Hi everyone – a quick round-up and update of some LittleBigPlanet news for you (with even more big news to come later this week…).
First of all – I wanted to provide you all with some further details about the LittleBigPlanet 2 EU Collector’s Edition, as I know that many of you had some concern and frustration with last week’s announcement.
To recap – the Collector’s Edition comes in exclusive SteelBook special packaging, and contains a voucher to download the following additional content:
- 5 PSN Avatars
- 7 Sackboy Costumes
- Disney / Pixar’s Toy Story 3’s “Alien” Costume
- Disney’s TRON: Legacy “Clu” Costume
- The Muppets’ “The Great Gonzo” Costume
- Even More Animals’ “Crocodile” Costume
- Even More Animals’ “Vulture” Costume
- Even More Animals’ “Cobra” Costume
- Even More Animals’ “Mandrill” Costume
One important and cool thing to note is that this core Collector’s Edition, with all of the exclusive additional content, has the same recommended retail price (RRP) as the standard edition.
On top of all of these ‘core’ contents, in many countries there will also be additional or expanded bundles available that include some cool real-world LittleBigPlanet items. And there are four other exclusive costumes that are also available as pre-order bonuses – Jak &Daxter and Ratchet & Clank.
The ways in which you can get hold of the Collector’s Edition and pre-order items, and the availability of expanded bundles with additional physical goodies will vary by country, so look out for specific details from retailers near you. But in the meantime I wanted to give you all some updated details so that you have a clearer idea of the options available.
Home Space Update
Next up, in case you missed it… Last week the LittleBigPlanet Space within PlayStation Home updated with a brand new multiplayer mini-game. The LittleBigDerby is great fun for up to 8 players – check out more details here, or head into Home and see it for yourself!
New Featurette – The Grabinator
And finally, there’s a new LittleBigPlanet 2 featurette trailer doing the rounds – this time focusing on the mighty power of the Grabinator.
Now, awesome as Sackboy is in so many ways, sometimes his little arms just can’t shift that irritating obstacle. There was a time when you would have to find another way around it – but that will soon be a thing of the past. Thanks to the Grabinator power-up, you’ll be able to grab, carry and throw all kinds of objects. It might be a crate, it might be a basketball, it might even be a fellow Sack-person… either way, pretty soon you’ll wonder how you ever did without it!
That’s it for now – but I’ll be around in the comments to answer all the questions I can. And as I said above – more exciting LBP news to come, later this week…