Hello PlayStation Blog! I’m Tom O’Connor, Senior Producer in the LittleBigPlanet Production team at Sony XDev Europe. As well as putting the finishing touches to LittleBigPlanet 3 on PS3 and PS4, we have also been busy working on a brand new handcrafted (and handheld) mini-adventure. Run Sackboy! Run! is a free-to-play platform-survival game built exclusively for PS Vita iOS and Android mobile devices, in which you can earn exclusive costumes for LBP3.
The Negativitron (that big nasty vacuum cleaner who sucks up all the creativity) is back, wreaking havoc on Craftworld and nipping at the heels of our very own Sackboy! Using simple tap and swipe gestures, you get to speed through three iconic worlds from the LittleBigPlanet series – The Gardens, The Canyons and Avalonia, evading danger for as long you can.
Anyone can enjoy the game, but as Sackboy charges along at top speed, you’re going to need super-quick reactions to keep him on course and out of trouble.
Collect as many bubbles as you can as you speed through Craftworld, and then use your bubbles to buy special costumes and upgrades. Each of the costumes in the game have built-in score multipliers, meaning you won’t only look snazzy but you can get higher scores too.
You can challenge your friends using the game’s built-in social features and scoreboards. There are loads of power-ups too, including a Jet Pack, Shield and Magnet, plus my personal favourite, the Glider. You also have a mission ladder system, meaning there are always new objectives and challenges each time you play.
There are tons of stickers to collect too, and an in-game Sticker Book to keep them all nice and tidy. As you complete collections of stickers you will unlock special rewards. And you won’t want to miss out on the exclusive costumes for LittleBigPlanet 3 which you will be able to gad about in when the game is released later this year on PS4 and PS3.
The game is scheduled for release this October, and will be available on PS Vita, Apple iOS and Android. We can’t wait to tell you more about the game soon!