LittleBigPlanet 2 News

LittleBigPlanet 2: Extras Edition announced, out soon

LittleBigPlanet 2: Extras Edition announced, out soon

Original game, cross-controller pack, Move pack and bonus content.

Sony has announced LittleBigPlanet 2: Extras Edition for PlayStation 3.

It includes the original game and a raft of bonus content.

It includes the recently-released LittleBigPlanet 2: Cross-Controller Pack, which lets you use the PlayStation Vita as a controller, and the LittleBigPlanet 2 Move Pack: Rise of the Cakeling, which lets you play using the PS Move controller.

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LittleBigPlanet 2 update 1.12 out this week

LittleBigPlanet 2 update 1.12 out this week

Journey costume pack out 24th April.

PlayStation 3 exclusive LittleBigPlanet 2 will be updated to version 1.12 this week, Sony has announced.

Neil McPhillips, associate producer at Xdev Studio Europe, Sony's external development management team, listed the new features on the EU PlayStation Blog.

Dive-In: The Dive-In feature has now been moved to the top of the Community menu, and has been vastly rewired and improved to help players easily find some new Sackfolk to play with during their adventures!

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Vita Remote Play detailed

Sony shows off Wii U-esque features.

Sony has revealed a few more details about the PlayStation Vita's Remote Play capabilities.

EU PlayStation Store update 31st August

EU PlayStation Store update 31st August

The Baconing! Bodycount! Resistance 3!

Downloadable DeathSpank threequel The Baconing headlines this week's EU PlayStation Store update. As part of Sony's PlayStation Network Play promotion, co-op character Roesha comes unlocked.

The plot picks up from part two, with DeathSpank's dabbling with the Thongs of Virtue causing the appearance of an evil clone, the Anti-Spank, which must be defeated.

PlayStation 3 owners get a demo of Codemasters' destructible shooter Bodycount, while access to the Resistance 3 multiplayer beta opens up to all.

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EU PlayStation Store update 22nd June

EU PlayStation Store update 22nd June

Sonic Generations gets PS3 demo.

PlayStation 3 owners will be able to download a Sonic Generations demo from tomorrow, Sonic's 20th Anniversary.

Sega's Sonic Anniversary bundle also gets a 20 per cent price cut - it contains Sonic, Sonic 2, Sonic 4 Episode 1, Sonic Adventure, the DX add-on and the Sonic 4 dynamic theme.

Also this week: Several big games get new DLC. L.A. Noire's Cole Phelps gets a new Arson Case, Nicholson Electroplating, to solve. Killzone 3's From the Ashes map pack adds four new locales - but no zombies. Mortal Kombat adds a "Klassic" skin pack, while LittleBigPlanet 2 gets Tron: Evolution gear.

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4 million LittleBigPlanet levels shared

It would take 78 years to try them all.

More than four million user-created levels have been shared around the world in PlayStation 3 DIY platformer LittleBigPlanet, publisher Sony has announced.

LittleBigPlanet aces score dream jobs

How two fans landed Media Molecule roles.

For any youngsters reading, here's something to show your parents next time they tell you to turn the games console off and do your homework.

LittleBigPlanet 2 Teacher Pack unveiled

Sackboy to hijack National Curriculum?

LittleBigPlanet 2 developer Media Molecule is readying a new Teacher Pack that it hopes will inspire schools to use its DIY platformer as a learning aid, publisher Sony has announced.

LittleBigPlanet 2 glitches patched up

LittleBigPlanet 2 glitches patched up

Plus, community level pack goes live.

A new LittleBigPlanet 2 update that fixes a number of problems in the PlayStation 3 platformer is now available for download, developer Media Molecule has announced.

Update 1.01, codename Cupcake, patches up game-crashing bugs as well as an issue reported last month that caused a craft moon to get stuck on your Pod.

A full list of changes, as detailed on Media Molecule's site, follows below.

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LittleBigPlanet 2 used for N-Dubz video

"Eh wat giv me ur numbaaa."

PlayStation 3 exclusive LittleBigPlanet 2 was used for the creation of North London pop band N-Dubz's next promo – what's believed to be the world's first videogame music video.

3.6m LittleBigPlanet 2 levels made

Celebrate with Valentine's Day DLC.

LittleBigPlanet 2 users have created 3.6 million levels since the DIY platformer launched on PlayStation 3 last month, Sony has announced.

LittleBigPlanet Wiki goes live

MM talks up new community resource.

The LittleBigPlanet Wiki, a new community resource where users can share creative methods, has just gone live, developer Media Molecule has announced.

Next for LittleBigPlanet 2: Move patch

Next for LittleBigPlanet 2: Move patch

"Really powerful" support, says MM.

The next big addition to LittleBigPlanet 2 will be "really powerful Move support", Eurogamer can exclusively reveal.

This will be a continuation of Sackboy's Prehistoric Moves, a standalone 10-level demo that showcased how PlayStation Move can work with LittleBigPlanet 2.

"There's no limits to potentially what we could add," Media Molecule co-founder David Smith told Eurogamer in an exclusive interview published today.

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LittleBigPlanet 2 trounces LBP records

"Massively outstripped" - Media Molecule.

Most Brits won't play LittleBigPlanet 2 until later - but already Media Molecule says the sequel has "massively outstripped" the number of concurrent online users managed by LittleBigPlanet 1.

Out This Week

LittleBigPlanet 2! Mass Effect 2! Mindjack!

Ah, 2011. Full of optimism, hope and... wait, today's the most depressing day of the year. And it's raining everywhere. Yeah!

Three massive PSN demos today

Dead Space 2! LBP2! Mass Effect 2!

The outstanding additions to a jam-packed PlayStation Store today are three demos: one for Dead Space 2, one for LittleBigPlanet 2 and one for Mass Effect 2.

LittleBigPlanet 2 date confirmed

LittleBigPlanet 2 date confirmed

Plus: new trailer, demo tomorrow.

LittleBigPlanet 2 will be available on 19th January across Europe and on 21st January in the UK and Ireland, publisher Sony has confirmed.

The PlayStation Blog was also at pains to remind us that a demo for the DIY PlayStation 3 platformer's story mode goes live on PlayStation Network tomorrow which lets you check out a few of the sequel's new playthings, such as the grappling hook and the Sackbots.

And in case you'd forgotten, the Sackboy's Prehistoric Moves spin-off hit PlayStation Network last week too.

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Sackboy, Lara DLC head PS Store update

Sackboy, Lara DLC head PS Store update

Plus, download Prototype for £31.99.

Sackboy's Prehistoric Moves, new Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light DLC and PSP platformer Prinny 2 are among the highlights of the latest PlayStation Store update.

The new content, listed on the PlayStation Blog and reproduced in full below, also includes the last two Prince of Persia HD re-releases, new DLC for Assassins's Creed: Brotherhood, DJ Hero 2 and Joe Danger, as well as a bunch of pre-Christmas price cuts.

Slightly less festive, however, is the asking price for the original Prototype, which has just been added for £31.99. Word from the wise: Amazon is selling the Platinum Edition for £11.99.

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PS Plus subs get LBP spin-off free

LBP2 beta extension, too.

Sony has offered PlayStation Plus subscribers perhaps the premium service's most eye-catching deal yet: LittleBigPlanet spin-off Sackboy's Prehistoric Moves free of charge.

LittleBigPlanet 2 demo dated

More on Sackboy’s Prehistoric Moves too.

Still smarting after the LittleBigPlanet 2 delay? Fear not, a demo is on the way to ease your pain, publisher Sony has announced.

Games industry obsessed with complexity

LBP dev: Why not "simplify games" instead?

The games industry spends too much time concentrating on the complexity of new technology when it should instead be thinking about how it can use new innovations to make things simpler, claims LittleBigPlanet developer Media Molecule.

LBP2 will have 10-level Move demo

Then full support post-launch.

LittleBigPlanet 2 will ship with a multi-level PlayStation Move demo that shows you how Sony's new controls could work with Sony's new game, Eurogamer has learned.

Sony sending LBP2 beta invites this week

Sony sending LBP2 beta invites this week

For keen LittleBigPlanet users only.

Sony will invite gamers into a LittleBigPlanet 2 beta this week, allowing them to play the PS3-exclusive ahead of its release "for a few weeks".

Invites will be sent to those "who've been really active in LittleBigPlanet," beta coordinator LiquidRunner wrote in the official European PlayStation forum.

"So if you have been a busy Sackboy or girl then an invite might be coming your way. This decision has now been made; unfortunately we are not able to recruit any further Beta Testers at present."

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LittleBigPlanet 2 beta 

LittleBigPlanet 2 beta "soon"

Sacks more like it.

There will a beta test for LittleBigPlanet 2 "soon", according to the official community website.

You are "all" in with a chance to take part, apparently, especially those in the beta group forum there.

LittleBigPlanet 2 will be released on 16th November in the US. Sony hasn't revealed a European date, but we expect to hear something this week at German expo gamescom.

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LittleBigPlanet 2 in November

According to SCEA release list.

Sony America has said that LittleBigPlanet 2 will be released in November, while the Move patch for Heavy Rain is due in October.

Sony unveils LittleBigPlanet 2

Sony unveils LittleBigPlanet 2

Make your own games this year.

Sony has officially unveiled LittleBigPlanet 2, confirming many of the details that leaked over the weekend, and said it will be released in 2010.

Check out Eurogamer's massive LittleBigPlanet 2 preview, our screenshots and artwork and the trailer below for a deep exploration of what's been said so far.

In summary, LittleBigPlanet 2 allows you to create content in many genres rather than just the platformer setting of the original. Thanks to something called Direct Control, you can teach things like vehicles to respond to thumbsticks, face buttons, triggers and even the Sixaxis tilt function.

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Sony

Sony "did not" confirm LittleBigPlanet 2

European PR downplays leak.

Forget what the Dutch Sony spokesperson said when he told the world that LittleBigPlanet 2 would support PlayStation Move.

It was misconstrued, said a Sony Europe spokesperson; the message wasn't confirmation of a sequel but an example of a game that would benefit from Move controls.

"As demonstrated recently at GDC, LittleBigPlanet has been shown as an example of how an existing game could benefit from PlayStation Move Motion Controller support. This is not a confirmation of LittleBigPlanet 2, and we do not have any announcements to make about the LittleBigPlanet franchise," the SCEE statement reads.

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