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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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+ STMaraj on October 9th, 2008 at 3:26 pm said:

LOL, that’s so cool. I wonder what they will think of next?


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+ Ed187 on October 9th, 2008 at 3:50 pm said:

Sweet


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+ Blacklit on October 9th, 2008 at 4:50 pm said:

niiiiiiice!


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+ Chaos_Bladez on October 9th, 2008 at 4:55 pm said:

Man that’s awesome. They’d even be more awesome free. :D


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+ Lrgking on October 9th, 2008 at 6:07 pm said:

OMG OMG OMG!!!!

Lol @ 8!

“Sack!? SACKKK?!?! SAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAACCCCKKKKKKKKKKKK!!!!!!!”


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+ beto22 on October 9th, 2008 at 7:55 pm said:

Hello Alex Evans and everyone from Media Molecue. First of all, i would love to thank you for adding me into your Beta. Its my favourite game and it didnt even come out yet. Secondly, would you please make a sackboy of Issac fom Dead Space? That would be really kool. Im totally going to support this game in every way. DLC here i come. Thank you for your time.

Please reply, it’s my first blog post


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+ VoodooVyper on October 9th, 2008 at 8:07 pm said:

rofl @ Old Sack


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+ nuclearviper6606 on October 9th, 2008 at 8:11 pm said:

this definatly makes me wanna get this now


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+ nuclearviper6606 on October 9th, 2008 at 8:43 pm said:

will there be like extra downladble charcters after launch for lbp


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+ lostprophetpr on October 9th, 2008 at 10:24 pm said:

lol


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+ nxp3 on October 10th, 2008 at 8:52 am said:

Man I can’t wait to get my hands on this. But where can we get it…I’m not preordering anything from gamestop…ever so if this is like that than no deal for me.


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+ blazndragon0 on October 10th, 2008 at 2:16 pm said:

looks awesome~


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+ psx_warrior on October 10th, 2008 at 7:33 pm said:

Sephirsack.


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+ artofwar420 on October 10th, 2008 at 8:02 pm said:

Ok this is super awesome.


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+ SnuBBeN on October 11th, 2008 at 8:37 am said:

what is the release date for the demo?


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+ Rhez on October 11th, 2008 at 1:42 pm said:

Ha ha ha! I love it!

@Yawn_monkeyboy: Yeah since most of us are not insane enough to pre-order multiple copies to get all the characters we can only hope that some year they will be available on PSN at least for purchase.

So I was stuck in traffic (normal in Los Angeles) and I look up at see Sackboy doing his victory pose. It’s the first time I’ve seen a billboard for LBP. It made me smile. I know it’s only a couple of weeks but I can’t wait.


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+ Darkness57 on October 11th, 2008 at 2:16 pm said:

Bioshock, Far Cry 2, Eternal Sonata, and LittleBigPlanet all coming out on the 21st. I’m gonna be broke by the end of this month. The Sephiroth Costume looks awesome by the way.


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+ GrimReaper987 on October 13th, 2008 at 3:04 pm said:

when will these be downloadable?


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+ byron_hinson on October 17th, 2008 at 10:20 am said:

Guess i’ll comment on the delay here – disappointed really as for any other religion there would never ever have been a delay and with MM did to get a patch ready right away was all that was needed.


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+ Wuggyboobeaufuf on October 18th, 2008 at 3:45 pm said:

I’m waiting for the Sackgirl with a veil.


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+ gam3r95 on October 28th, 2008 at 8:57 am said:

Team up with Ubisoft and make an Altair sackboy!


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+ nitel on October 29th, 2008 at 9:40 pm said:

yeah snake is the best


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+ Flaming_Axe on October 30th, 2008 at 8:19 pm said:

They should get some R&C skins…


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