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LittleBigPlanet 2 Rave Reviews Rolling In, Adventure Trailer

Eric Levine's Avatar + Posted by Eric Levine on Jan 05, 2011 // SCEA PR Manager

Starting yesterday, game journalists began posting their final reviews of LittleBigPlanet 2. So far, the reactions have been fantastic! Gaming web sites have given LBP2 extremely high marks and flattering compliments, including IGN (9/10, Editor’s Choice), Game Informer (9.5/10), 1UP (A-), GamePro (5/5), Joystiq (5/5), WIRED Geek Dad (no score, just plenty of praise), and MTV Multiplayer (ditto)—just to name a few!

With so much excitement swirling around LittleBigPlanet 2’s January 18th release exclusively on the PS3, we also wanted to share a new trailer highlighting the many adventures Sackboy will face. Check it out above!

And here are a few choice quotes to give you a sense of what the gaming press is saying about Media Molecule’s latest game.

“With this sequel, Media Molecule gives players a bottomless toybox, and I can’t remember the last time a game had such a relentless grip on my imagination.”Game Informer

“There were moments where I was giddy over how fun it was, so the fact that you have complete access to these newfound creation abilities is impressive to say the least.”IGN

“LBP2 has improved its creation tools in just about every way. Now it’s possible not only to create objects and backgrounds but to make entirely new control schemes.”1UP

“There’s just no good reason whatsoever not to dive in and explore the many wild worlds of LittleBigPlanet 2.”GamePro

“The original LittleBigPlanet was a thing of genius. From beginning to end, the game continually impressed, and yet, somehow, LittleBigPlanet 2 manages to improve upon it.”MTV Multiplayer

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+ Kchow23 on January 5th, 2011 at 2:34 pm said:

only a couple more weeks!!


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+ Surfaced on January 5th, 2011 at 2:38 pm said:

not to mention 9s from both Eurogamer and EDGE! Most impressive! Congrats SCE & Mm! Great way to kick off your 2011 PS3 onslaught.


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+ AddisonW on January 5th, 2011 at 2:39 pm said:

Let’s not be too hasty…

We need to wait for more hardcore Halo fanboys in the gaming media to give their definitive verdict on this latest PS3 exclusive…


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+ GT-420 on January 5th, 2011 at 2:41 pm said:

I must be a freak. I don’t really like LBP, I tried the LBP1 and 2 demos and it just doesn’t charm me. I know this is a waaaaaay minority opinion or am I just immune to the hype?


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+ utopianacht on January 5th, 2011 at 2:41 pm said:

I don’t need reviews to buy this game.. I’ve placed my preorder since media molecule announced the limited edition :D can’t wait!!!!


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+ johnnyblades on January 5th, 2011 at 2:42 pm said:

Congrats MM, I can’t wait to pick it up on the 18th.


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+ Spunta on January 5th, 2011 at 2:42 pm said:

The wait. She is killing me. And I have to wait longer for my collector’s edition from Amazon! Curses!


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+ ultigamer1 on January 5th, 2011 at 2:42 pm said:

i pre ordered before it got delayed. it sucked. but then i saw this and said…. its worth the wait.


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+ GT-420 on January 5th, 2011 at 2:42 pm said:

Correction for post 3 – I didn’t try the LBP1 demo, I rented 1. Could never get into it. The 2 demo didn’t change my mind.


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+ BOKE18 on January 5th, 2011 at 2:43 pm said:

Simply amazing! Can’t wait.


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+ Generalguy41 on January 5th, 2011 at 2:43 pm said:

Anybody else notice the District 9-esque robot at 00:18? Day 1 purchase.


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+ SuperninjaX on January 5th, 2011 at 2:44 pm said:

amazing!


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+ ixnine on January 5th, 2011 at 2:46 pm said:

Yep, It’s no surprise I have my collectors edition on reserve.


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+ musicismyradar on January 5th, 2011 at 2:48 pm said:

I hope my bookends are of high quality! Thats the only reason I sprung up the extra $20.


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+ halowars7 on January 5th, 2011 at 2:51 pm said:

Day #1 Buy!


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+ CEK111 on January 5th, 2011 at 2:54 pm said:

All we need now is the Kevin Butler ad.

Great work guys at MM!


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+ Pwnguinz on January 5th, 2011 at 2:55 pm said:

I think this question hasn’t been officially addressed yet:
Will the Collector’s Edition be released in Canada?


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    + Eric Levine on January 5th, 2011 at 3:46 pm said:

    Yup, the CE will be available in Canada!


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+ slicecom on January 5th, 2011 at 2:55 pm said:

I LOVED the first LBP and I’ve already pre-ordered the second one. However, and I know I’m in the minority here, I didn’t like creating things. I liked playing thru the innovative, fun and genius levels made by MM. I hope that they didn’t spend all their time on expanding the creation abilities, and that they put some time into a new adventure too!


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+ Zinacef on January 5th, 2011 at 3:02 pm said:

I cannot wait for this awesome sequel! At the moment, I’m trying to hurry and finish my current game in time for LBP 2’s release!


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+ loadstone007 on January 5th, 2011 at 3:06 pm said:

No surprise here. Pre-ordered this game when it was first available.


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+ Lyrical–One on January 5th, 2011 at 3:13 pm said:

@slicecom , actually sir you’re right, but i myself are like you. I enjoy the many adventurous levels, races, and whatever else was there to play, over creating levels. I do like to make them but i never have the time to make ti so i can have that finished feeling with the level.
Now even if they didn’t add much as to the adventure mode, they did add much to the creator tools, meaning there will be thousands of awesome community levels available. I myself like the community levels over the disc ones.
So in the end, we all win.


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+ angelspawn77 on January 5th, 2011 at 3:19 pm said:

The great scores are to be expected, I knew from the moment I saw what people were creating in the beta that this game was gonna be great and better than the first. I am wondering however, how some sites gave it a lower score than the first if it improves upon the first in just about every way. Regardless though, I know its gonna be better than the first and I can’t wait to get my CE of the game :D


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+ TheGuardianFID on January 5th, 2011 at 3:20 pm said:

Congrats guys, well deserved, I’ll be picking up my collector’s edition soon!!! 8)


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    + Eric Levine on January 5th, 2011 at 3:48 pm said:

    Thanks for everyone’s support!


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+ Shakatu on January 5th, 2011 at 3:21 pm said:

Can’t wait to get all those costumes with my CE!


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+ JakeRuiner on January 5th, 2011 at 3:21 pm said:

Awesome news! I guess I’ll make the sequel to my popular Zombie Infesation level on LBP2 then. Out of all the pre-order DLC I like the Ratchet costume the most.


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+ judalation on January 5th, 2011 at 3:23 pm said:

Yep game of the year contender yet again… even the xbots at Ign that claimed Fortza was better than GT5 And The PS3 had no fps squeaked out a 9.0 for this game…


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+ Serpent541 on January 5th, 2011 at 3:41 pm said:

already have this pre-ordered. Really cant wait to play it.


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+ Subtenko on January 5th, 2011 at 3:42 pm said:

Another award for Media Molecule and Sony for such an awesome franchise!


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+ ForgiveMyAim on January 5th, 2011 at 3:44 pm said:

LittleBigPlanet is equivalent to over 9000 PS3 exclusives in one…


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+ TheChicagoShadow on January 5th, 2011 at 3:49 pm said:

Yay only a bit more till I get the awsome collectors edition. Game looks awsome good work


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+ ArcaneAltair on January 5th, 2011 at 3:55 pm said:

Hopefully Sony will actually market this game so it gets the love it deserves.


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+ EmperorSupreme on January 5th, 2011 at 3:56 pm said:

2011 Game of the year already?? Geez guys give the competition a chance.


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+ remanutd5 on January 5th, 2011 at 3:58 pm said:

playstation blog countdown ?


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+ king_of_kings on January 5th, 2011 at 4:01 pm said:

i have a question…who can i contact about the subway frenzy contest? i won little big planet 2 from the contest and i havent received my copy….


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+ MUNCHY_CRUNCHY on January 5th, 2011 at 4:05 pm said:

sssssssuuuuuiiit!!


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+ ArtChemistry on January 5th, 2011 at 4:12 pm said:

I already got this on pre-order. I can’t wait. Demo is awesome!


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+ Neil on January 5th, 2011 at 4:14 pm said:

Edge also gave it a 9/10 and they’re usually pretty harsh (except on yuro games).


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+ digitalman123 on January 5th, 2011 at 4:22 pm said:

This looks like a big ol’ bottle o’ fresh, homemade, Awesome-sauce. Can’t for my CE!!!


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+ jacqelli on January 5th, 2011 at 4:24 pm said:

you probably wont answer this but is there still time to order the collectors edition? and if so whens the due date?


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+ Gtagentleman on January 5th, 2011 at 4:26 pm said:

I will buy BBP2 on the launch day, too bad that the price of ps3 games is too high where i live (Argentina/South America)


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+ JLP_M on January 5th, 2011 at 4:29 pm said:

YUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS
2 Weeks away from release baby! I got the strategy guide aswell. I’m gonna be posting walkthroughs


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+ Link01 on January 5th, 2011 at 4:37 pm said:

Congrats on all of your success guys. I really hope I can work with you in the next few years. Cheers to hopeful Game Of 2011 :D


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+ Link01 on January 5th, 2011 at 4:37 pm said:

BTW, now would be a good time to talk about Move control with LBP 2 via the update you guys had mentioned… that and any 3D plans..


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+ theultimatenub on January 5th, 2011 at 4:38 pm said:

this is awesome im definitely getting this


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+ rebeljd on January 5th, 2011 at 4:53 pm said:

LittleBigPlanet 2 Collector’s Edition is going to be SWEET! I can’t wait for my order to arrive. The awesome bookends, all the great downloadable skins. The chance to explore a new story and enjoy the massive world that is LittleBigPlanet 2.

This game feels like it’s going to create an awesome frenzy.


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+ Permafry_42 on January 5th, 2011 at 5:03 pm said:

preordered the collector’s edition back in october. This is my favourite game this generation! Now if only ps3 supported mkv videos without conversion; then i’d ps3 over pc *hint hint*!


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+ MoneyMaker110 on January 5th, 2011 at 5:12 pm said:

i’m going to hold my breath till it arrives at my door. huh nnnnnnnnn *pop*


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+ IceCreamBandit on January 5th, 2011 at 5:23 pm said:

wow…RE: quite a lot of people actually.

Having been in the beta for months, what Story levels I have played ALREADY blow the first game’s story levels out of the water completely…gameplay, diversity, versatility..everything is improved.

And one thing that people forget is you DON’T have to be creative to take advantage of the brilliant levels the community makes. if you’re having a hard time finding great levels, just go online to check out the million “recommended levels” you can find all over the net. with the inclusion of the LBP.me integration, you’ll be able to queue up levels over the net and have them ready to go as soon as you start up the game.

Lastly, to the people who just “don’t get it” or don’t buy into the “hype”…LBP2 is without a doubt the most innovative and unique gaming experience of all time. I do not say that lightly.

platformer, old school arcade classic, top down racer, RTS, FPS, RPG, flight sim, cinematic short film with voice overs, six-axis controlled ethereal dreamscape (lol)…nothing is impossible with this.

Dudes…someone recreated Wolfenstein. you wouldn’t know it was LBP until Sackboy pops out on the scoreboard at the end.


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+ PatriotEyez27 on January 5th, 2011 at 5:28 pm said:

I want to see the Kevin Butler commercial! :D


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+ IceCreamBandit on January 5th, 2011 at 5:30 pm said:

O.O…omg me too.


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