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LittleBigPlanet Karting: Sackboy Revs Up Multiplayer For E3

Kyle Zundel's Avatar Posted by on May 30, 2012 // Producer, Sony San Diego Studios

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With E3 less than a week away, I wanted to take this opportunity to provide a quick update on what you’ll be seeing at the show in Los Angeles. We’ll be unveiling our multiplayer mode, which supports one to four players offline and one to eight players online, and I’m sure you’ll be reading plenty of hands-on reports from the press during E3 week. I can tell you that it’s addictively fun — you won’t want to put the controller down! We’ll also be showing off more of the single-player campaign that users will be able to explore, as well as some of the additional non-racing experiences that are unique to LBP Karting, so get ready!

Secondly, I wanted to quickly thank our friends in the press who have spoken highly of Sackboy’s newest karting adventure. As IGN put it…”LittleBigPlanet Karting is already an incredibly promising step up and a great new direction for the LittleBigPlanet franchise.” To give you a sense of the recent impressions out there so far, here are a few links— Chicago Tribune, Forbes, IGN, 1UP, Kotaku, Game Informer, GameTrailers, Destructoid, Digital Trends, GameSpot, Games Radar, Polygon, GameFan, etc.

Lastly, I wanted to pass along a quick reminder about our pre-order bonus offer. Those who pre-order the game through Amazon or GameStop will receive a bonus voucher code that grants access to the Kevin Butler DLC Pack, which includes the Kevin Butler Sackboy Costume and Executive Golf Kart. Here’s a look…

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+ x_Lava_x on May 30th, 2012 at 1:39 pm said:

That is kind of fantastic. This has convinced me to preorder this game. Kevin Butler FTW!


+ G-Force08 on May 30th, 2012 at 1:40 pm said:

KB also needs to be in All Stars Battle Royale. Ha!

Looking forward to this game. I love kart racing games and I love LBP so this is looking like a pretty sweet deal. Can’t wait to see more from E3!


+ Cyris on May 30th, 2012 at 1:42 pm said:

Yeah, Kevin Butler needs to be in Battle Royale with Move controllers that form hologram weapons like in the Move magazine ads.


+ snakeeyes211 on May 30th, 2012 at 1:50 pm said:



+ wizeguy22 on May 30th, 2012 at 1:51 pm said:

KB!!!!! haha got mine pre-ordered …


+ Seruh_ on May 30th, 2012 at 1:52 pm said:

I got mine !!


+ Kchow23 on May 30th, 2012 at 2:01 pm said:

Haha.. this gives me hope that hopefully KB makes an appearance in commercials again and in PS All-stars also. Looking forward to trying LBP Karting :)


+ angel95-_- on May 30th, 2012 at 2:05 pm said:



+ Faythi on May 30th, 2012 at 2:15 pm said:

Looks so good, but I’m praying LBPt Karting comes to Vita too…


+ KirbyIsAwesome on May 30th, 2012 at 2:30 pm said:

LBP Karting preorder CONFIRMED!


+ Xcaligamer1 on May 30th, 2012 at 2:32 pm said:

im only disappointed in one thing with all ps3 games when it comes to mp. why is offline mp limited to 4 players? has the world forgotten that you can connect 7 dualhocks to a ps3…


+ Imputed7-14 on May 30th, 2012 at 2:37 pm said:

So very excited for this game. Are we talking press conference time? You all deserve that attention. I plan on doing a lot with this game.


+ DZORMAGEN on May 30th, 2012 at 2:38 pm said:

When will we know if LBP, and LBP2 DLC costumes are compatible?


+ Elvick_ on May 30th, 2012 at 2:51 pm said:

Will the preorder bonus be available in Canada? I checked and they don’t have listing for the game yet (they always take forever…), didn’t have the preorder bonus, didn’t either.

): And I can’t imagine anywhere else would have it if ebgames doesn’t, since they usually get them.


+ CAPNDigital on May 30th, 2012 at 3:02 pm said:

Sounds good BUT I fully expect to see a nice demo of the Track/Level editor on stage during the Monday night Sony Press Conference. I have my calendar marked, countdown ticking and snacks ready so I can be – as William Ho said: “blown away by the level editor.” More game play footage is always welcome too. Thanks Kyle for the preview of next week’s reveals – can’t wait… United Front Games+LittleBigPlanet Karting = Day 1 buy!!!


+ TheGuardianFID on May 30th, 2012 at 3:03 pm said:

LOL, KB Sackboy FTW, Pre-order confirmed lol, priceless! ;)


+ CAPNDigital on May 30th, 2012 at 3:08 pm said:

Additionally, regarding the Kevin Butler DLC – Best Buy is now also offering that for online pre-orders (at least in U.S.)!
UFG, please consider publishing some Behind The Scenes videos (like you did for ModNation Racers). It’s always fun to “peak behind the curtain” with such creative and talented games/developers like this – thanks.


+ lisatsunami on May 30th, 2012 at 3:30 pm said:

No, this is the cutest Sackboy ever.


+ aznexcav on May 30th, 2012 at 3:34 pm said:

Wow, because of the bonus i decided to pre order the game at an instant.


+ TallCrowe on May 30th, 2012 at 3:56 pm said:

there should be a way to have Kevin Butler in every game


+ Alyyse on May 30th, 2012 at 4:24 pm said:

Kevin Butler :)


+ DarthDanMan on May 30th, 2012 at 5:12 pm said:

Who would want to play with their screen split up into 8 little square? I wouldn’t. But I guess if it isn’t to hard they should add it. Oh, and by the way Pixeljunk racers supports 7 players.


+ DarthDanMan on May 30th, 2012 at 5:14 pm said:

And UFG is based in Vancouver… Hopefully it’ll be up sometime.


+ Scuzzlebutt33 on May 30th, 2012 at 5:54 pm said:

When is the release date? Amazon changed the their date to Dec 31, so probably not this year. Was it pushed back?


+ Sephir007 on May 30th, 2012 at 6:59 pm said:

I have great expectations for this game!


+ Nates4Christ on May 30th, 2012 at 8:08 pm said:

What I hope to learn from the lbpkarting at E3 is: Is it true that the load times are better and how is the music?


+ SeRgEAnT_GusMEXA on May 30th, 2012 at 8:28 pm said:

Are we going to have some nice wheels accesories?


+ OCxViRuXz on May 30th, 2012 at 8:28 pm said:

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA…. Sack boy holding the coffee mug look like white dave chappelle LMAO lol


+ thakash on May 30th, 2012 at 9:16 pm said:

Kevin’s DLC :), i’m in for Pre-order


+ saintaqua on May 30th, 2012 at 9:31 pm said:

Bring this thing to the Vita and I’ll buy them both!!!
Already preordered it for PS3…make it happen!


+ familyof5555 on May 30th, 2012 at 9:48 pm said:

i love LBP and racing


+ Budapesti on May 30th, 2012 at 9:59 pm said:

Hugely looking forward to this. Currently creating my first level in the LittleBigPlanet Vita beta (which is just amazing guys!) but LBP Karting looks amazing.
Hopefully the rumors about a Vita version prove true, too!


+ AdamKAME88 on May 30th, 2012 at 10:53 pm said:

I put down 5 for the preorder. I hope that a demo is released. I am not all that worried because most sony published games. I never played littlebigplanet maybe I should pick up the first 2…


+ Saduhem on May 30th, 2012 at 11:01 pm said:

Kevin Butler should totally be in Battle Royale. His ultimate is composed of only two words…. mon-tage…


+ dallscowboys88 on May 31st, 2012 at 1:46 am said:

kevin butler is funny, but if i get beat by him when im using super awsome characters, that’ll put down my self-esteem. anyway sounds fun, hope i can get it.


+ Carl-G on May 31st, 2012 at 2:54 am said:

I can’t wait for this game:P But PLEASE don’t force me to use the ‘L2’ & ‘R2’ button as brake & accelerate :-/ Please let me use ‘X’ for accelerate;)


+ rera121989 on May 31st, 2012 at 10:06 am said:

We NEED a release day? hope i get in E3. Its going to be all good.


+ Hooligantuan on May 31st, 2012 at 11:09 am said:

Does the Butler work also in LBP2?


+ luvtoseek on May 31st, 2012 at 1:17 pm said:

KB, sack person immortalized! I was hoping that he would ride a chariot instead as the VP of Marketing never should have to drive. 8)


+ djml9 on May 31st, 2012 at 1:32 pm said:

awesome, really looking forward to this. any news on vita beta code dates. 1 guy up there said he has his so if theyve already been given out imma cry as iven’t recieved one. i REALLY REALLY REALLY want that beta.


+ tusunami on May 31st, 2012 at 1:54 pm said:

I can’t wait to see how this will be diffent from modnation racers,I’ll have to search for footage on this!!!!!!!!!!!!


+ tusunami on May 31st, 2012 at 2:04 pm said:

I’ll have to look at the footage of the video & check it out


+ angelspawn77 on May 31st, 2012 at 10:32 pm said:

If I like what I see at E3 I will pre-order, what I’ve seen on this game so far has not disappointed, but I’m still not fully convinced, wow me at E3 and you get a purchase from me :P


+ LordBater on May 31st, 2012 at 10:50 pm said:

This game looks nothing short of AMAZING!! So much content and detail packed in for those who love gaming :D! All I’m hoping for now to make this package complete is if we can use the skins we purchased in previous LBP titles for our sackboys in Karting. I would love to moke my competition with my custom “Baby Kratos” character 8D


+ BoobooJones on June 1st, 2012 at 1:24 am said:

So….whatever happened to ModNation?


+ x0xave on June 2nd, 2012 at 8:17 am said:

I love ModNation Racers and I hope LBP Karting is even better, because! ME I love The LITTLE BIG PLANET Universe !! I’m excited, E3 is so close, cannot wait!


+ ninjamuppet12 on June 2nd, 2012 at 11:13 am said:

Is the Kevin Butler DLC only for Americans or can Brits get it as well?


+ Ghost_12985 on June 4th, 2012 at 10:10 pm said:

Yes! Kevin Butler! But can we have a beta and a demo? I’m so glad San Diego Studios and Mm teamed up. Two great games in one! Please make for vita.


+ brandonjames55 on June 20th, 2012 at 9:01 am said:

Does the online support co-op split screen with someone else. Also will the LBP and LBP 2 dlc support this game.

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