LittleBigPlanet delayed in Europe

New date expected shortly.

Update 5.10pm: Sony has confirmed that LittleBigPlanet will be recalled worldwide due to two references to the Qu'ran in a piece of licensed background music.

Original story: The release of Sony's highly anticipated PlayStation 3 title LittleBigPlanet has been delayed in Europe, GamesIndustry.biz reports.

The game was due for release next week, 24th October, but now some retailers are estimating the game may be delayed by three weeks until 14th November.

However, GamesIndustry.biz understands that the title may not suffer such a long delay to retail, and a new date is expected to be announced by Sony shortly.

LittleBigPlanet has reviewed incredibly well in the specialist press and anticipation is high from consumers who have already had access to the beta of the game.

Sony has said that the game is a system seller for the PlayStation 3, and the title is considered one of the most important releases for the home console this Christmas.

More details to follow.

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