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LittleBigPlanet dev delays PlayStation Vita-exclusive Tearaway

Papercraft platformer filed away for an extra month's work.

PlayStation Vita-exclusive platformer Tearaway will now launch a month later than planned, developer Media Molecule has announced.

The LittleBigPlanet creator revealed the hold-up this afternoon and named a new, final release date: 22nd November.

"Here at Media Molecule we love to make new things on new platforms," Media Molecule's Rex Crowle wrote in a new blog post. "To us, making games is a real labour of love. Our very blood, sweat and tears are poured into every pixel, every line of code, every note in every song, and every little post it note we use to plan our lives.

"We are now in the final stages of development, and have come to the realisation that we need a little more time than we anticipated to finish the game; to tie all of the mechanics, story and amazing visuals together into the adventure that we want you to play. To give us that time, we've decided to move the release date by one month.

"We're really, really sorry for the minor delay, we promise you hand on heart that the wait will be worthwhile! Thanks for being patient, please don't be too cross with us, lots of love, Mm. xxxx"

Tearaway was revealed nearly a year ago at Sony's Gamescom 2012 press conference. With much of the focus this year on PlayStation 4's launch, Tearaway is one of the few big releases for Sony's handheld.

"Whimsical it most certainly is, but again Media Molecule appears to have crafted a world of disarming charm that gently masks a heart of innovation and experimentation," Eurogamer's Martin Robinson wrote in our Tearaway preview. "It's quite incredible what you can achieve with a blank piece of paper."

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