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I was curled up in a ball crying by the end of the LittleBigPlanet 3 presentation at this year’s E3. I had thought about the game, but assumed it was really, really far away, or maybe not even being made at all. To be shocked with people playing it on a giant screen practically made me hyperventilate. I had pretty much the same exact reaction when Sony announced on the PlayStation Blog that LBP3 would be released November 18. That’s THIS November.
LittleBigPlanet will be released simultaneously for both PlayStation 3 and PlayStation 4, and there are tons of pre-order bonuses you can get – Sackboy plushies are just one of them (if you place your order at Target, he’ll be wearing a Target hat). Everyone who orders on PS4 will get a special Dragon Age: Inquisition costume pack. And then there are three other special packs – Mythical Creatures come with GameStop pre-orders, you’ll get Hidden Creatures at Best Buy, and my personal favorite is Amazon’s – the PlayStation Favorites. It includes the traveler from Journey! Oh, infinite squees.
They’re not leaving out the digital-only buyers, either. Those players get a special LittleBigPlanet 3 T-Shirt Pack, which they can start using right away in LittleBigPlanet 2, LittleBigPlanet Vita, and LittleBigPlanet Karting.
I’m so excited I could cry a little. I can’t wait to meet Sackboy’s buddies on November 18th!
Sony has added another batch of downloadable games to the PlayStation Store this week, check ’em out.
This week’s lineup includes the PS3 Full Games LittleBigPlanet Karting, Sleeping Dogs, Vanquish, and Portal 2. The Portal 2 “In Motion” expansion is also now available to download from the PS Store as well.
This week’s PSN Games include both ToeJam & Earl titles, Absolute Supercars, Pid, and the PS3/Vita Cross-Buyy game When Vikings Attack!
More information on all of these games (as well as a new PS Mini, PS2 Classic, and PSP game) can be found after the break. And as always, the complete list of this week’s new game add-ons can be found at the PlayStation Blog. (more…)
You finished the fight, but now he’s back! The Master Chief returns to the Xbox 360 this week in Halo 4, the first game in the series not developed by Bungie (it was actually created at Microsoft’s 343 Industries).
So who will stand against the mighty Master Chief? Believe it or not, a pair of racing games. Sony is bringing LittleBigPlanet Karting to the PS3 this week and Activision will release the multiplatform NASCAR: Inside Line (PS3, Wii, Xbox 360).
Also available this week is a quartet of compilations: Namco Bandai’s Dragon Ball Z Budokai HD Collection (PS3, Xbox 360), the Rockstar Games Collection: Edition 1 (PS3, Xbox 360), BioWare’s Mass Effect Trilogy (PC, Xbox 360), and THQ’s Saints Row: The Third – The Full Package (PS3, Xbox 360).
Hit the jump for even more new releases. (more…)
Sony has announced that their next attempt at corning the karting market, LittleBigPlanet Karting, will be available in stores exclusively for the PS3 on November 6.
In addition to a release date and the brand spanking new trailer above, Sony has also confirmed (via the PlayStation Blog) that if you pre-order LittleBigPlanet Karting, you’ll receive a Kevin Butler Sackboy Costume and Executive Golf Kart.
After teasing the title last month, Sony is ready to officially announce LittleBigPlanet Karting. The PS3-exclusive is being developed by United Front Games (the same team behind Sony’s other kart-racing franchise, ModNation Racers) for a 2012 release.
Even though it’s not a traditional LittleBigPlanet game, LittleBigPlanet Karting will follow the same “Play, Create, Share” philosophy as its platforming brethren. Players will be able to customize their karting with “the ability to make their own game rules, weapons, and tracks.” Naturally, all of these personalized play styles will also be able to be shared over the PlayStation Network.
While it’s easy to view the trailer above and scoff, “Mario Kart ripoff,” LittleBigPlanet Karting will go its own way with a single-player mode that includes “objective-based missions, boss battles, and mini-games.” But gamers will also be able to go for a ride in multiplayer racing and battle modes using splitscreen or online play.
And LittleBigPlanet Karting will have one other thing that Mario Kart doesn’t… sidescrolling stages! Oh yeah! Chicka chick ah!
Sony has officially confirmed LittleBigPlanet Karting via their Twitter account. This announcement comes in the wake of the recent Destination PlayStation event. PlayStation LifeStyle also mentioned that the game would have a “Move compatible wheel” and be “3D capable.”
This is awesome news, especially considering the only kart racer on the PlayStation 3 is the tepid ModNation Racers. Could this be the start of an actual competitor to Mario Kart?