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TGS 08: Sackboy Solid Snake and Sephiroth to join LittleBigPlanet

Jeff Rubenstein's Avatar + Posted by Jeff Rubenstein on Oct 08, 2008 // Sr. Social Media Manager

Minutes ago on the Tokyo Game Show show floor, the Kratos and Nariko Sackboys/girls made a couple of new friends. Welcome Sackboy Solid Snake and Sackboy Sephiroth!

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I caught up to Media Molecule’s Alex Evans minutes before the announcement was made, and he talked about this dream collaboration:

It all started with the Helghast thing. It was really funny because we were aware of a lot of possibilities of who we could work with. I remember the first time that Final Fantasy was mentioned, and there was a bet over whether it would be happened since it’s such a precious franchise.

And with Metal Gear, I bought my PS1 for Metal Gear Solid, and I didn’t have a memory card – so I left the game on when I went to work and came home and played some more.

To be involved with MGS is… slightly bizarre. When we were looking at what options as a studio we’d have to work with, they were under the “yeah, right!” category of games.

LittleBigPlanet
and Sackboy have a strong identity and flavor. So then you try to find the translation to Metal Gear and Sephiroth, and the guys that made the characters really brought the flavors of LittleBigPlanet and Metal Gear together and kept the flavor of both of them

[On Final Fantasy collaboration:] It’s a whole universe, and they’ve built up this ethos. And we’re honored to be let into that universe.

We’l have more details on LittleBigPlanet’s newest residents soon. In the meantime, click here for more hi-res pics.

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+ tenklo on October 9th, 2008 at 12:38 am said:

to me this game looks amazing and these sackboy and sackgirl they make….. i just hope that a gamer that plays the game can do something like that so we will have crossplayer sackboy and girl everywhere


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+ DawnOfAshes on October 9th, 2008 at 12:51 am said:

little big planet has changed ……..


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+ Crimson_Ryan on October 9th, 2008 at 1:07 am said:

This is an overloaded ion-particle megaton cannon of adorable.


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+ paul-p1988 on October 9th, 2008 at 1:11 am said:

i SOOOOOOOOOO want the old snake skin :D


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+ railenmiles on October 9th, 2008 at 1:16 am said:

SONIC SACKBOY!!! I want a sonic the hedgehog sackboy! pretty please wif sugar on top!!

OOOhhh oOOHh! And TAILS!!
Screw the rest of the sonic cast.

Okay maybe knuckles, and Amy since she first started on sonic CD.


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+ CitizenInsane27 on October 9th, 2008 at 1:23 am said:

Cool stuff. Even more reason to pick the game up. I want more news from TGS though.


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+ FeaturePreacher on October 9th, 2008 at 1:24 am said:

I hope that the guys at Sony know that they need to advertise how you can play any kind of game in LBP. The ad should show Sackboys playing well known games like Jenga, pinball, plinko, tetris, etc. Also it should show that if there’s a game that wasn’t shown, it can be created.


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+ arki24885 on October 9th, 2008 at 1:45 am said:

Sepiroth Rulez!!


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+ DudeFX on October 9th, 2008 at 2:07 am said:

I assume this will be a paid costume and rightfully so, looks good. Please bring on the premium costumes and add-ons on 10/21.


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+ EvoAnubis on October 9th, 2008 at 2:15 am said:

Freaking. AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


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+ Aliarse on October 9th, 2008 at 2:27 am said:

How do we get our hands on these then?


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+ Awbee on October 9th, 2008 at 3:04 am said:

Any chance for other FF chars or even the summons? They would fit in nicely *carbuncle sackboy*


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+ AranhaHunter on October 9th, 2008 at 3:09 am said:

Sephroth is missing his trademark sword.


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+ geckoman on October 9th, 2008 at 3:17 am said:

I want an Aeris Sackgirl :)
Btw. I’ll buy this game for sure, even without Seph & Co


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+ chartchaiganan on October 9th, 2008 at 3:19 am said:

omg can’t wait for those!


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+ Morphine16 on October 9th, 2008 at 3:19 am said:

I need to get my hands on those ASAP, details?


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+ Richlando on October 9th, 2008 at 3:19 am said:

Could LBP be any cooler? This is awesome news..keep them coming please!! Simply amazing game indeed.


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+ BigRon3400 on October 9th, 2008 at 3:33 am said:

And the numerous undecided consumers all declared at once….Ok, now I’m buying LBP for sure!

Sephiroth FTW!


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+ Yaminoshyuen on October 9th, 2008 at 4:09 am said:

Ohh my god Seph is soo cute. I knew snake was gonna be cool.. but seph is adorable. and i just saw the new trailer with the nre stuff from the game stop pre-order. it is soo sweet.

i do have to ask. is seph gonna be one of the costumes we are going to have to create, already be selectable, or have to unlock it some how?

and i can’t wait till november to get my real sackboy plushie…. his smile makes me laugh caz he is soo happy and cute!!


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+ neo_bahamut on October 9th, 2008 at 4:14 am said:

Awesome, how about a Raiden Sack Boy?


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+ ari_solid86 on October 9th, 2008 at 4:19 am said:

Oh my god! this is awesome, when these two legends are going to be available for the game?


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+ Kratos10 on October 9th, 2008 at 4:27 am said:

does it cost any monies?


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+ wiitendotriple on October 9th, 2008 at 4:43 am said:

Please tell me that these aren’t going to cost any more money. Also, will there be exclusive levels added to the Nariko character? I just bought the pre-order bonus from Best Buy to get the character, and if you guys add another code for extra levels I’m going to be PISSED if they don’t give it to me!


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+ C-h-a-o-s on October 9th, 2008 at 4:44 am said:

Old Snake sack boy has got to come out as some sort of actual item for purchase (a real item I can hold). My office has to have it.


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+ Zool on October 9th, 2008 at 4:58 am said:

Yeah!! Old Snake in LBP!!!!


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+ Daver on October 9th, 2008 at 5:13 am said:

Thats Great! Old snake! its gonna be awesome


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+ Ninja89 on October 9th, 2008 at 5:22 am said:

hell yeah, thats great, but how to get those?


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+ jazzyrider on October 9th, 2008 at 5:29 am said:

Very cool! What other PS3 (or other console) game char can we expect to be imported to LBP? Or how about Super Mario or Sonic?


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+ COOL__JOSH on October 9th, 2008 at 5:31 am said:

How would you be able to get these characters on LBP, is it just people that preorder?


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+ Zorox on October 9th, 2008 at 5:37 am said:

Is this the best Sony is going to announce at TGS? Man, we are gonna go yet another year without RPGs.


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+ GGCAN on October 9th, 2008 at 5:39 am said:

Thanks Jeff was really impressed with the beta…much more than what I was expecting.


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+ Kenshin001 on October 9th, 2008 at 5:44 am said:

Sony lost Tekken 6 as exclusive and all we’ve got to show for it is two themed sackboys.

Weak.

I do believe LBP will flop in Japan. I hope it won’t but I think it will. There is no back up either. WKS is December, GT5 nowhere to be seen, little to nothing new announced of interest to the Japanese market.


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+ jazzyrider on October 9th, 2008 at 6:06 am said:

Oh ya – how are we getting these? Another pre-order scam? ;-) …j/k


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+ JustVashu on October 9th, 2008 at 6:08 am said:

I sooo want them. Good job guys.


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+ womfalcs3 on October 9th, 2008 at 6:17 am said:

Snake!!! Oh man I want Solid Snake.


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+ KazeEternal on October 9th, 2008 at 6:21 am said:

Nice, I want O.O


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+ dustypeaches on October 9th, 2008 at 6:23 am said:

From what I’m reading off of SCEI’s website, these are going to be DLC released at a later date and they will cost an undisclosed amount of money. Is this true?


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+ fed315 on October 9th, 2008 at 6:28 am said:

add joker from dark knight that be hot but thay look cool too and x-man all


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+ Violater on October 9th, 2008 at 6:29 am said:

This whole preorder here get this character BS needs to stop.
Give me the tools to make my own damn costume MM/SONY


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+ dragonzblaze on October 9th, 2008 at 6:44 am said:

this game is bigger than i tought thank god i preoredred it definaletly getting snake and sephiroth sackboys bring on the whole ff7 and mgs crew this is game owns big time XD


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+ stinkey on October 9th, 2008 at 6:54 am said:

where’s the cigarette? for Snake? they still look Awesome


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+ Takehaniyasubiko on October 9th, 2008 at 7:02 am said:

Lame.


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+ .Seiven. on October 9th, 2008 at 7:07 am said:

WOOHOO I cannot wait…now do we get Octocamo as well?

lol I am so fraking excited about LBP…loving the beta…had my copy paid off for almost a year now.


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+ XxBoR1CuAxX on October 9th, 2008 at 7:13 am said:

sweet give me more


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+ Nynja on October 9th, 2008 at 7:21 am said:

Question:

Any chance that these costumes (all of them) will be available for purchase later? As of now, I would have to buy 2 copies of LBP to get the Kratos (GameStop) and Nariko (BestBuy) costumes.

On that note, I’m sure you guys have a list of characters you want to add or are currently working on. But I figured I would throw some out there in case you guys may have missed them;

- Cloud, Zak, Tidus, Yuna (Final Fantasy chars)
- Ratchet & Clank
- Jak & Daxter
- Altair (Assassin’s Creed)
- Sweet-Tooth (Twisted Metal)
- Yoshimitsu, Hiatchi (Tekken chars)
- Ryu, Ken, Chun-Li (Street Fighter chars)
- Nathan Hale and/or Chimera
- Nathan Drake & Sully
- Crash Bandicoot
- SOCOM Navy Seal
- Big Daddy (BioShock)
- Nero or Dante (DMC series)

How about some real people?
- Hideo Kojima (oh yea!)
- Kaz Hiari
- Jack Trenton
- Seth Lusi
- Mark Valledor
- Jeff Rubenstein
- Ted Price

Some of them are off the wall suggestions, but maybe they would spark some more ideas. Anyway, thanks for the great game and keep up the great work MM!


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+ darkiewonder on October 9th, 2008 at 7:21 am said:

NICE! but you misspelled Vamp and missing his image on there. ;(

Needs a hairy chest costume too!


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+ Scodo_Thope on October 9th, 2008 at 7:28 am said:

Sweet!

The beta is Kick A$$!

The textures are crazy!

Truly Epic!

:P


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+ Rai_11 on October 9th, 2008 at 7:35 am said:

this is amazing news!!!


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+ squirrel448 on October 9th, 2008 at 7:38 am said:

Will these skins be available upon release, or are they japan-only content or available for purchase or what?

Cause I am totally getting the sephiroth one.


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