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LittleBigPlanet 2 Updates: Official Date and Retail Goodness!!!

Mark Valledor's Avatar + Posted by Mark Valledor on Jul 23, 2010 // Marketing Manager, SCEA

LittleBigPlanet 2

While we’re entertaining the crowds at San Diego Comic Con this week with a peek at LBP2 and some free shirts.  We have some great news…

Over at camp Media MoleculeLittleBigPlanet 2 has just passed “Alpha”! Yay!  And while we still have a ton of work to do, we’re that much closer to release and we’re ready to announce some news you’ve all been waiting, so on behalf of our retail partners and our friends at Disney…here we go…

First things first…“When is LittleBigPlanet 2 coming out?” – You’ll be pleased to know we’re on schedule to have LBP2 out in stores on November 16th, just in time for the holidays.  So whether you plan to be there on Day 1 or need to put it on your big holiday ‘wishlist’, rest assured, LBP2 will be here soon.

Next item on the list…”Will there be any pre-order items?” – We’re glad you asked!  YES, we have several exciting pre-order offers through several retail partners.  Each pre-order consists of 2 parts – a very special costume offer from our partners @ Disney / Pixar and Insomniac; and 4 new “Even More Animals” costumes.  That’s 5-6 different LBP2 costumes just for pre-ordering LBP2.  Here’s a sneak peek of a few pre-order programs coming
soon to our US retailers:

Amazon.com – If you’re a fan of the Ratchet & Clank franchise (who isn’t), you’ll love this.  Pre-order at Amazon.com and get 6 Sackboy costumes including exclusive access to Ratchet & Clank costumes from the ever popular Ratchet & Clank franchise.  In addition to the exclusive 2 costumes, you’ll get four new “Animals” costumes, for a total of 6 costumes.

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BestBuy & BestBuy.com – All together now…”the claw!!!”  We’ve partnered with Disney & Pixar to provide the exclusive “Aliens” costume for BestBuy pre-orderers.  We can already imagine the number of uses you guys will use this costume combined with the new Sackbots feature.  And be on the lookout for more characters thru an upcoming Toy Story 3 DLC in the near future.  Plus the 4 costumes from “Even More Animals”

Toy Story Alien in LittleBigPlanet 2 LittleBigPlanet 2

GameStop & GameStop.com – Are you as excited for the release of TRON: Legacy as we are?  If so, head on over to GameStop and pre-order to get the exclusive *Clu* Sackboy costume from Tron: Legacy. Be the first to have this costume and hold tight for more TRON: Legacy costumes later this year.  And again, you also get the 4 different “Even More Animals” costumes.

Tron Legacy Suit in LittleBigPlanet 2 LittleBigPlanet 2

AND MORE TO COME!  – Stay tuned as we announce more pre-order programs like this special DLC package including one of our favorite Muppets – GONZO!  There’s no doubt you’ll have fun exploring the many areas in LBP2, with bent nose and all.  And keep an eye out for more Muppets costumes shortly after launch via the PlayStation Store.

The Great Gonzo in LittleBigPlanet 2

What else…”PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE tell me you guys are offering a Collectors Edition” – OK, OK, good news is YES, we’re offering a Collector’s Edition of LittleBigPlanet 2 in the US, bad news is it’ll be a limited run, so you better pre-order soon to ensure you get one. The LittleBigPlanet 2 Collectors Edition, will also be available on November 16 at select retailers at $79.99, and in limited quantity.  Here’s what you can expect from the LittleBigPlanet 2 Collectors Edition:

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  • A copy of LittleBigPlanet 2 – duh.
  • Your own little “Sackboy” – 7” of plushie-goodness for you to accompany you on your journey thru LBP2.
  • Exclusive LBP2 “game ends” – keep your PS3 games in a tidy, organized and ‘Sack-ured” within these unique bookends
  • One stop shop for exclusive DLC + more – regarding in-game content, the LBP2 Collector’s Edition comes packed with 11 different pre-order costumes, including:
    • Disney / Pixar’s Toy Story 3’s “Aliens” Sackboy Costume
    • Disney’s TRON: Legacy “Clu” Sackboy Costume
    • The Muppets’ “The Great Gonzo” Sackboy Costume
    • PlayStation’s “Ratchet” Sackboy Costume
    • PlayStation’s “Clank” Sackboy Costume
    • Even More Animals’ “Crocodile” Sackboy Costume
    • Even More Animals’ “Vulture” Sackboy Costume
    • Even More Animals’ “Cobra” Sackboy Costume
    • Even More Animals’ “Mandrill” Sackboy Costume
  • And exclusive to the LittleBigPlanet 2’s Collectors Edition:
    • PlayStation’s “Jak” Sackboy Costume
    • PlayStation’s “Daxter” Sackboy Costume
    • 5 exclusive LBP2 PSN Avatars – Lastly, complete your PlayStation experience with a new identity on the PlayStation Network with these new avatars.

Whew!  That was a lot to take in, but we hope it was well worth the read. Now back to Comic Con…..

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+ Carl-G on July 23rd, 2010 at 6:59 am said:

‘November 16th, just in time for the holidays’ and just in time for my Birthday on November the 18th! :D Cool news;)


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    + Mark Valledor on July 23rd, 2010 at 7:18 am said:

    Morning guys. Quick note for our European, Canadian and Latin American fans…stay tuned as more announcements will follow on your retail goodies.


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+ bdavid81 on July 23rd, 2010 at 7:00 am said:

Just in time for Christmas, nice play Sony.


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+ V_Ben on July 23rd, 2010 at 7:01 am said:

The collectors edition is great, hope it comes to the EU :D


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+ Archonik on July 23rd, 2010 at 7:02 am said:

This collector’s edition is amazing. Please, please, please for something like that in the UK!


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+ ShinuKasumi on July 23rd, 2010 at 7:02 am said:

I will be purchasing this soon.


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+ Rytteren on July 23rd, 2010 at 7:02 am said:

woooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooow!


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+ jayrockslife on July 23rd, 2010 at 7:02 am said:

OH MAN! I’ll be getting this on day one. I just saw the pics on the PSBlog flickr stream. Those bookends look awesome and so does the sackboy!! and all that DLC looks sweet.

Question though.. will the new DLC still work on the original LBP?


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    + Mark Valledor on July 23rd, 2010 at 7:23 am said:

    Sorry, with the revamped graphics engine in LBP2, new DLC won’t work on your original LBP.


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    + Mark Valledor on July 23rd, 2010 at 7:33 am said:

    To clarify…new LBP2 DLC won’t work on your original LBP game :)


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+ Enalor on July 23rd, 2010 at 7:02 am said:

Awesomeeeee. I hope you guys release a beta as well.


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+ Enalor on July 23rd, 2010 at 7:03 am said:

jayrockslife, yeah you can use LBP1 DLC in LBP2


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+ remanutd5 on July 23rd, 2010 at 7:04 am said:

so where can i pre order the Collector’s Edition ?


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    + Mark Valledor on July 23rd, 2010 at 8:13 am said:

    Stay tuned, we’ll have more info on that soon, but wanted to give everyone a heads up on what’s coming…


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+ EatDeath on July 23rd, 2010 at 7:04 am said:

That is one loaded collectors edition!


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+ Korbei83 on July 23rd, 2010 at 7:04 am said:

Can’t wait. Psyched to get my hands on those tools.


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+ LeeJ55 on July 23rd, 2010 at 7:04 am said:

Amazing!!!! As a huge Disney NUT (I work there as well) I shall be getting the collectors edition to totally consume me! Gonzo?! YES PLEASE.


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+ mew_frenger on July 23rd, 2010 at 7:05 am said:

nice.. but im working on a level right now.. will there be any info soon on the specific details around the backwards compatability?!

can we bring old levels into lbp2(work on them/edit and so on)

if not, will all of the old levels still work?

would be nice to get some info on this for us who still activly working on levels for lbp..


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    + Mark Valledor on July 23rd, 2010 at 9:56 am said:

    Everything from your LBP save *should* be transferrable (except for levels with glitches). We’ll find out more during the beta phase…you should hear word soon.


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+ qatan37 on July 23rd, 2010 at 7:06 am said:

kewl, ill make sure i get this a week b4 release date.


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+ II-KiLLER-ll on July 23rd, 2010 at 7:07 am said:

Please do some Pre-Order goodness with GAME.co.uk =)


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+ Ti_dus on July 23rd, 2010 at 7:08 am said:

SONY I’M BEGGING RELEASE THIS LIMITED EDITION IN EUROPE!!!!


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+ Jim777 on July 23rd, 2010 at 7:08 am said:

MUST BUY COLLECTORS EDITION

*calls gamestop*


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+ RandySore on July 23rd, 2010 at 7:08 am said:

OMG sooner than expected. Hooray! LBP 2 [Check]


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+ CapinChronic on July 23rd, 2010 at 7:09 am said:

I’ll be getting the Collectors Edition day one!!! oh and btw GONZO!!! FTW!! thank you thank you thank you!! :P


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+ Francision69 on July 23rd, 2010 at 7:09 am said:

I’m so excited!


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+ BigBoss712 on July 23rd, 2010 at 7:10 am said:

The CE edition looks sweet.


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+ CamronJK on July 23rd, 2010 at 7:10 am said:

Collector’s edition is the greatest collector’s edition of any game ever…

and #14: They have answered that ages ago… it all transfers…


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+ tolkienfanatic on July 23rd, 2010 at 7:11 am said:

I think I speak for everyone when I say I would love to get a look at the Jak and Daxter costumes


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    + Mark Valledor on July 23rd, 2010 at 9:59 am said:

    When we take prettier pictures of the final components we’ll be sure to get close ups of the Jak & Daxter costumes too.


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+ Callahan09 on July 23rd, 2010 at 7:12 am said:

Awesome collector’s edition! I love the “game-ends”, the stuffed sackboy, and I’m glad there’ll be a way to get every pre-order costume because I thought they all looked awesome. Getting it!


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+ rAdIOhEad73 on July 23rd, 2010 at 7:12 am said:

Amazing, will this CE be available in Canada?


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+ jayrockslife on July 23rd, 2010 at 7:13 am said:

Oh yeah, Forgot to mention I’m pre-ordering this today after work!!


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+ Korban7 on July 23rd, 2010 at 7:13 am said:

Hmmm, I want to order from amazon but also want the TRON costume …

Am I reading it right that if I get the collectors edition (even from amazon) I get all the costumes including the TRON one?


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+ Francision69 on July 23rd, 2010 at 7:14 am said:

Will the new LBP2 DLC outfits be usable in LBP1?


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+ Redswipe on July 23rd, 2010 at 7:15 am said:

Will the collectors edition be on sale in the EU?


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+ Nightmare142 on July 23rd, 2010 at 7:16 am said:

THANK YOUUUUUUUUUUUUU!!!!! “Your own little “Sackboy” – 7” of plushie-goodness” *cry’s*


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+ Gaara_Of_TheFunk on July 23rd, 2010 at 7:16 am said:

Cant Wait. Creating leves is gonna be jawesome!


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+ ROLO_ONFIRE on July 23rd, 2010 at 7:16 am said:

Will the Collector’s Edition be available in Mexico? also on Amazon (US) can’t see where to preorder that edition


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+ BrodDunc on July 23rd, 2010 at 7:19 am said:

UK Details PLEASE!!


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+ Ti_dus on July 23rd, 2010 at 7:19 am said:

THIS IS THE MOST AMAZING LIMTED EDITION EVER!!! PLEASE RELEASE THIS IN EUROPE!!!!!!


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+ olit123 on July 23rd, 2010 at 7:20 am said:

Awesome! Pleease have a collectors edition for the UK also.


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+ TheAlp on July 23rd, 2010 at 7:22 am said:

i’m begging for this to come to Europe, please don’t waste the chance of getting my money for this game :D


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+ sefjwm on July 23rd, 2010 at 7:29 am said:

Was getting this for Christmas but probably can’t wait long enough and will just start playing it. This is also the first collector’s edition I’ve bought in a very very very long time.


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+ Gorvi on July 23rd, 2010 at 7:30 am said:

I will be preordering that collector’s edition ASAP. :)


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+ Rigx132 on July 23rd, 2010 at 7:31 am said:

hmmm…. maybe I might buy 2 collector’s editions :D


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+ Ropiplup on July 23rd, 2010 at 7:32 am said:

The collectors edition Vouchers are going to work in other countries Playstation Stores??


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    + Mark Valledor on July 23rd, 2010 at 10:06 am said:

    Voucher codes are specific to the region you buy the product from. In short US codes won’t work in Europe, and vise versa.


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+ KILLZONE79 on July 23rd, 2010 at 7:32 am said:

Day 1 collectors edition here!


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+ Enforcer_X on July 23rd, 2010 at 7:32 am said:

Collectors edition here I come!
Can’t wait!


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+ NivekKom on July 23rd, 2010 at 7:32 am said:

Mark, will the collector’s edition be available in EU or say Australia? Thanks for the exellent news :D


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+ Berae on July 23rd, 2010 at 7:33 am said:

Nice!


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+ EmoSaga on July 23rd, 2010 at 7:34 am said:

YES MUPPETS!!!!!1!!!!11 I am so pleased!!


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+ johnnyblades on July 23rd, 2010 at 7:36 am said:

Can’t wait. I’m heading over to gamestop at lunch and pre-ordering the collectors edition. Thanks for all your hard work Mm.


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+ x-former on July 23rd, 2010 at 7:38 am said:

This is so Awesome!!! Ratchet and Clank it is, for me!!
They look exactly like the real deal!!


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+ MLZ911 on July 23rd, 2010 at 7:40 am said:

good news everybody!


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+ joseph2411 on July 23rd, 2010 at 7:42 am said:

You have made me and my 9-year old niece happy, i needed something like the Exclusive LBP2 “game ends” to keep my PS3 collection in a cool display like that and my niece wanted a Sackboy plushie =) We expect to continue more awesome LBP adventures in LBP2!


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