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LittleBigPlanet 2: PS Vita Cross-Controller Pack Out Today

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The wait is finally almost over: the LittleBigPlanet 2: Cross-Controller Pack is out today on PlayStation Store! This all-new pack will allow you to use your PS Vita as a controller on LittleBigPlanet 2 and play the game in a new and exciting way. Check out the new trailer for the LittleBigPlanet 2: Cross-Controller pack to see just what adventures Sackboy will be getting up to in this new pack!

Not only will you be able to play through Sackboy’s grand new adventure, we’ll also be giving you a brand new set of tools and other goodies to enable you to make your very own LittleBigPlanet 2: Cross-Controller levels!

LittleBigPlanet 2 - Cross Controller Pack for PS3 + PS Vita

LittleBigPlanet 2 - Cross Controller Pack for PS3 + PS VitaLittleBigPlanet 2 - Cross Controller Pack for PS3 + PS Vita

What’s in the LittleBigPlanet 2: Cross-Controller Pack?

Sackboy’s latest adventure is chock full of a wonderful array of goodies that we know you all can’t wait to hear to find out about, so here’s a rundown of just what you’ll be getting.

  • A Brand New Story – Our new theme will see Sackboy travelling across the Omniverse to discover the lost treasure!
  • Five Costumes – Sackboy will be fully kitted out for his new adventure with five brand new costumes! Don’t forget about our Cross-Buy Costumes! If you purchase this pack, these costumes will also work on LittleBigPlanet PS Vita and will become available in LittleBigPlanet Karting in a future update!
  • Four New Tools – The Worm Hole, the Vitanator, the Remote Tag Sensor and the Tag Radar are all available to help you create your own Cross-Controller experience.
  • Creative Goodies – 26 Objects, 25 Materials, 74 Decorations, 148 Stickers, three Interactive Music Tracks and one Background are all waiting to be picked up by your Sackboy to add to their Popit to help fulfil their creative needs.
  • Five Tutorials – Finishing up the Cross-Controller Pack, we have five brand new tutorials all voiced by LittleBigPlanet’s favourite narrator, Stephen Fry. These should really help you get to grips with the new tools and Sackboy’s headfirst dive into Cross-Controller gameplay!

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LittleBigPlanet 2 - Cross Controller Pack for PS3 + PS VitaLittleBigPlanet 2 - Cross Controller Pack for PS3 + PS Vita

What is a Worm Hole?

The Worm Hole is Sackboy’s brilliant new teleportation tool that will enable him to travel safely from one Worm Hole to another within the same level without fear of losing a life.

This handy new tool will even allow Sackboy to teleport from your PS3 to your PS Vita and vice-versa, should you want him to return home. The most intuitive and creative level designers will even be able to use the tool to remove Sackboy from gameplay and effectively lock him in a state of stasis whilst action is taking place elsewhere in the level…However we’ll leave it up to you and Sackboy to discover just what potential his new Worm Hole discovery holds for LittleBigPlanet and the rest of the Omniverse!

Head into the Unexplored Cosmos Today

Sackboy has his brand new mission, so head on over to the Store today and you can pick up the LittleBigPlanet 2: Cross-Controller Pack, available for the PS3 for $4.99. Just a friendly reminder, you will need a PS3, PS Vita and a copy of LittleBigPlanet 2 for the new DLC pack. If you don’t already have a copy of LBP 2, there are a couple of easy ways to pick up a copy at a really great value. It’s currently a free PSN download for all PS Plus members, and starting today it will also be available for $13.99 as part of the Holiday Essentials Sale on PlayStation Store until December 24th.

Help Sackboy save the day in his new adventure and then use your newly collected goodies to create your own levels, we cannot wait to see just what kind of Cross-Controller adventures that our creative community can design!

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enricky559 said:

December 18th, 8:21 am

So it’s $4.99 for PlayStation Plus subscribers as well?

ItsNymo said:

December 18th, 8:22 am

Looks great! Cannot wait to finally play a cross-controller game on my PS3 with my Vita today!

Just curious: How many new levels are included with the pack, and are they all playable alone? Having local co-op with the Vita & others on DualShock is fun, but how about when they’re not around?

JimmyHACK said:

December 18th, 8:23 am

MERRY CHRISTMAS!

kitschbeam said:

December 18th, 8:23 am

Is this thing will be available today on PSN Asia? Because you know, PSN Asia is usually few days behind from PSN US.

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    Steven Isbell said:

    December 18th, 8:56 am

    The LittleBigPlanet 2: Cross-Controller Pack will release across the other regions tomorrow, during their regularly scheduled PlayStation Store update. :)

ChizFreak said:

December 18th, 8:25 am

Is this out already in the Store? I can’t check right now. Or we still need for the store update?

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    Steven Isbell said:

    December 18th, 8:57 am

    You just need to wait a little bit longer for the PlayStation Store to update today…

TXCScorpion said:

December 18th, 8:26 am

Will be picking this up but I also wanted to say that I really like this ad. The people seem to be actually playing/enjoying/interacting with each other and the game. It also shows you a decent amount of ways you can interact with LBP2 which was the whole point that many commercials/ads miss when advertising a product. Kudos to everyone involved.

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    Steven Isbell said:

    December 18th, 8:58 am

    The levels contained within the LittleBigPlanet 2: Cross-Controller Pack will show you a whole bunch of ways to use Cross-Controller gameplay in your own levels, however I have do doubt that our amazing community will show us even more brilliant ways to utilise Cross-Controller gameplay in LittleBigPlanet!

Major_Hoare said:

December 18th, 8:28 am

Why is this being sold when Cross Controller has been featured in other games for free?

sleepybird18 said:

December 18th, 8:32 am

It that a bit pricey for Dlc

SR3-SKY said:

December 18th, 8:32 am

funny video when again these guys playing have never holded a ps3 controller before. :))
and that nerd guy with the vita, he have no idea what his doing XDD

anyway nice pack~ but i think it should be free to everyones.

merry christmas everyones and have great time with families and alot of gifts :)

ASC2175 said:

December 18th, 8:32 am

Yes! (Throws wallet at TV screen)

saskamazon said:

December 18th, 8:34 am

wow, that’s a nice bundle for $5 …. count me in ! the new costumes alone would normally come attached to a similar price …. & it looks quite intriguing with the Vita in the gameplay. as an LBP enthusiast, I would like to see some DLC bundles on sale for the holiday discounts. :-) would bring the cheer of the festive season to sack folk everywhere !

JimmyHACK said:

December 18th, 8:38 am

@7 This is an addon for a 2 year old game, other games its a launch feature. All LBP packs that contains levels cost money. This one cheaper than normal.

JimmyHACK said:

December 18th, 8:39 am

@8 it’s acutally a cheaper great deal for LBP Packs

Gorvi said:

December 18th, 8:40 am

That looks awesome, I can’t wait to play that with my son tonight. :)

Vex_Doppel said:

December 18th, 8:42 am

Awesome!, can’t wait till the store updates. Also, I know the forums are reporting bugs to QA since the new patch. I hope you can get those fixed soon.

whatisdelicious said:

December 18th, 8:46 am

I understand that it took real work and creative effort to make this, but given how much of a selling point this is against the Wii U, it still feels like a huge misstep not to give it away for free.

Squiggle55 said:

December 18th, 8:51 am

@Major_Hoare This is the very first cross-controller game… Are you talking about the upcoming Guacamelee? which is the only other game I’m aware of that is planning on using cross-control so far.

$5 sounds like a real steal for me, considering the amount of content and the work that went in to making a 2 year old game compatible with this technology. You are going to use your Vita as a controller… this is awesome. Not only are there new official levels and a new story, but it opens up the floodgates for a ton of new user-generated content as well. Suffice it to say I’m excited to play with this new feature. It’s like a complete upgrade to my consoles.

Zaeron25 said:

December 18th, 8:52 am

Quick update the Store ;(

Squiggle55 said:

December 18th, 8:54 am

On second thought, I think Major-Hoare might be confusing “cross-controller” with “cross-buy” or “cross-save”. For those confused, this is the very first cross-controller game, where you’ll use your Vita as a controller for the PS3, and it’s awesome, and in no way deserves complaints.

TXCScorpion said:

December 18th, 8:58 am

Im sure he means Cross-Play. We have more cross’s than Capcoms cross over franchises, crazy eh. I can understand the confusion.

helbertpina said:

December 18th, 8:58 am

Oh my, very excited! I hope it works and I hope Sony pushes the tech so developers make wonderful use of it. Fingers crossed!!! :D

DarthDanMan said:

December 18th, 8:58 am

Will this have additional trophies? I might have missed it saying so…

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    Steven Isbell said:

    December 18th, 9:03 am

    The LittleBigPlanet 2: Cross-Controller Pack will come with a bunch of new Trophies and Pins to collect!

UNREALGOD said:

December 18th, 8:59 am

every time i get on here to see whats in store for the week i always see someone complaining bout prices,no games for ps3 or vita they wanna play.just constant complaining and nagging the editors.u guys need to grow up and be humble.and btw step ur money game UP! if u cant afford the games dont buy the consoles its that simple. BI.CH PLEASE!

cnada401 said:

December 18th, 9:00 am

@squiggles Let me clarify your confusion, UMVSC3 was the first cross controller game for vita.
google is your friend .

camiloarthur said:

December 18th, 9:04 am

How it will work for Vita? Do I need to have LBP for vita in order to play or will have an app to allow us to play with the cross controller?

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    Steven Isbell said:

    December 18th, 11:40 am

    This is a new pack for LittleBigPlanet 2 only.
    You will not require LittleBigPlanet PS Vita to be able to play the LittleBigPlanet 2: Cross-Controller Pack. :)

jaimus said:

December 18th, 9:05 am

hmm, i watched the video, and i think i ‘get’ what they are trying to do…but i must say i don’t really understand this video at all :-(

What is the person with the vita actually doing?

AmericanNinja1 said:

December 18th, 9:07 am

How do I enable cross controller? Is there a video on how to set this up?

GnomeWizard said:

December 18th, 9:21 am

Is it ever going to be possible to have all our littlebigplanet 1 and 2 costumes on our littlebigplanet vita? not the dlc but the regular costumes? I would love to have mine on the go ^_^

Superstone said:

December 18th, 9:22 am

More games like this please. Wouldn’t it be nice to play Vita games on a large screen through PS3 bluetooth.

aro52 said:

December 18th, 9:23 am

The video shows “couch co-op” stuff, but can it also be played solo? Basically, can Sackboy on the TV screen be controller with the Vita controls, or is the Vita limited to just passive “environment aid” functions…?

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    Steven Isbell said:

    December 18th, 11:41 am

    You can most certainly play the new LittleBigPlanet 2: Cross-Controller level with just a single player! :)

GT_168 said:

December 18th, 9:27 am

Awesome!!! I have my sister in law and her husband coming over and I am getting this as soon as possible to have some 4 player cross controller action!

Scorpion_73 said:

December 18th, 9:28 am

@ AmericanNinja1 To Enable Cross Crontroller you Will need to goto Remote Play on your Ps Vita and the Cross-Controller Option will be right there When you start Remote Play.

TXCScorpion said:

December 18th, 9:38 am

@28

I’m curious too. Would really bring the LBP world full circle if costumes from each game were available in the others. Though they would all have to be remade for the vita I assume?

vinardus said:

December 18th, 9:40 am

Well another feature that should be free is paid. For those who say you’re paying for the missions, then why isn’t cross controller free and only the missions paid for?

It’s the same lie sony told us whith cross play. There are only a handful of games that have it, and cross controller now is getting paid? Well you will not get a single dime from me.

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    Steven Isbell said:

    December 18th, 11:43 am

    You will be able to play community levels containing Cross-Controller gameplay without needing to own the LittleBigPlanet 2: Cross-Controller Pack. :)

Godzilla_KOM said:

December 18th, 9:59 am

Have a PS3? -Check
Have LBP2? -Check
Have a Vita? -Check

I am so pumped for this. :D

DistantWords said:

December 18th, 10:05 am

I SO cannot wait for the Store to update! Instant purchase for me! Might have to also get the Move DLC since I haven’t gotten it yet..

This is a stupid question, but a single player with a Vita will be able to play this right? As in alone? It’s not going to be required that you have a regular player to do stuff while the Vita player does their stuff on the Vita? I assume there will be stuff the others can do, but it won’t be required will it? I mostly play alone…

steven1230 said:

December 18th, 10:07 am

I can’t move my sackboys head or hips but up and down or front to back after this patch :\. I feel like its being restricted.

nYcFrEeWiLL82 said:

December 18th, 10:10 am

IM LOOKING FORWARD TO THIS UPDATE..ALTHOUGH I WISH IT WOULD BE AN UPDATE FOR THE PS3 ENTIRELY.IF IT CAN BE DONE WITH A GAME WHY NOT WORK ON AN UPDATE TO MAKE IT A UNIVERSAL CONTROLLER.IT WILL GIVE PEOPLE ANOTHER REASON TO BUY A VITA..NOT THAT IT DOESN’T HAVE MANY ALREADY..BUT THE MORE THE MERRIER..

JohnnyBras said:

December 18th, 10:12 am

@Squiggle55, Actually, Ultimate Marvel vs Capcom was the first. LBP2 is now the second. But the UMvC, I didn’t have to buy any extra DLC.

nYcFrEeWiLL82 said:

December 18th, 10:12 am

ALSO I FORGOT TO ASK…AFTER I DOWNLOAD THE CROSS CONTROLLER UPDATE..WILL THIS ALSO WORK FOR THE OLD LEVELS..OR JUST THE NEW ONES?

jutke13 said:

December 18th, 10:17 am

@34:

“Well another feature that should be free is paid. For those who say you’re paying for the missions, then why isn’t cross controller free and only the missions paid for?”

It is free, assuming it follows the same trend as the other DLC functionality. You can PLAY user created levels that use this feature for free. You only pay to CREATE levels using this feature and for the DLC levels/costumes.

Your loss if you want to miss out on great DLC.

kriskrosbbk said:

December 18th, 10:25 am

NOW PLEASE MAKE IT FOR CALL OF DUTY BLACK OPS2!! THAT WOULD BE EPIC!

Squiggle55 said:

December 18th, 10:27 am

I had no idea UMvC had cross-controller capability. They definitely should have advertised that more, because it’s an awesome feature.

guitarded77 said:

December 18th, 10:36 am

$5 is dirt cheap for what it contains, but you guys should have just made it free to promote functionality between the PS3 and PSV, and show how it can do what the Wii U is doing. I’ll be downloading to compare it to Wii U, but my fear is this is a one time gimmick, and Sony is just showing that they can do what the Wii U can with PS3 and PSV, then they won’t ever do it again. Move has been almost forgotten by Sony development with just an occasional game or functionality patch here and there. The Sharpshooter is dead with NO new games supporting it. Please don’t start acting like Nintendo… you’re better than that Sony.

macy113 said:

December 18th, 10:42 am

I downloaded the 1GB patch and charged my PS Vita. Now I’m ready! Come on Sony update the store please :)

Conaaando said:

December 18th, 10:45 am

Who needs Wii? :-D

Squiggle55 said:

December 18th, 10:48 am

Looks like for UMvC you need to own both versions of the game. It’s awesome that that isn’t the case here. Although you should own the Vita version of LBP if you don’t already. Thanks for the new content.

cwsluke said:

December 18th, 10:58 am

yes yes yes yes! Just sad because my little sisters left today on a plane and they love LBP, now I have no1 to play this with ='(

BrianC6234 said:

December 18th, 11:00 am

What a crybaby you are #34. This is a great deal. There’s no reason to complain over the price of this new feature. You get a lot for the $5.

Zoidzerg said:

December 18th, 11:11 am

This sounds great. Just wish I had more regular peeps to play this with as it sounds like a feature mostly for multiplayer.

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    Steven Isbell said:

    December 18th, 2:34 pm

    You will be able to play the LittleBigPlanet 2: Cross-Controller Pack with just one player! :)

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