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LittleBigPlanet Karting: Meet The Hoard, PAX Recap

Michael Buffaloe's Avatar + Posted by Michael Buffaloe on Sep 06, 2012 // Community Coordinator, LittleBigPlanet Karting

The summer may be over, but fall is now upon us, which means we’re getting closer and closer to LittleBigPlanet Karting‘s November 6th finish line. It won’t be long before Sackboy’s fastest and most competitive adventure will hit store shelves everywhere!

Now that we’re closer to launch, one of questions that we’ve been hearing a lot lately is: Who exactly are these mysterious characters that our stitched-together hero must race against throughout LittleBigPlanet Karting’s Story Mode? Well, we’ve decided it’s time to let you in on some of the backstory.

Long after Sackboy defeated the Negativitron in LittleBigPlanet 2, visitors from far, far away arrived on Craftworld driving speedy karts, with plans to seek out and steal its most precious prizes. These swarms of otherworldly scavengers became known as The Hoard. As you might have guessed, The Hoard want all of Craftworld’s prizes for no reason other than to hoard them – they essentially embody the antithesis of Creative Sackartistry. So, the LittleBigPlanet Karting adventure begins with a very distraught Sackboy – distraught because he is forced to watch The Hoard fly past him and steal prizes at speeds greater than he can possibly match!

But, Sackboy has always been clever: as one of The Hoard crashes nearby and loses his kart, Sackboy sees his chance! He hops in the vacant kart and begins his journey to drive out The Hoard and return the stolen prizes to Craftworld.

Now that you know the story, here’s an exclusive peek at The Hoard, so you’ll have an idea of what Sackboy is up against…

LittleBigPlanet Karting: Horde_ChopperLittleBigPlanet Karting: Horde_GyroCopter

LittleBigPlanet Karting: Horde_LoaderLittleBigPlanet Karting: Horde_GliderLittleBigPlanet Karting: Horde_Unicycle

LittleBigPlanet at PAX Prime!

LittleBigPlanet had an amazing showing at PAX last weekend! We were prominently featured in the PlayStation booth, where we had plenty of stations showing LittleBigPlanet Karting and LittleBigPlanet PS Vita for fans to test out. We hope that everyone who attended had a great time and got a sweet sample of our upcoming LBP fun.

LittleBigPlanet Karting at PAX 2012

We’d also like to announce the winners of our LittleBigPlanet Karting PAX T-Shirt Design Contest! Thank you so much to all those who participated. We received so many awesome and creative entries, it was very difficult to choose a winner.

Congratulations to Brian from Nevada, who scored first place! His “pinstripe art” design was the inspiration for our giveaway shirt. It was a total hit at PAX! Here’s a look…

LittleBigPlanet Karting: Final T shirtLittleBigPlanet Karting: competiton t shirt winner

Finally, we’d like to showcase the five runners up who also had great submissions!

LittleBigPlanet Karting: WebLittleBigPlanet Karting: Final Design

LittleBigPlanet Karting: FlareSkullLittleBigPlanet Karting: larochepowerLittleBigPlanet Karting: nightmare729_edit

Hope you all had fun!

//Add Your Own

28 Comments   4 Replies

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+ tangy08 on September 6th, 2012 at 8:05 am said:

Nice T-Shirts – now how do us that can’t attend PAX get one? :)


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+ BlackGecko14 on September 6th, 2012 at 8:09 am said:

I like the enemy design a lot! And those shirts have great designs. I don’t like when shirts only have a logo in the middle or plastered on it. I like that these have artistic designs!


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    + Michael Buffaloe on September 6th, 2012 at 4:21 pm said:

    So do we! The LBPK community is really quite talented :)


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+ DrPhiill on September 6th, 2012 at 8:20 am said:

I cannot wait for this game to come out! Looking really good guys! Keep up the great work!


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    + Michael Buffaloe on September 6th, 2012 at 4:25 pm said:

    Thanks :) We’ll certainly do our best!


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+ Undrey on September 6th, 2012 at 8:23 am said:

Can’t wait! Any chance for Vita support in the distant future?


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+ TallCrowe on September 6th, 2012 at 8:28 am said:

Little Big Planet will, one day, rule the world.


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    + Michael Buffaloe on September 6th, 2012 at 4:25 pm said:

    Most likely, yes.


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+ Nates4Christ on September 6th, 2012 at 8:32 am said:

Aw they don’t look so bad. Maybe they just need a hug and a fwiend.


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+ StormTimber on September 6th, 2012 at 8:32 am said:

this looks freaking sweet! though i’m kinda bummed out that most of the hoard looks the same. there must be a good reason for that. anyways, i can’t wait for this game! I’ve always been an lbp fan and this will look good with my collection.


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+ Figboy on September 6th, 2012 at 9:16 am said:

Sony, you really need to get on making a LittleBigPlanet animated series. Sackboy and Sackgirl are just so damned iconic. Give them fun personalities (of which they already ooze with charm), snag Stephen Fry to narrate the show’s intros and outros, and pack it full of cameos of other PlayStation characters like Ratchet, Jak, Sly, etc. It’s time for LBP to branch into more media than just games and action figures.


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+ Heavenly_king on September 6th, 2012 at 9:33 am said:

@8: Yeah they should do something like Puka, something cute and fun lol XD. I think this franchise has the chance of becoming the Playstation “mario”, you cant waste that chance Sony.

Keep up the great work


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+ PRIMUS_420 on September 6th, 2012 at 10:06 am said:

OMFGLBP


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+ ASC2175 on September 6th, 2012 at 10:37 am said:

Interesting designs…for then Hoard….t-shirts look cool too……o_o……..any general release month for that cross controller dlc? …..just wonderin…….don’t kill me. o_O


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+ TwinDad on September 6th, 2012 at 10:51 am said:

It’s a great shirt. I had fun playing the demo, but I wish I had gotten a chance to play multiplayer.


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+ The5rozos on September 6th, 2012 at 11:05 am said:

I agree with 8 and 9, make an animated series Sony!! With the right animation style and dialogue, it could be a big hit! And the show would never run out of ideas since the possibilities in Craftworld are endless.

I honestly hope Karting isn’t ‘the end’ like it was with Crash Bandicoot and Jak. I’ve invested a lot of money and time into this franchise :( Take the opportunity and expand it! Sackboy(and Sackgirl) have a charm that both kids and adults love, something that many many characters don’t have.

In my opinion, after the PS4 releases they should make LBP3, LBPK2, and an animated series. Also, backwards compatibility with the PS3 games. PLEASE!


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+ Nick930930 on September 6th, 2012 at 11:40 am said:

^^^ Please Sony for the love of God… do not do what this guy says.

The last thing a good game needs is for some corporate franchise to milk all the fun out of a good idea.


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+ Astro411 on September 6th, 2012 at 11:49 am said:

Great game :-D can’t wait to get it.

Just one question, is this game going to be released on the PSN Store? any info would be much appreciated.


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+ The5rozos on September 6th, 2012 at 11:56 am said:

@14, how does that milk out all the fun? That makes no sense. Nintendo milks Mario like crazy and the games are just as fun as they’ve ever been.

If you want Sony to not take any chances then so be it, but they can make some profit if they got more people into a game like LBP. Just because something becomes popular, it doesn’t mean the quality goes down.


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+ AleXx2626 on September 6th, 2012 at 12:49 pm said:

Congratulations to the winner! My design is the top right image from the runner-ups. I can’t wait to get my copy of LBPK and that t-shirt. I had a lot of fun in this contest Thanks guys :)


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    + Michael Buffaloe on September 6th, 2012 at 4:27 pm said:

    Thanks for participating! Your design is pretty fantastic :)


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+ TubaDude49 on September 6th, 2012 at 4:44 pm said:

Darn, I was hoping a team member would appreciate the Stephen Fry quote on mine.
“Yes, I am visually pleasing, thank you, but I’m still very approachable. Come on in, kick your shoes off, and please share the immediate environment with a responsible manner”
He even said it would be a catchy T-shirt slogan.


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+ Ghost_12985 on September 6th, 2012 at 5:13 pm said:

Awesome. Just pure awesome. The LBPK Beta was pretty fun, and I have played every other LBP (that is currently out to the public) But it’s so complicated! Cool storyline.


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+ gabef12 on September 6th, 2012 at 6:19 pm said:

Will LBPK also be on the Playstation Vita


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+ stink_boy11 on September 6th, 2012 at 6:47 pm said:

Sackboy is very clever. I remember the Karting beta. (I know what the game is like! I was in the beta!) and I can’t wait to drop some heavy explosives onto the hoards. (Even though they are Chubby and cute) :)


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+ Elvick_ on September 7th, 2012 at 2:58 am said:

I am going to love this. The hoard looks awesome.


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+ Gabriel_the_nwa on September 7th, 2012 at 12:28 pm said:

I Like It


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+ R_a_z_i_e_l on September 7th, 2012 at 6:05 pm said:

Why is this posted on the Vita board ? Unless this is coming to the Vita I see no reason for it to be posted there.


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+ The5rozos on September 7th, 2012 at 6:25 pm said:

@24 perhaps because LBP Vita was mentioned in the post and was at PAX.


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+ spider-man3435 on September 7th, 2012 at 7:42 pm said:

(warning some of my message is a spoiler)thats it no more lbp only lbpk no vita lbp but new mm studio game nd psa-sbr looks cooooooool sackboy in da game but this is da last contest im enter i give up i will never win 1st place at anything


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+ spider-man3435 on September 7th, 2012 at 7:53 pm said:

people saw my work how many votes?


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+ spyro97800 on September 8th, 2012 at 4:15 pm said:

wow the hoard looks cool and those t shirts r just awesome.GO LBPK!!!


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