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LittleBigPlanet 2 – The LittleBigFAQ

Mark Valledor's Avatar + Posted by Mark Valledor on May 20, 2010 // Marketing Manager, SCEA

Greetings fellow Sackboys! With the announcement of LittleBigPlanet 2 last week, we know you have a ton of questions for us. Add to that, all the new PLAY elements, CREATE tools and SHARE evolutions we want to tell you about. So, we thought we’d answer a lot of the repeating questions we’ve seen on all the web comments out there. In weeks to come, expect more and more detailed tid-bits, new LBP2 news, special announcements and other good stuff from our team…

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Backwards Compatibility

Are the LittleBigPlanet DLC costumes going to be compatible with LBP2?

Yes, any LBP1 costumes purchased on the PlayStation Store will be compatible with LittleBigPlanet 2 – We can’t wait to see you what you guys do with the various costumes combined with the new cinematic tools!

I hope this is on a FAQ – are the first LBP and GOTY edition levels going to be included with LBP2?

The wonderfully fun LBP1 story levels will remain unique to its Blu-ray disc, but you’ll see familiar elements/tools/items as part of the foundation for LittleBigPlanet 2. And while the community levels will be unique to the GOTY edition – hopefully if you guys vote for us again, you’ll see something similar in the future…

Will any of the new costume DLC that will be released after LBP2 is released be compatable with the first game?

LittleBigPlanet 2 has been redesigned with a completely new graphics engine, so costumes and upcoming DLC designed for LittleBigPlanet 2 will not be compatible for LBP1 players.

Will all the costumes/stickers/decoration/DLC we collected in LBP1 be usable in LBP2?

We’re working hard to ensure that everything you’ve collected from LittleBigPlanet can be used in the new game. Certainly anything you’ve picked up from the PSN Store will be fully present and correct in LittleBigPlanet 2, the only time something might not quite work perfectly is if it has been created by another player using a ‘glitched’ object of some kind. Even then we’re optimistic that all of the existing content you’ve collected will continue to work.

    DLC

    Any idea when we’ll be getting that Sephiroth skin?

    Nothing confirmed yet, but don’t worry we still have this in our plans…

    Whatever happened to the Marvel Comics themed costume pack that was supposed to come out a year or so ago? I REALLY wanted a Wolverine Sackboy and it’s quite disheartening that something so cool was announced and shown and then never mentioned again.

    We announced the partnership at Comic-Con last year (but no release date). It takes a bit of production time to get everything lined up, but hopefully you’ll hear some announcements soon.

    Will LBP2 include from launch day all the DLC of LBP1? Including costumes level packs and all that good stuff?

    Because of the backwards compatibility for LBP1 DLC, all the costumes on the PlayStation Store will still be available for purchase. Expect to see a ton more content in the next few months, including the eventual LittleBigPlanet 2 DLC.

Future Tech

Will it be in 720p or 1080p?

LittleBigPlanet 2 is getting a completely new graphical overhaul, so stay tuned for a future LittleBigPlanet 2 post, where we’ll cover off on more specifics like this.

    PLAY elements

    Sackboy, no matter what costumes he wears still looks like Sackboy in LBP1, seeing the new costumes in LBP2 has this idea been lost?

    Some of the new costumes we’ve shown for LittleBigPlanet 2 are certainly unconventional, but then Sackboy has an eclectic wardrobe taste. At the end of the day however, he’s still Sackboy and we’ll be sticking close to making him look that way no matter what the costume.

    Will Stephen Fry be narrating it again?

    Yes, your (and our) favorite narrator will be back for LittleBigPlanet 2.

    Will this game have the 50 levels single player like the first game or is this just a big create kit?

    LittleBigPlanet 2 is a whole new game, so just like the original you get a full storyline for Sackboy to play thru. Add to that the endless possibilities of the evolved Create and Share modes, where you’ll see completely different gameplay experiences in the community levels.

CREATE tools

Can I electrify/set things on fire using switches and logic? What has happened to emitters in LBP2? Are they much easier to use? Has dissolve material changed? How many layers will there be and what different types?

Expect some lots more details about CREATE mode at this year’s E3.

I heard of custom Voice Acting. Confirm or Deny.

Confirm!

    Sackbots

    Does Sackbot have to look like a robot or can I change his form to any creature?

    Nope, Sackbots are totally customizable, from their reactions to their clothing/skins.

    Just to double check, we’ll be able to have evil Sackboys as bad guys?

    There’s no such thing as an evil Sackboy – just some mischievious ones…Sackbots, on the other hand, can have a mind of their own.

    Can you program Sackbots to activate swithces? *Example* giving them jobs on a pirate ship.

    Stay tuned, we have a specific “Sackbots” feature planned in an upcoming LittleBigPlanet 2 post – we just hope you provide your Pirate Sackbots the proper minimum wages :)

General

I just saw the LBP2 box art pop up on Twitter…Why didn’t you guys post it here?

Glad you noticed, but don’t get too attached to that piece of art – It’s something we put together from the artwork created for an exclusive EDGE Magazine cover article. And while we love it, its definitely NOT final box art.

Are you guys going to be at E3? I hope so, every gamer in the world needs to see LBP2!

Of course we’ll be at E3, the bigger question is…will you?

Will there be a Sackboy costume contest again?

I sure hope so, we had so many great entries last time. And now that we have more fans and more people familiar with what can be done, we can’t imagine how creative you guys can get. Stay tuned.

Will there be any pre-order goodies?

Yup. Expect announcements later down the line. We have to make sure all the “i”s are dotted and “t”s are crossed.

What is the name of the song on the video. I can’t get it out of my mind!

The song “Sleepyhead” is from the group Passion Pit. And we’re glad you all like it!

Hopefully this will answer a lot of questions out there, if not, feel free to ask and we’ll start up another FAQ session…

//Add Your Own

199 Comments   11 Replies

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+ HaecEsneLegas on May 21st, 2010 at 10:36 am said:

One thing is a absolute must for LBP2

Water,…but in your goody bag, so you can shape it and have little puddles, or lakes. Unlike LBP1 where it floods your whole level and you can’t control depth and width very well.


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+ Mr_B_Ram on May 21st, 2010 at 11:50 am said:

let me say 1st, my whole family(Quad-Ram) is anxiously awaiting lbp2. my three yr. old(ziggy_ram) has been publishing levels on part 1 and we cant wait 2 see him with new tools. his levels may not b the best, or even make sense for that matter. but, he does it all himself, i guess from watching us. i never sat down n showed him how, he learns like the rest of us, n he’s been playing since he was 1. he was playing cod mw1 & mw2 and other (adult) games. he just gets so violent. little big planet is a much better choice he loves it! next mo. is his 4th b-day, we have mnr reserved for him. christmas will b little big planet 2, move bundle, extra move (some games take 2?) controller, and eye pet. i’m glad there are so many age appropriate games the whole family can enjoy together. Thanks again SONY, from Quad_Ram.


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+ Cloud_Fury on May 21st, 2010 at 12:11 pm said:

I have a few questions.What would the video cut scenes time limit be(I heard 5 minutes)?and is that time limit per cut scene or level? Also will The levels be smaller the LBP1 levels? its hard to improve graphics,physic and everything else while making it larger.also I want a crown I have a friend with one(joeli83er) it makes me so mad seeing it.I suck at art but I built things that while never getting any plays should of at least got me something.(a silver crown that say nice try we know your special and not in that 1 of a kind way).Grappling hooks,space ship shooter,My 2d remake of a old game that you dodge cars as you drive by.A buddy that lets you double and triple jump.So the question will we be able to get a crown for making something truly unique and good.Was making a quiz show might finish it for LBP2.Also please do go into more details about sackbot.I was wanting to make a shooter but I want him to be able to jump in an out of cover just like we do.Also will Ice make it in this time as a danger.


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+ Cloud_Fury on May 21st, 2010 at 12:40 pm said:

Will there be a way to alter gravity.and I dont mean a cheesy dark matter piston and knife combo. A blade tool to make other things kill like the spikes/knife.I also want you to go over to Zipper and ask for help on your netcode.They have 256 people on 1 game no lag.4 people on lbp and it lags I would hate to have all these improvements and find there is still considerably lag.I haven’t read anything about improving the lag and I know alot of it was the level designers fault because of to many Items in a small space.I would also like to know if creating a HUD is possible.(I had a timer that always stayed in front of sackboy but it basically was so large it took up almost half a large levels resources would be nice if that were coded into the game)And not just a timer but a life bar if that fits the type of game you make(example: 5 hearts is full life and getting hit by a paintball takes away a heart or getting slapped)Will there be any Wind I think it would add alot to the game and the possibilitys.


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+ Cloud_Fury on May 21st, 2010 at 1:01 pm said:

And yes I have more.Will you work on a sword just make it out of paint,swings and does 1 pt. of damage like the paint ball but can be setup like the paintball gun.so 1,15 or infinite use would be possible.Of course thats if you don’t already have 1.Another question will LBP2 automatically use the LBP levels on my moon are will I have to import them.Also I want more light option like 1 spotlight can light all 3 layers so I don’t have to use 3.I will stop here for now Sorry I had to triple post PS3 browsers text limit sucks.


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+ Cerebruda on May 21st, 2010 at 2:37 pm said:

Man I have the LBP GAME OF THE YEAR EDITION it means that have DLC costumes and packs these costumes and packs are going to have backwards compatibility with the LBP2???


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+ Cloud_Fury on May 21st, 2010 at 3:54 pm said:

More questions,will we be able to do more with are stickers?What I mean is alot of the stickers I made needed to be edited.Say to make the background of the sticker clear so it doesn’t have a blue background when I want just a sticker of my sackboy.Will we be able to use pictures from our hard drives?this shouldn’t be anymore more of a copyright issues then using the pseye to take a picture.A picture is a picture no matter the resolution.So just because we could have hd quality images with a upload shouldn’t be the reason.Would we be able to link multiple levels from just 1 level?(example Alpha-Male22′s LBAds level would be great if at the flick of a switch you could start loading what ever levels ad your looking at)Also direct imput for piston and anything elses length.So i don’t have to scroll to 500 just type 500.


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+ XxHernandez41xX on May 21st, 2010 at 5:17 pm said:

Awesome I Love little big planet cant wait until LBP2 comes out


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+ MEGA11BEN on May 21st, 2010 at 6:50 pm said:

Yay!!!
Everything to make our lovely littlebigplanet better!!!


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+ kidkingdomruler on May 21st, 2010 at 8:29 pm said:

I have a question!
Actually, a few.
First off: I’ve seen the grapple hook tool in the preview video. How exactly does that work, and will more in-game tools like it be in LBP2?

And: I’ve heard a rumor that LBP2 will have little chips that you can pretty much make it do anything you want, like a built in calculator. Is this true?

That’s all I have for now…


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+ marcuszero105 on May 21st, 2010 at 9:02 pm said:

I’m so excited about LBP2.. I’m just so impatient.. :(


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+ puppy3 on May 21st, 2010 at 10:09 pm said:

Will I be able to make the sackbots do anything. Like have super humans jump on a car and destroy it? I can’t wait for E3. And will you be able to throw players and sackbots with the grappling hook? Yes or No. Thank you


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+ lostinc on May 22nd, 2010 at 12:09 am said:

I have LBP GOTY how would i use the DLC that is on the disc in LBP2 Mark?


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+ tyger1313 on May 22nd, 2010 at 2:55 am said:

will the players b able 2 type in a certain job 4 a sackbot, and it will do it


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+ acomplishmentman on May 22nd, 2010 at 6:06 am said:

plz make lbp2 come out before november 15 2010


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+ acomplishmentman on May 22nd, 2010 at 6:10 am said:

mark i almost convined 2 of my friends to get a ps3 they r coming over just to play lbp


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+ JotGeh on May 22nd, 2010 at 8:49 am said:

Hej :-)

In the trailers it seems that the central room to choose the level is a new one with no walls or something or it is invisible… Will there be the possibility to decorate it again or is it a really new one with other gimmicks?


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+ VVaIdo on May 22nd, 2010 at 9:50 am said:

It will be REALLY sick if we can make our pod like we would a level. Now that’s customization


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+ ThePineapplizer on May 22nd, 2010 at 1:21 pm said:

So ‘microchips’ can be programmed to like, make something dance when it passes something?
Do you just slap it onto something and the effects take place?
Er what.


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+ MrNachoz on May 22nd, 2010 at 3:45 pm said:

A few questions:
1. Will you be able to emit sackbots to make an everlasting army, or a zombie survival?
2. Can you glue or bolt objects to a sackbot, say a thin cardboard guitar, and have him act like you are playing it?
3. Are they going to have new items for the costumes, such as a guitar on your torso that you can mess around with, or other things like that? An idea for a new hand-held object could be a ps3 controller.
4. What about the Slipknot costumes? I heard from a friends you guys were comic out with that in June. Any info on that?
I’d really like these questions to be answered. Thx! :D


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+ SLURPEE__QUEEN on May 22nd, 2010 at 3:48 pm said:

BLAH BLAH BLAH BLAH BLAH ” LOOK WHY HAVE A PERSONAL SPACE IN HOME & NOT GIVE IT AWAY LIKE THE BAT CAVE ” ?? with the batman arkham assyam game PRETTY LAME “


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+ tyger1313 on May 23rd, 2010 at 8:50 am said:

it would b so cool of y’all guys 2 put the lbp2 beta in the ps store. plz tell me all the dlc packs that com lbp gotye will b on lbp2


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+ Tecnoboy1 on May 23rd, 2010 at 10:02 am said:

I’ve got a question about game release dates in general: Why is it that games that are revealed looking complete take 6 months+ to actually be released?! It’s so anoying having to wait so long!


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+ Cloud_Fury on May 23rd, 2010 at 10:54 am said:

@Tecnoboy1 well you see once they have all the engine updates running perfect they still need time to test it under different circumstances.This puts LBP at a disadvantage because they can’t just test the story mode and say its good.They need to test every parts interactions to make sure it will run properly for you their paying consumer.But thats not the only thing here they have updated the graphics so it might appear to be done but their still working out kinks in the engine.Graphics are what gets focused on last for most games but I believe this improvement is mainly just the engine.Not months of polished 3D models.But moving on they also have to get Sonys approval with could take anywhere from 2 weeks to 2 months if it doesn’t cause any problems.If it does the approval process restarts once the problems fixed.


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+ pAmbAm on May 23rd, 2010 at 11:34 am said:

so in lbp2 we will have all our non dlc stuff that we got from story mode?


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+ pAmbAm on May 23rd, 2010 at 11:36 am said:

About the Marvel costume pack will it have more than just wolverine,ironman and captain america?


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+ pAmbAm on May 23rd, 2010 at 11:43 am said:

In lbp2 will there be more room to make levels and will we have more levels to make?


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+ Kirkpad on May 23rd, 2010 at 5:58 pm said:

All I know, is that all the glitchy levels from LBP1 better play exactly the same in LBP 2.

This includes 3D layer glitches, the thermometer glitch, and so on.


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+ Gam3rdud3man303 on May 23rd, 2010 at 6:54 pm said:

Will there be a Little Big Planet 2 demo? If so, when should we expect to see it on the PlayStation Store?


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+ botes1234 on May 23rd, 2010 at 7:07 pm said:

wats E3 is it tru that u can make ur own music


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+ Cloud_Fury on May 23rd, 2010 at 7:58 pm said:

@Kirkpad they said their trying to make sure that most of the glitchs still work.50/100 layer glitch will most likely work or have a legitimate tool to do it.Not sure about the other though depends on how much they have altered the engine. @Gam3rdud3man303 Yea there probably will be a demo but it might not be out till after the game releases when they will have the people to spare.But you never know they could release one before the game but honestly I would rather they finish up the game first.@botes1234 E3 is the Electronic Entertainment Expo its were game companies show off all there new games and tech.Also you could make your own music in LBP so I would expect it to be there in 2 and probably much easier to make.


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+ Cloud_Fury on May 23rd, 2010 at 8:08 pm said:

another question will we get more instruments.allways thought we were missing lots.Would ask for any instruments you could think of.From a acoustic guitar to a zither and everything in between.


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+ Flex654 on May 24th, 2010 at 7:09 am said:

I LOVE Sackbots in the way you can dress them up and make them look like other players. Me and all my friends on LBP1 are freaking out over this game. Also, 1 question, can I use gravity to control Sackbots? Because then I could make a space level with Sackbots floating around XD. Tell me what you think!

Flex654 (known as “Flex”)


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+ Strodigy on May 24th, 2010 at 12:02 pm said:

There was a question i always wanted to ask since the pirates pack came out in LBP. I was wondering if you were ever going to add something like a fill with water tool. Because you know how if you add water to a level its basically a lake or ocean leveling the whole level. It would be great if i could have just filled a certain area, instead of having water all over. Have you guys ever thought about this? Thanks in advance!


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+ iNathanM on May 24th, 2010 at 12:23 pm said:

Heey :]

Just wondering, can we use the DLC which was included on the disk of Little Big Planet Game of the Year? If so how will this work?


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+ a7xrulz on May 24th, 2010 at 1:03 pm said:

Will there be proper sticker making tools?


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+ Cloud_Fury on May 24th, 2010 at 3:05 pm said:

a couple more things to ask.Will we be able to share outfits with other players?Will you increase the amount of outfits?the max is 200 would love for you to push that to at least 500 but infinite would be best.I would also want to be able to back them up on the harddrive.That way no matter what the max is will be able to keep them and make more.Also could you give us more then a weeks notice of DLC so people have plenty of time to go buy a psn card before release.I was also wondering if we would be able to make some things unbreakable(exp: pistons always break when put under to much stain while nice and real I would like the option to make it unbreakable rope and rods also) If you guys at MM every run out of ideas just hit me up you have my PSN and the site mods have access to my Email.


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+ Cloud_Fury on May 24th, 2010 at 3:17 pm said:

more still I bet I starting to make who every has to read this mad.Popit organization so we can move things to the order we would like them to be.I know not a question but would be nice to know if its coming or not,always thought it would come to LBP after the update that allowed us to backup data increased the profile limit.Will their be any internet features?facebook,twitter and youtube would be great. But I also wondering if we will be able to see the web page for our published levels from in game and if so can we alter the web page from within LBP2?


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+ Flex654 on May 24th, 2010 at 5:02 pm said:

Wow Cloud_Fury, you ask a lot of questions. :D


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+ Flex654 on May 24th, 2010 at 5:05 pm said:

I’m not meaning to offend you. D:


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+ Cloud_Fury on May 24th, 2010 at 8:34 pm said:

Amusing.There not all mine though.


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+ Flex654 on May 25th, 2010 at 6:57 am said:

I don’t know, I’m just ALL over LBP2 so I haven’t stopped commenting this page. XD


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+ Flex654 on May 25th, 2010 at 7:00 am said:

Whens the last time Mark has answered our questions…. :(


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+ amchornet76 on May 25th, 2010 at 7:54 am said:

uhhh what about the GOTY edition lbp i for one bought it and it broke after 1 year i sent it in to the replacement plan and they sent back the orignal could you guys send me a code or something so i can get every thing back i could send u a picture of the receipt also if i dont have the content with out the disk HOW IM I GONA GET IT ON LBP 2 ANWSER THESE QUESTIONS PLEASE YOU IGNORED THE OTHERS LIKE THIS PLEASE ANSWER PLEASE


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+ Cloud_Fury on May 25th, 2010 at 8:52 am said:

@Flex654  I don’t think he likes commenting.And thats fine I have just been giving questions for the next FAQ. @amchornet76  If you really did get your GOTY LBP replaced with the original version call Sony they have to send you a GOTY LBP just make sure to have a copy of the original receipt to send in(the law requires them to replace it with something of equal or greater value).I would also try to find your service code that they sent you when you requested a replacement.Now WTH did you do to it Blu-Ray disc are not easy to damage how did it break. Question will LBP2 keep all the original content?All backgrounds,unlocked items,sounds ect while adding more.If so space might become a issue for you.So will LBP2 be the first to use the 100gig Blu-Ray if so that would be great.If not it would take away any limit you guys our hitting I am pretty sure the 100gig Blu-Ray is already available to you if you request it from Sony. although that might make it 69.99$ instead of 59.99$.But I pay extra for more content.


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+ HaecEsneLegas on May 25th, 2010 at 10:08 am said:

What are some of the new create tools?


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+ HaecEsneLegas on May 25th, 2010 at 10:09 am said:

Will the sack-bots be able to grab items like sackboy?


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+ HaecEsneLegas on May 25th, 2010 at 10:12 am said:

Can you customize a sack-bot to look the same as a sackboy?


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+ HaecEsneLegas on May 25th, 2010 at 10:16 am said:

Somthing I just thaught of and it has nothing to do with little big planet, does anyone know what Haec Esne Legas means????


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+ HaecEsneLegas on May 25th, 2010 at 10:19 am said:

Is the background on LBP2 easier to make? The only way I know to do it on LBP1 is through a glitch.


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