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LBP Premium Level Packs + Costume Packs (Metal Gear Solid Edition) – on the PS Store 12/23

Mark Valledor's Avatar Posted by Marketing Manager, SCEA

Just when you thought we were done with the Holiday surprises (Free Santa, Festive Level Pack, LBC1 winners, etc, etc) we have one more announcement up our sleeve…and it’s a dozy. Over the past few weeks, we’ve been biting our tongues, and finally we can reveal our latest offering (originally ‘somewhat’ announced at this years TGS) – Metal Gear Solid packs – Available 12/23 on the PlayStation Store.

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Metal Gear Solid Premium Costume Pack
You’ve seen Solid Snake, but have you seen the rest of the cast? (well, ok…maybe you have… ) Meryl Silverburgh, Screaming Mantis & Raiden each have their own costumes from the MGS world. Get all 4 characters for the price of 3 at $5.99 on the PS Store, or pick your favorite and buy it individually for $1.99.

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Metal Gear Solid Premium Level Pack
Now that you know about our Festive Level Pack, which fills your Pop-it tool with a ton of “Create” materials, objects and stickers, our Premium Level Packs introduce that and a whole lot more. So without further adeu…lets talk about what’s inside the MGS Level Pack (and this time we mean “Level” pack…)

First off, you’ll get a new Sackboy costume… the Gurlokovich Soldier.


Plus tons of new stickers (72), materials (12), decorations (10), and objects (18).

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The objects are especially cool, why you ask…well, in addition to these ‘create’ materials, our Premium Level Packs include new Story Levels and they’re filled these new objects. That’s because, Media Molecule teamed with Konami to create 5 new Story Levels and 1 new Challenge Level for you to enjoy.

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Now we couldn’t just build a level using the basic tools above, we need music, new sound effects, and new elements to provide a true MGS experience. So you’re getting these in the Level Pack, as well:

  • 3 new background music tracks
  • 1 new interactive music track
  • 1 new Metal Gear Solid themed ‘sound object’
  • New Plasma Ball ‘danger element’
  • New Laser Sight ‘gadget’
  • New functioning Searchlight lamp – for those special ‘exclamation mark’ moments
  • …and finally, the piece de resistance…THE PAINTINATOR (and Paint Switch)


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Now, not only will you be able to run, jump, push, pull, swing, etc, etc in LBP, but now you’ll be able to splatter anything that comes between you and the end of any level. Once you equip the Paintinator, you can send sacksized paintballs flying by mashing on the R1 button and using the right stick to aim. Few things about flying paintballs, when Sackboys are hit with them, it feels like a very weak slap. You can also shoot ‘Brains’ from a safe distance and progress thru levels much easier. In addition to the Paintinator, we’re introducing a Paint Switch, so you can attach it to any object and set it to destruct after being splattered with enough paint. Here’s a video to show you the Metal Gear Solid Level Pack in action…

Add to all that, there are 12 new Trophies to unlock (and if you pay attention to the story at all, we’re not a big fan of Trophy Levels).

So now you see why we’ve been biting our tongue on this announcement. Tons of new gameplay, tons of new game-changing objects, and tons of create materials…all for just $5.99 (shesh…did that just sound like an infomercial?). We absolutely can’t wait to see what the community does with this pack and the new types of levels this will bring to the Share Planet.

And wait…there’s more…
So, here’s one of the coolest things about this pack…you guys know LBP is all about PLAY, CREATE & SHARE – well, you’ll be glad to know that this Level Pack holds true to that. For those who buy the Premium Level Pack, you get everything above (and hopefully a lot of fun in-between). If you don’t buy it, you’ll still be able to enjoy the MGS pack goodness. Here’s how:

  • Non-MGS Level Pack owners can PLAY the MGS Story Levels by joining a “host” who owns the pack and play the levels online together. Now you won’t be able to keep any objects, but you can have tons of fun just PLAYing.
  • MGS Level Pack owners will be able to CREATE levels with any of these items (including the Paintinator) and SHARE them online for everyone to play.

Again, we’re very excited to present this MGS Level Pack to you as a taste of how LBP can and will continue to evolve over time. With the support of our community, whether it’s creating new and awesome levels on the Share Planet or buying our Costumes and Level Packs, we’ll continue to provide more LBP goodness down the road in 2009.

So check back on the PS Store on 12/23 and treat yourself to a present this holiday season :)

Happy Holidays and have a Happy New Year

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Jonesy989 said:

December 21st, 10:12 am

SOLD, im so getting this day one, both packs!

just one question, plz answer,

if somebody didnt get the packs, will they still be able to play th levels online, and get the new trophys too?

ubertom said:

December 21st, 10:34 am

im going to buy this on xmas day because im getting mgs4 as well

DeputyDawg07 said:

December 22nd, 1:43 am

The MGS expansion is a move in the right direction. I would like to see more of this type of enhancement. What about adding the rest of “Mother Natures” elements. You have fire covered but I think some sand, water, and wind would be useful. Boats that actually float, swimming sack persons, some SCUBA gear! Fans that blow wind and can be tweaked, and Sand for making traps (or mixed with water to make, well, mud of course). Sand could also be used to activate triggers (sand falls into bucket, weighs it down, causes it to pull down a lever, and activates a switch.. get it?) Im sure the LBP community would find many inventive ways to use these elements. Is this in the works or am I asking too much?

DeputyDawg07 said:

December 22nd, 1:49 am

Another note on my previous post, Fans used to create wind could be tweaked and used to help a sack person scale a wall, or to give your entire level a windy effect. Water could be used to create rain. Mix them together and have one big storm of a level. Just some ideas that are popping in my head at the moment. I leave it to the rest of you bloggers to come up with other possibilities these elements could add. -Cheers!, Happy Holidays, and Happy New Year!

Miles514 said:

December 22nd, 8:50 am

Will this stuff always be in the stores or will it go away after a while?

roqqy said:

December 22nd, 11:30 am

Very very nice, can’t wait to get it, hope it will be released in… 3:30 hours.

gekidami said:

December 22nd, 1:20 pm

Mark Valledor:
“Still in the works, trying to make them perfect…but no need to get all wound up.”

Actually, Taito has already released about 4 different version of SackBoy plushes, though they look abit shody…

pedr0boy said:

December 22nd, 7:28 pm

very nice. :) does this mean the final fantasy packs will have other costumes than sephiroth? can our sackboys finally cast firaga and summon? hell yeah!!!

burnside189 said:

December 22nd, 7:41 pm

in my country the 23rd is nearly over so im guesing i have to wait 4 you guys to catch up 2 get it?

jorgetoronto said:

December 23rd, 3:46 am


techp13 said:

December 23rd, 3:54 am

wen is the pak gettin released cause i haft go 2 skool in an hour!!!

Goonboy said:

December 23rd, 7:41 am

@211 techp13

I think you should just stay in school and learn to spell, my friend.

Rultan said:

December 23rd, 10:26 am

So when is this coming out anyways?

techp13 said:

December 23rd, 11:11 am

@212 goonboy sorry i was trying to hurry and i didnt use my real keyboard but i really want to know when this level pack is getting released cause ive been looking fwrd to this like all week!!!!

Elimin8 said:

December 23rd, 11:30 am

LOL @ Goonboy & techp13…..

tristianlark said:

December 23rd, 11:46 am

what the hey i have been waiting for 1 day and everywhere i look it sais it is out today but when i look on ps store it not there so does any1 now what is going on because i really want to try it out

tristianlark said:

December 23rd, 11:49 am

ive got 1 more question, if there is a mgs pack will there be other packs like for example final fantasy?

DRCD1 said:

December 23rd, 1:18 pm

Yeah. 23 december 2008. 9:16 pm(lisbon time) (the update usualy comes by 5pm) and there is NOTHING in the store. I need those levels and i can’t dwld them tomorrow

Heavenly_King said:

December 23rd, 2:52 pm


Redswipe said:

December 23rd, 3:13 pm

I read over on LittleBigPlanetoid that the packs have been delayed for some reason and may not even be ready tomorrow either :(

Heavenly_King said:

December 23rd, 3:22 pm


tristianlark said:

December 23rd, 3:32 pm

so is the pack delayed in america or just in Europe.

Dred said:

December 23rd, 6:24 pm

Mm do not stop plz do not stop the great work your doing and MARK HIGH FIVE!!! GJ

Redswipe said:

December 23rd, 6:28 pm

They are out in N. America but not in the EU :(

tristianlark said:

December 23rd, 8:21 pm

hey u guys should try my competitive level called paintball
my little big planet name is tristianlark and it has a free paintball gun prize that u can use un your level without even having to buy the pack! and please heart me and my level THANK YOU!!!!!!!

Madani said:

December 24th, 5:02 am

can u tell me how do i play MGS levels !!!! i downloaded them and it wont apper as for all the downloadabel custums ???


tristianlark said:

December 24th, 10:49 am

u go to the bottom one its like content or something where you see all the things u can buy and find it and push x the click act 1 and your ready to go
i already beat the entire original game + the mgs add on but now i need to find all the prizes so please if you have a chance help me find all the prizes
also please search tristianlark and try some of my levels and heart them and me

urbandevill said:

December 24th, 12:26 pm

Just a shame to see the EU price for the pack.
a shame, nothing more than that.

I live the game, i will buy the pack, but Why the hell
4.99$ -> 5.99€ how the hell did you convert that hu?
in real :
4.99 -> 3.56€ dis you realize that?????

how do you justify that 3.56€ -> 5.99€ !!!!

I love Sony, i love LBP, but how did you stop to Exploit EUROPE??

Madani said:

December 24th, 1:27 pm

can u tell me how do i play MGS levels my store is in asia ( saudi arabia )!!!! i downloaded them and it wont apper. as for all the downloadabel custums ???

where do they apper in the store mode or what ???!!!! i cant find them ? :(

chazdude43 said:

December 25th, 3:13 am

how do you make the little question mark thing come up like in the video? im really confused… it is a really good idea but i cant find it…

Tayshan said:

December 27th, 9:38 am

Thats really amazing that you included MGS4 in littlebigplanet im going to buy a 20$ psn card eventually but can u make some MGS4 things for free but besides that its really cool how yall did dat. and in the feautre i hope u do the same with other games to. srry for complaining

BIG_C_23 said:

December 27th, 5:41 pm

man i cant wait to use the paintinator, can we pick the color of paint we prefer. will the paint color be the same color of our popit and certain clothes

clawrix said:

January 5th, 3:17 am

Hi people
Dose any one know how to play lbp mgs4 in the game i downloaded it and payed but cant fine it no were can any one help me??? Thanks..

Gincairn said:

January 5th, 5:58 am

Clawrix, go to the pod, then choose the LBP store, you should be able to choose them from there.

clawrix said:

January 6th, 1:13 am

Hi people
Thats the funny thing there is nothing in my lbp store just a empty glob man can some one help..

clawrix said:

January 6th, 5:26 pm


CAN SOME ONE HELP ME i downloaded mgs4 addon and when i got to LBP store my globe is empty CAN SOME ONE HELP ME?????????? thanks people…..

7177ynn4n said:

January 17th, 7:00 pm


7177ynn4n said:

January 17th, 7:00 pm

* Wii – 2.15 million 2. Call of Duty: World at War – Xbox 360 – Activision – 1.33 million

7177ynn4n said:

January 17th, 7:02 pm

* Wii – 2.15 million 2. Call of Duty: World at War – Xbox 360 – Activision – 1.33 million

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