LittleBigPlanet 2 and LBP GOTY edition announced… kind of

July 12, 2009

LittleBigPlanet 2 and LBP GOTY edition announced... kind ofLittleBigPlanet has been one of the success stories of the PS3. Here is a game that doesn’t sound very special but has managed to sell in great numbers and gain huge critical praise along the way. Which means news of a Game Of The Year edition and the possibility of LittleBigPlanet 2 will no doubt please a lot of people.

LittleBigPlanet was one of my favorite games of last year. I spent ages playing through the ready made levels, first completing them and then going back to get most of the goodies. I then ventured online and played other people’s creations, before listening to Uncle Stephen (Fry) and creating some of my own. They’re not very good but they are all my own work.

LBP is also one of the few games which drags me back month after month, long after the completion of the main game. And that’s without buying any of the multitude of DLC available to purchase on the Playstation Store. MCV reports that a new GOTY edition of LittleBigPlanet could be on its way, and it’ll include much, if not all, of the DLC.

This isn’t confirmed but would seem likely to persuade the last few Playstation 3 owners who haven’t yet bought the game to finally succumb to the title. No pricing or release details are yet known Obviously. But if the LittleBigPlanet Game Of The Year edition does indeed include most of the DLC it will be an essential purchase.

Meanwhile, although far from officially announcing LittleBigPlanet 2, Media Molecule’s Alex Evans did signal a sequel’s existence in a recent interview with He said:

We’re getting on for 2 million levels that have been published now. If you look at online distribution for LBP, when the sequel comes along, what do we do with all that content? I think we can give consumers lots of stuff that you couldn’t in a traditional game. We can give them backwards compatibility with those levels, and then when you decide on how you’re going to sell that to them.

Well, I’d love there to be a sequel, put it that way. But that’s not an announcement – although I will say that the entire team is working on LBP.

That sounds convincing enough for me. And why wouldn’t Sony have commissioned LittleBigPlanet 2? The original continues to sell well and be one of the must-have PS3 exclusives. We rated it at number four in our list of the Top 40 best PS3 games. More original levels and new level creation tools would be all that’s required for me to buy LittleBigPlanet 2 on release day. Oh, and a new running commentary from Stephen Fry wouldn’t go amiss either.

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