Sony Europe has said that LittleBigPlanet "will start to appear in stores no later than the week commencing Monday 3rd November in the UK, Europe, Middle East, Australia and New Zealand, on a country by country basis".

The platform holder added: "We appreciate all the enthusiasm surrounding this much anticipated title and we would like to thank PlayStation fans for their support and understanding."

In case you missed all this, LBP has been delayed after last-minute testing confirmed that one of the background tracks includes Qur'an references. Developer Media Molecule prepared a patch, which would have fixed it immediately, but Sony decided to recall every copy of the game worldwide to replace the disc with a new master version.

Media Molecule has admitted to being "shellshocked and gutted" by the discovery, but said Sony felt it had to act. In the meantime, copies of the game that have already made their way into the wild are changing hands on eBay for over a hundred quid.

Sony America has said the game will be released across the pond in "the week of October 27th".

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