 Aug 2010

LittleBigPlanet 2 Adventure Trailer

But LittleBigPlanet 2 isn’t just about creating – first and foremost, it’s about fun in all its forms. So aside from all of those creative tools, there’s a whole meaty Story Mode to explore. It’s an epic adventure through time and space, featuring awesome gameplay types, cool new power-ups, and a quirky cast of new characters. And on top of all of that, up to four players can get involved for maximum multiplayer merriment (thanks, Mr Thesaurus). So, take a peek at all of this by checking out the new ‘Adventure’ Trailer… There’s going to be lots more LittleBigPlanet news to come over the next few weeks (especially once GamesCom gets started). But I’ll be down there in the comments...

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