LittleBigPlanet Karting Leaves The Garage This November

Attention all Sackboy and racing fans, we’ve got a ton of good news for you!

Firstly, we’re really excited to announce today that LittleBigPlanet Karting will be available at retail across Europe from Wednesday 7th November and on Friday 9th November in the UK and Ireland!


We’re also very excited to announce that for those of you that get all pre-ordery, you will be able to download the exclusive Game Maker Pack as a pre-order bonus!

Dress Sackboy up as a racing car driver, as a mascot of developer United Front Games or as legendary PlayStation VP Kevin Butler. Then shatter the lap times in a racing car kart, arcade machine kart or executive golf buggy kart. Availability will vary by retailer and locale.


Also available from 7th November will be the LittleBigPlanet Karting Special Edition. This limited edition version will be packaged with a lovely lenticular 3D cover. Keep your eyes peeled for more information on the exclusive content coming in this version of the game later this month.

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In the meantime, to sweeten the wait and to get you in the competitive mood, we have a special treat for you. Just in time for the summer games, here’s a brand-new trailer showing off the athletic (and automotive) prowess of our beloved sackfolk.

In LittleBigPlanet Karting, get behind the steering wheel and get ready to race through fun-filled tracks, discover unlockables in 3D environments and battle in karting arenas filled with pick-up items and weaponry, all in a whimsical open world that’s unmistakably LittleBigPlanet. Players can also sculpt their own unique racing experience using the in-game editor to customise tracks, karts, weapons and Sackboy costumes, then download designs built by players around the world so your race never has to end!

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The boxart of the Special Edition is realy nice!

That Kevin Butler sackboy is amazing

Such a letdown that it isn’t for Vita :( I’m still going to buy it for PS3 anyway…

A definetly buy, but, yes a shame it’s not on Vita, but I guess they still got not online into the Modnations racers, they will not manage it to LBP Karting anyway, those games is made for online!


This is the first little big planet game I’m simply not bothered about which is a shame as I am a massive fan of the series. Personally I am far more interested in LBP Vita. However the Kevin Butler Sackboy is awesome!

Shou_Kobayashi 07 August, 2012 @ 14:31

I would rather know if this will also get to europe… I fancy me these GoW games!

Will we be able to buy this digital too from PSN ?

And also get the pre-order bonussen then?

Shou_Kobayashi 07 August, 2012 @ 15:37

On topic:

So what can it do other than Modnation Racer?


No Vita love? :(

maddogarchie64 07 August, 2012 @ 15:56

Collectors edition?! Shut up and take my money!

That Special Edition box looks well cool :P I don’t normally buy the Special Edition versions but i might buy this one;)

Rebecca Maschke 07 August, 2012 @ 17:19

Glad you like it! It’ll look even better in the ‘flesh’, ie as an actual lenticular :)

This game DESPERATELY needs a Vita version.

Come on here Sony, give my Vita some kart race love!

Pla4stationgamer 07 August, 2012 @ 18:20

Limited edition looks and sounds amazing cannot wait for this game

@Rebecca Maschke

It would look good in my PlayStation collection(PS3 + PS2 + PS1 games) :P


I hope Game Mania gets Kevin Butler :p I trust these will be available in the PSstore later as well? And yea SE boxart is way cooler :p

This game supports stereoscopic 3D right? It appears to be absent from the box art

Kinda funny how they ignore all the people with questions about the game etc …

and just reply to the funny comment

oh come on why does the UK and Ireland have to wait until a Friday while the rest of Europe get it on a Wednesday that’s not fair.

BUTTERTICKLES 08 August, 2012 @ 12:44

Rebecca, do you know if content from LBP 1 + 2 passes over or if we start off fresh? My PS3 got YLoD about a year ago, and I still haven’t managed to recollect everything.

Please tell me there’ll be a multiplayer demo!

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