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Meet The Hoard In LittleBigPlanet Karting

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The summer may be over, but autumn is now upon us, which means we’re getting closer and closer to our 7th November finish line. It won’t be long before Sackboy’s fastest and most competitive adventure will hit store shelves everywhere!

Now that we’re closer to launch, one of questions that we’ve been hearing a lot lately is: who exactly are these mysterious characters that our stitched-together hero must race against throughout LittleBigPlanet Karting’s Story Mode? Well, we’ve decided it’s time to let you in on some of the back story.

Long after Sackboy defeated the Negativitron in LittleBigPlanet 2, visitors from far, far away arrived on Craftworld driving speedy karts, with plans to seek out and steal its most precious prizes. These swarms of otherworldly scavengers became known as The Hoard.

As you might have guessed, The Hoard want all of Craftworld’s prizes for no reason other than to hoard them – they essentially embody the antithesis of Creative Sackartistry. So, the LittleBigPlanet Karting adventure begins with a very distraught Sackboy – distraught because he is forced to watch The Hoard fly past him and steal prizes at speeds greater than he can’t possibly match!

But, Sackboy has always been clever: as one of The Hoard crashes nearby and loses his kart, Sackboy sees his chance! He hops in the vacant kart and begins his journey to drive out The Hoard and return the stolen prizes to Craftworld!

Now that you know the story, here’s an exclusive peek at The Hoard, so you’ll have an idea of what Sackboy is up against…

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LittleBigPlanet Karting is available for pre-order now. Check out our recent post for more information on the pre-order packs and the Special Edition (availability will vary by retailer and locale).

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I can’t wait for this game :P :P :P

Nice, they’re like the Anti-Sackboys. xD

Nice touch with the zipper mouths too. I like how Karting’s bringing back the ‘handmade’ aesthetic, a charming part of the LittleBigPlanet ‘verse that was a little diluted among LBP 2′s hot blaring neon and vibrant, showy costumes.

Love the fact that LBP is now the “Hoard” versus the “Alliance”…

Some cool vehicles there, will parts of these karts be available for players to use on their own creations?

@3 Oh my God, I totally missed that until you brought it up! That’s classic. That’s got a hundred thousand people thinking up potential parody levels/racetracks already, no doubt!

Wiiman1225 6 September, 2012 @ 8:22 pm   6

I want the unicycle like kart. I would LOVE to use that with my Cole/Ratchet sackboy! :D

Pla4stationgamer 6 September, 2012 @ 10:35 pm   7

I Think that these will be available for our own customisations as the panic tyres in the picture also appear in one of the trailers

officially pumped for this game. love the look of these guys

ChrissyJess5 7 September, 2012 @ 12:15 pm   9

WOW! THEY LOOK SCARY! I WONDER IF THEIR COSTUMES AND KARTS ARE ADDED AS WELL!

rado12345675 8 September, 2012 @ 11:38 am   10

Bardzo fajne

rado12345675 8 September, 2012 @ 11:38 am   11

Bardzo fajne

darkray8000 9 September, 2012 @ 4:41 pm   12

This game is going to be the best.Because with littlebigplanet’s epic theme and creative mode and story mode.Plus with epic karting mode and karts this will be epic.