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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…

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+ Cloud_Fury on May 25th, 2010 at 1:31 pm said:

@HaecEsneLegas they will talk more about the new tools and other creation related things at E3.I don’t know if they can use items like a paintball gun but they should be able to grab a spong and move it.Yes you can make the sackbots look like a normal sackboy.No idea what your name means.And they haven’t said anything about costume backgrounds so we may have to keep using the 50/100 glitch to make or own.And yes I will keep answering questions that might take the place of something more important on the next FAQ.


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+ Toksyuryel on May 25th, 2010 at 3:53 pm said:

Have you guys considered making an import feature so that players who own the original game and/or the GOTY edition can make the levels from those discs playable in LBP2? (Like what they did in Rock Band 2, to make the songs from Rock Band 1 playable in it only for people who owned it in the first place).


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+ amchornet76 on May 25th, 2010 at 4:14 pm said:

cloud furry it happend with the box the thing that holds on to the disc cracked the disk in the middle the crack went over onto the playstation in the middle and i cant do that now because lbp GOTY edition is onley 30$ now


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+ HaecEsneLegas on May 25th, 2010 at 6:27 pm said:

Making our pod just like we do a level would be totaly radical!!


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+ Strodigy on May 25th, 2010 at 6:39 pm said:

here 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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+ Strodigy on May 25th, 2010 at 6:40 pm said:

here 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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+ Flex654 on May 25th, 2010 at 6:46 pm said:

soooooooo Strodigy, why are you repeating the same question over and over? P.S LBP ModNation Racers DLC is AWESOME!!!


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+ Flex654 on May 25th, 2010 at 6:48 pm said:

Oh, and I will try to answer peoples questions that I know the answer for. :)


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+ Strodigy on May 25th, 2010 at 6:57 pm said:

well wouldnt you agree with what i said? They didn’t answer my question yet but its a good and reasonable question too.


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+ Block-4Iife on May 26th, 2010 at 5:25 am said:

will be there Bin Laden costume ? Sadaam hussain?


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+ Flex654 on May 26th, 2010 at 7:35 am said:

:D :D :D I’m just freaking out over the thought of LBP2. :D XD


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+ Flex654 on May 26th, 2010 at 7:41 am said:

Oh, and Strodigy, your question is EXACTLY what I thought water would be before it came out. I wish Mm can also make Creator Pack 2, with lava, slime, and sticker cut out tool. Also, they could throw in a three extra things: a water filler tool, a water flow tool, and a waterfall tool. THAT, would make water even BETTER.


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+ gamekid1994 on May 26th, 2010 at 12:53 pm said:

i got a question and a idea wich can be used in the game or maybe future DLC

question: will sackbots be able to use grapple and stuff …. becuase if you can program them you can use them as tutors so you can make a level tutorial and you can use the sackbot to explain you how yo reach a specific place if you cant make it :3?…

second question: wil you be able to set starting gates to a specifi players like if you make a game in wich you have to compete you can have players spawn in a diffrand place then the other players :D!?……

and my idea whas a jump gate from lvl to lvl like if you got a lvl wich is so big it needed multiple zones you jump in the game it starts counting down like some sort of teleporter and then you come out a jumpgate in the next level :D!?…

ps wil water and the paintinator be in LBP2?… please answer i realy wanne know…

p.ps I LOVE MEDIA MOLECULE FOR MAKING THE BEST GAME ON PS3 so far …. (kinda wierd for me to say as im 15 but i still love it :D!)


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+ amchornet76 on May 26th, 2010 at 5:37 pm said:

WHY ARNT U ANSWERING OUR QUESTIONS ?!?!?!?!?!


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+ Modest_Mouse1 on May 26th, 2010 at 7:26 pm said:

Please, for the love of god, tell me that you guys will be tweaking some of the controls. I think it would be cool if you could use the control pad as movement too. But, if you plan on keeping the movement by using the analog stick can you please make it so the sackboy just goes where you tell him. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve died because when I jumped the sackboy went somewhere I didn’t want him to. Thanks!


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+ HaecEsneLegas on May 27th, 2010 at 5:09 am said:

In the trailers, there are no walls in the central room. Does this mean we get to make our own, or you guys simply havn’t finished the pod? It would be cool if we got to make it just like we do a level in create mode.


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+ HaecEsneLegas on May 27th, 2010 at 5:17 am said:

Hello,….. Mark,……. Where are you?


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+ itti7ad-KSA-Unit on May 27th, 2010 at 7:28 am said:

is there going to be a beta or a demo ?


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+ itti7ad-KSA-Unit on May 27th, 2010 at 8:09 am said:

can i make a Submarine that dive in the water and the water dosen’t go inside it ?


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+ gamekid1994 on May 27th, 2010 at 10:24 am said:

@ itti7ad-ksa-unit

yeah that would be awesome (and the same feature coulb be used to make underwaterlevel’s or a secret hidden underwater base in your level :D! (oh and ps i got another idea for the game allow players to select so that all players can move as far from each other as thay want (for offline multiplayer allowing to use split screen ^^))


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+ Spinymad on May 27th, 2010 at 2:49 pm said:

Will the sack-bots be COMPLETELY customizable? and i mean like can you make its head like a Tyrannosaurus head? or is that the Artificial intelligence?


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+ itti7ad-KSA-Unit on May 28th, 2010 at 1:26 am said:

i have an idea (a physical water) like water in a cup or (water Material)


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+ itti7ad-KSA-Unit on May 28th, 2010 at 1:30 am said:

i have seen a picture of a microchip looks like ps3 controller is that right ?


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+ Flex654 on May 29th, 2010 at 8:55 am said:

Umm, wait, what microchip? (I know there’s gonna be a microchip material,but that’s all I know.)


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+ gamekid1994 on May 30th, 2010 at 1:13 pm said:

@ flex654

its not a material its like a key you place it when you press triangle or double tap or something not sure what the guy in the podcast said

it wil open op you can build logic in there and after that you can close it up and store all your logic in 1 simple micro chip :D!


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+ HaecEsneLegas on May 30th, 2010 at 3:51 pm said:

The Only flaw in LBP is the screen is shared.

Online (or offline) play would be sooooooo,…… much more fun if you could split up, and have your own screen. levels could then be made with multiple paths and everyone could take a path of thier own choice.


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+ HaecEsneLegas on May 30th, 2010 at 3:53 pm said:

The Only flaw in LBP is the screen is shared.

Online (or offline) play would be sooooooo,…… much more fun if you could split up, and have your own screen. levels could then be made with multiple paths and everyone could take a path of thier own choice.

I posted twice for emphasis.


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+ HaecEsneLegas on May 30th, 2010 at 3:53 pm said:

The Only flaw in LBP is the screen is shared.

Online (or offline) play would be sooooooo,…… much more fun if you could split up, and have your own screen. levels could then be made with multiple paths and everyone could take a path of thier own choice.

I posted three times for even more emphasis.


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+ ShadowWolfxxi on May 30th, 2010 at 10:22 pm said:

in one of the trailers i saw a circle move from the back row to the front row and start tirning. will their be options like this in create mode?


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+ Rephleks on May 31st, 2010 at 12:20 pm said:

I was just wondering if the speech bubbles are replaced with cutscenes, are the cameras(not the picture-taking ones) gone too?
And are the cutscenes able to replay if I missed something or do I have to restart the level?


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+ SpikeStarkey on June 1st, 2010 at 3:23 pm said:

Hey, I have two questions.

I only got LittleBigPlanet in January of 2010. So I got the Game of the Year Edition. Am I going to have to purchase all the Included Download Content in order for me to use it in LittleBigPlanet2?

also

I have made over 100 costumes using costume pieces and custom stickers. Am I going to have to re make all of those all over again?

Thank you for your time.


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+ MADANI_G on June 2nd, 2010 at 10:53 am said:

I want Little Big Planet 2 BETA!!!


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+ kenny_loko on June 3rd, 2010 at 10:14 pm said:

Hi guys, do you think there is any possibility of making a power up made by users, for example I create a machine paint gun, then I can use it as a power up for my level.
power ups for power ups.
that would complete the “all possible creations” and “no limit for imagination”


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+ bloodraven216 on June 4th, 2010 at 6:37 pm said:

will the dlc like metal gear solid and pirates of the caribian be on lbp2 ???


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+ BulletProof_Cat on June 5th, 2010 at 9:37 am said:

wow! this actually seems like its going to be awesome!!! i can’t wait for the release :)

i’m just wondering to do with all of the new dlc that will be coming to LBP2 will there be more free costumes and kits as i wasn’t able to buy most of them from LBP1? also will there be a limit to the amount of stickers you can put of your sackboy?; because from what i know the max is 8 or 9 at the moment.

p.s the graplling hook power up looks EPIC!!!


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+ fin-niko on June 5th, 2010 at 1:14 pm said:

Great game! Can’t wait to be published. I was wondering, will there be a closed/open beta? I would LOVE to help MM to make the game better.


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+ herogeneral99 on June 5th, 2010 at 3:44 pm said:

When will Little Big Planet 2 be coming out?


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+ sixinthehood on June 5th, 2010 at 7:28 pm said:

I have a couple questions about the game
1.Will there be a demo or beta testing coming out soon?
2.Will the creation tools from the first game still be available?
Otherwise I am saving every penny to pre-order this game (something I never do).


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+ brandonandchris on June 5th, 2010 at 9:54 pm said:

Are you still gowing to have the magick mouth in lbp2


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+ II-_-STEVEN-_-II on June 8th, 2010 at 6:53 pm said:

probaly gnna stik with LBP1 because i DO NOT hav da $$$$$ to get it BUT i will get it lik 2 months aftr it realesed. Also, they should make a LBP2: GOTY edition WITH a beta code that u type in a PS store n u get a Madden 2011 beta. DAT WOULD B TIGHT


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+ brandonandchris on June 8th, 2010 at 10:53 pm said:

can you make it so sack gals/guys can be on teams like 2 peaple go to one check point and the other 2 go to the other check point?


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+ funkymonky97 on June 10th, 2010 at 4:16 pm said:

The grappling hook looks like a lot of fun! I hope they have more sticker colors available. I have watched the LBP2 trailer and videos over and over again and I’m going to keep looking up everything about this game until it comes out!


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+ brandonandchris on June 10th, 2010 at 8:08 pm said:

lava and fireworchs come out july 2


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+ brandonandchris on June 10th, 2010 at 8:11 pm said:

2010


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+ HaecEsneLegas on June 12th, 2010 at 2:38 pm said:

Lava and fireworks :O


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+ drunkman94 on June 12th, 2010 at 8:08 pm said:

cant wait


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+ emopie15 on June 14th, 2010 at 3:19 pm said:

LITTLEBIGPLANET2 :D


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+ Flex654 on June 14th, 2010 at 7:12 pm said:

LBP2 LBP2!!!!!!! @brandonandchris, how do you know of Lava and fireworks? I mean, it WOULD be awesome, bur how are sure this isn’t another rumor? Just wanna know. (Sorry guys, its been a while since I’ve visited this page.) LBP2!!!!!!!!!! :D!


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+ brandonandchris on June 16th, 2010 at 4:18 am said:

i Know becase myfreind worcks as a psnm and he gave me prouf


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