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LittleBigPlanet: Pre-order Goodness

Mark Valledor's Avatar + Posted by Mark Valledor on Aug 05, 2008 // Marketing Manager, SCEA

Hey all,

We’ve been working with our North American retailers to promote the release of LittleBigPlanet in October 2008. And now that the “planning dust” has settled, we wanted to share early details of our pre-order campaign for you to decide which item you’d like. Stay tuned for much more detail on which retailer will have what pre-order item and when to go to your favorite retailer to reserve your copy.

Here’s the master list:

The Official “LittleBigPlanet Creator” MiniGuide by Brady Games – This exclusive digital guide is a primer for LittleBIGPlanet’s CREATE tools and provides users with a quick tutorial to begin developing their own levels.”

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LittleBigStickerBook – For those of you who love to customize – this item is for you! This exclusive sticker book contains some of our favorite LBP imagery for you to apply your own ‘mash-up’ to your favorite possessions. Or take something else you own and make it your favorite!

LBP - Sticker book mock-up

LittleBigPouch – Keep your LBP game safe and protected from the elements with this exclusive burlap pouch. Its so unique and stylish, it would make a SackMother proud.

LBP pouch


Exclusive Nariko SackGirl
– SackBoy’s beware! Nariko SackGirl has been known to keep other SackBoys (and SackGirls) in check. This exclusive downloadable costume features our favorite heroine on the PS3.

LBP - Heavenly Sword Render

Exclusive Kratos SackBoy – Nuff’ said. Yes…the forum rumors were true – but the biggest question remains “why didn’t this guy smile?” Seriously, this is another exclusive downloadable costume that will elevate your SackBoy status to godlike proportions.

LBP - God of War Render

Keep an eye out for more LittleBigNews in a few days…

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+ Shelby221 on August 5th, 2008 at 5:42 pm said:

Okay this might be ridiculous but I am on of those poor people that have HD TV’s that ONLY support 1080i :( Most games are starting to support it. I’ve read this game is at native 720p but couldn’t you guys do an uncharted or ratchet and clank, and upscale to 1080i??? I swear that if this game supports 1080i that I wont know what to do with myself this game would be so perfect!!!!

PS yes I know that 720p is better than 1080i :)


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+ tyboogie on August 5th, 2008 at 5:46 pm said:

I just had one of those epic ideas. Like forreal I should get hired by sony marketing for this… What if you sold a limited edition littlebigplanet game with sackboy plushies included! But heres the thing, you could have like 5 or 6 different types, like a kratos (obviously), snake, nariko, etc. Limit it to like 100,000. Just like people flipped out over the MGS4 boxes they would bug for this. Hell make it a bundle with the low priced 80 gig ps3…with the custom sackboy box!!! I’m telling you right now sackboy will be the new hello kitty in Japan. Man are you reading my posts? you see the ideas spewing out? marketing genius right here :)


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    + Chuck Lacson on August 5th, 2008 at 6:45 pm said:

    Bam! You are hired. :)

    Thanks for the great ideas. As you know we try and read all the input you guys give us. Don\’t be surprised if you see some of these ideas become reality.


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+ Dave702 on August 5th, 2008 at 5:47 pm said:

wow this is great, can’t wait. I love LBP
Kratos sackboy looks great!!!!!!!!!


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+ C-h-a-o-s on August 5th, 2008 at 5:47 pm said:

Oh My Gosh, that Kratos Sackboy is bad friggin ass, and I must have that game pouch at all costs!!


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+ TheInfectedBy590 on August 5th, 2008 at 5:47 pm said:

Great news! Can’t wait for this game!


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+ AznSniper on August 5th, 2008 at 5:47 pm said:

I hope you guys bundle LittleBigPlanet with a PS3 to get the game to as many people as possible to spread the word.


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+ AznSniper on August 5th, 2008 at 5:48 pm said:

I hope you guys bundle LittleBigPlanet with a PS3 to get the game to as many people as possible.


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+ sn00zer on August 5th, 2008 at 5:48 pm said:

Will all(at least most) of Sony’s first party franchises be represented in some form of LBP? I know you guys have a jak and Ratchet Sackboy hidden somewhere


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+ BlackShadows14 on August 5th, 2008 at 5:49 pm said:

Another good reason to pre-order LBP!


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+ Dave702 on August 5th, 2008 at 5:50 pm said:

I hope they have Snake(MGS)sackboy!!!!!


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+ Enigma777 on August 5th, 2008 at 5:51 pm said:

Hell Yeah! I love me some Sack of War!


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+ Wolf26pack on August 5th, 2008 at 5:51 pm said:

@ ashbash159

The People replying in Red are official Commentators that work for Sony or Media Molecule.

Wow this is extremely exciting to hear. I haven’t pre-ordered it yet but with this bonus’s I think I will. Now the ??? is where? I like all the others would definintly like to get the DLC versions of both the Nariko & Kratos Sackgirl/Sackboy. I would also probably pre-order the limited edition if it came with all those goodies.

I hope that it won’t be at Gamestop because I really don’t like them. I hope that Bestbuy,Toy’s R US or even Circuit City will have the Limited Edition or just the DLC versions of Nariko & Kratos Sackgirl/Sackboy.

Ohh and BTW SDkngsht had a great idea with the build a Sackboy/Sackgirl website. Where you could create your own Sackboy/Sackgirl that could be created. That sounds like it could be a great hit.

I can’t wait to see what is in store for LittleBigPlanet and what else you have up your sleeve.

Now the Real ??? for me is Where do I pre-order this game from?


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+ Philly_FIre on August 5th, 2008 at 5:51 pm said:

Any chance that there will be a limited edition sku for LBP? And how can we go about hunting for all of these goodies? Will I have to preorder from four different places or is this going to be an all-in-one preorder package.


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+ Crimson_Ryan on August 5th, 2008 at 5:54 pm said:

Oh my lord! This is amazing news! I already have mine pre-ordered and I’m all gitty. Oh please have something good for Pre-ordering at Gamestop… Just a quick question though, since everything is just one item from one retailer, do we still get the Kratos Sackboy as DLC? I’d hope so.

I just hope I can get a cute Sackboy plush. Give Gamestop those! You’ll make millions! :D


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+ AlexanderBadger on August 5th, 2008 at 5:55 pm said:

Do us poor, poor Europeans get any of the Kratos and Nariko Sackboy/girl goodness? :(


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    + Mark Valledor on August 5th, 2008 at 8:52 pm said:

    Of course, stay tuned from news across the pond.


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+ erico316 on August 5th, 2008 at 5:55 pm said:

@mark or others i would love to get all the preorder items please tell me there a way to get them all!!!!!1


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+ Chaos_Bladez on August 5th, 2008 at 6:04 pm said:

I don’t want that other stuff, but I really want the downloadable skins, especially Kratos…
There HAS to be a way to get them without preordering.

For the skins, is it a code to get? Is this code unique for every game?


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+ Dave702 on August 5th, 2008 at 6:04 pm said:

When is the LBP theme for the PS3 coming out?


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    + Chuck Lacson on August 5th, 2008 at 6:51 pm said:

    Working on it. Be sure to look out for future issues of Qore on PSN. :)


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+ ragnarok nine_ on August 5th, 2008 at 6:05 pm said:

Sony, you are the best. I’ve been wanting a Nariko in-game sack girl – You’re delivering. I’ve been wanting a “tangible” sack boy – You’re delivering. AND you’re offering sweet goodies with this game. I’m gonna be very happy this October.


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+ Spideywebs on August 5th, 2008 at 6:08 pm said:

I want a real Kratos sack boy so bad, and I also want the download. Will the Kratos download be available for download for everyone after release? I know everyone says “exclusive” before the release, but I heard that before with the Chains of Olympus demo and the Patapon demo (“exclusive weapon”, which everyone could get)


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    + Chuck Lacson on August 5th, 2008 at 6:56 pm said:

    Really? How did you get the exclusive Patapon weapon without the demo?


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+ JBruno on August 5th, 2008 at 6:10 pm said:

Loved the Nariko sackgirl, stunning piece of art.


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+ FFObsessed on August 5th, 2008 at 6:11 pm said:

Hi Mark, as you are the Marketing Manager of SCEA, I just wanted to mention how I think Sony should put out more Limited/Special/Collector’s Editions of their first party games. As a pretty avid collector I always go for the more expensive collectible versions of games I’m excited for. I also think for the more casual gamers, when they go into a store and see a game with a Special Edition they will give the game more attention as it signifies that the game is a “BIG” release.

I think this is one of the few things Microsoft does better than Sony when it comes to marketing games, they have a Special Edition for pretty much everyone of their published games, they do go a bit overboard perhaps, but I would still like to see Sony give their big releases more special packaging.

I’m sure you’re already on top of this, but a Special Edition LittleBigPlanet (with a Sackboy plushie as people have mentioned) would be an amazing package, and would surely get a lot of people who don’t own a PS3 interested. :)

Thanx.


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+ Wolf26pack on August 5th, 2008 at 6:13 pm said:

Hi,

To those running this Blog. I am posting this here because your “Contact Us” system is simply broken and I cannot send you an email. I continue to get that my “Remarks are Invalid” yet you give no reason as to why. Sorry to get off topic but hopefully they will read this and do something about it.

I wanted to mention and I am sure many have contacted you about this. Everytime someone posts a message on the blog even though it is successfully posted we are given some kind of error. I believe it is a 404 error. We all hope this will be fixed soon.

Also I have contacted you before about being able to change my User ID from Wolf26pack to wolf26pack so that my Gravatar would show up but have yet to hear an answer or given the option to do that myself or even you guys to change it. I hope that can be done and that I hear a response from you guys.

Thank You
Wolf26pack


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+ joeymp on August 5th, 2008 at 6:17 pm said:

What about people who already pre-ordered LittleBigPlanet? I just did it today through Gamestop.com because they were offering free overnight shipping.


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+ PS3Diablo on August 5th, 2008 at 6:18 pm said:

Where can Canadians pre-order LBP ? It’s not listed on Amazon.ca, I really want to pre-order asap !!!!


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    + Mark Valledor on August 5th, 2008 at 9:15 pm said:

    Depends on which items you want…stay tuned


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+ zDiablo on August 5th, 2008 at 6:19 pm said:

Sack Boy (Solid Snake)!!


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+ meepmoopmeep on August 5th, 2008 at 6:20 pm said:

SONY!!!

PLEASE go into merchandising and have plush toy Sackboys!!!


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+ Joe on August 5th, 2008 at 6:23 pm said:

I see you passed over my comment about if you get either Nariko or Kratos with the preorder. So is there a way to get both or will I only be able to get one of them.


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+ greeble on August 5th, 2008 at 6:26 pm said:

Can we pre order the psn version? I really like being able to run crap off my Hard drive and not have to go find the disk. Also kids sometimes wreck my disks and SCEA doesn’t have a replacement disk deal like MS does. For example my 2 year old got a hold of my Hot Shots Golf: Out of bounds disk and now its a coaster. (MS will replace MS published scratched disk for $20 if you mail them the old one. Sony should set up a similar program.)


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    + Mark Valledor on August 5th, 2008 at 9:09 pm said:

    Not sure what you\’ve heard, but there is no PSN version of LittleBigPlanet. This will be Blu-ray disc only.


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+ PHENOMENAL_OTF on August 5th, 2008 at 6:27 pm said:

Hey Mark will this pre order deal apply to Canada as well?


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+ PHENOMENAL_OTF on August 5th, 2008 at 6:27 pm said:

Hey Mark will this pre-order deal apply to Canada as well?


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+ zombiefriend on August 5th, 2008 at 6:29 pm said:

dang that kratos and nariko sackboy is awesome! i would want those stickers too just b/c my girlfriend loves stickers for some reason and she loves LBP so she would definetly love the LBP stickers :3


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+ Xandet on August 5th, 2008 at 6:41 pm said:

hehehehe.. you guys should shaft GameStop with a lame pre-order so everyone buys from a different retailer.

In any case, awesome work! I can’t wait to find out who to pre-order from! (and not to play the echo, but I’d so dig buying a real sackboy/girl and any downloadable Sony game’s characters/levels on the store. Imagine a God of War III level that you could download, and when you get to the end on top of Mt. Olympus, it unlocks a new trailer or demo of that game! The possibilities are so endless it’s mind-boggling!!!!)


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+ un-discovered on August 5th, 2008 at 6:41 pm said:

Bro is aiming for the kratos sackboy


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+ IMTHEONEKILLINU on August 5th, 2008 at 6:43 pm said:

Sweet! Can we get a Solid Snake version too? I’m going to preorder regardless, but this might prove to be cooler than the Fallout3 preorder goodness with the inclusion of a “real” SackBoy!


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+ Gavi on August 5th, 2008 at 6:45 pm said:

Great to hear about the pre-order goodies. Like most I really would like to see Sony go to town with the marketing for this game. Cuddly saackboys are a must and I’m glad to hear you guys are on it. Look forward to hearing more details about this title in the run up to it’s release. Then let the games begin.

Also, I see that there’s a Nariko sackgirl, well what about Kai?


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+ twooh on August 5th, 2008 at 6:49 pm said:

That GOW sack boy is awesome.

I can’t wait to buy this game.

PS: Make sure it’s on Blu-ray. :P


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+ aliluc on August 5th, 2008 at 6:50 pm said:

Ok so i need help. If i bought the 5 dollar reservation card from Target is that like a pre-order? Or if it’s not, can I still pre-order with the 55 dollars left?


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+ chaosatom333 on August 5th, 2008 at 6:51 pm said:

Is LBP going to be a PSN title also with addtion to Blue-ray disc game?


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    + Mark Valledor on August 5th, 2008 at 9:13 pm said:

    Just Blu-ray.


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+ gamerkid99 on August 5th, 2008 at 6:52 pm said:

When will this be active? Is it now? if it is, I’m going to the store early morning to pre-order :D


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+ zookey on August 5th, 2008 at 6:52 pm said:

Heyas! PLEASE make sure that all sackboys are purchasable–I don’t want to have to pick between Nariko and Kratos!

Also, kind of off topic, but can we PLEASE take this as confirmation you guys aren’t dropping Heavenly Sword from your IP’s? That rumor a while back about you dropping HS drove me mad!


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+ Xandet on August 5th, 2008 at 6:52 pm said:

“Is LBP going to be a PSN title also with addtion to Blue-ray disc game?”

YESSIR!!


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    + Mark Valledor on August 5th, 2008 at 9:14 pm said:

    Xandet – sorry BD only.


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+ evilbarney852 on August 5th, 2008 at 6:53 pm said:

darn i just preordered it the other dAy at Gamestop.com, i hope i get something cool, i honestly just want a stuffed sackboy, sorry if i sound like im 5 years old


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+ evilbarney852 on August 5th, 2008 at 6:56 pm said:

I just preordered the other day at Gamestop.com, I hope i still get something cool. I really just want a stuffed sackboy, sorry if i sound like a 5 year old.


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+ linebeginstoblur on August 5th, 2008 at 7:06 pm said:

@Chuck Lacson, responding to #170 Spideywebs

I think what he might be referring to is how you needed the demo to get the weapon, and the only way to get the demo was to preorder the game through GameStop to get a UMD demo, and everyone said that that was the ONLY way to get the weapon, but then, when the game was close to release, we found out, “Just kidding, here’s a free downloadable demo that anyone can download.” So this “exclusive preorder bonus” wasn’t as exclusive anymore now that anyone could easily get it for free. In this case, we want to know if it’s strictly a preorder bonus or if it will be available to everyone eventually, just like with the Patapon weapon.

Isn’t that what you meant, Spidey?


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+ singhjeet29 on August 5th, 2008 at 7:10 pm said:

1st of all, do you get all of these by pre-ordering?

Second where can I pre-order to get all these goodies?


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+ ScarSlasher on August 5th, 2008 at 7:11 pm said:

I need more info on this preorder program.

When does it start? What stores? Can you get these deals if you’ve already preordered?

And how does it work? Do you get a peice of paper (with a code on it) with your preorder? Or a swag bag or something with the code for DLC download inside?


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+ darksan00 on August 5th, 2008 at 7:12 pm said:

will there be PSN available for mexico when LBP comes out? also, give us a snake sackboy, and it’s all done


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+ Ipswich772 on August 5th, 2008 at 7:12 pm said:

Will it be hitting Europe?


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+ KnaveX on August 5th, 2008 at 7:13 pm said:

Mark and Chuck, I love you guys.


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