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LittleBigPlanet GOTY Out Today, Meet the Special Guest Designers

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For those who haven’t jumped on the “Play, Create and Share” bandwagon yet, now is the time as the LittleBigPlanet Game of Year edition Game of Year edition is available NOW!


The new package includes everything from the original as well as seven free downloadable content packs, a PlayStation Network voucher code to download the upcoming ModNation Racers online beta AND 18 never-before-seen levels created by some extremely talented members of the community – all bonus content valued at more than $30!

So, how did these 18 consumers get to be part of a video game? Well, it wasn’t random. Our team at Media Molecule handpicked them all after viewing the exceptional levels each fan had previously posted online. Once identified, we contracted each person, with payment, of course, to create a new level that would be incorporated into the Game of the Year. So, all 18 people are now amateur video game developers for the PlayStation family.

One of these creators, David Dino, a 27 year-old Hospital Safety Coordinator from Azusa, CA, recently spoke with USAToday.com about his role in the game. Check out the interview as Dino discusses what it feels like to now be an amateur video game developer and an integral part of a major video game franchise.

Lastly, to drum up early excitement for the LittleBigPlanet Game of the Year, the new bonus levels were playable on the show floor at PAX last week. Take a look at some gameplay footage and a recap of what went down with LittleBigPlanet in Seattle during the show…

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Saloom said:

September 9th, 11:04 am

Where are the new BOX ART that show PS3 on above?

BiezulbubBill69 said:

September 9th, 11:05 am

@ #1

I’m wondering the same thing! lol

Stalker666_ said:

September 9th, 11:05 am

So those levels aren’t online on the LBP online platform so only playable on that GOTY edition? I thought they took levels that were made before and chosen for their outstandingness.
BTW: Rated first. :D

KidCommando said:

September 9th, 11:08 am

@ 1 and 2

Those new boxes will be released with Uncharted 2 being the first.

AguilarX said:

September 9th, 11:09 am

i knw d new boxart will ruin my ps3 collection. but i love d new look. hopefully these xtra new lvls can be downloaded by us who supported lbp day 1. I hope u guys add me and play my lvl Beast Survival. worked on it for days w/ lil eat n sleep.

KidCommando said:

September 9th, 11:10 am

so is this game $60?

Carl-G said:

September 9th, 11:13 am

I hope this comes to the rest of the World to? :)

OmegaSpartan08 said:

September 9th, 11:14 am

i haven’t bought this game yet (didn’t have a PS3 then). will buy THIS version when i get some money…

Miles514 said:

September 9th, 11:18 am

darn it i had to pay extra money for downloads and i cant play those 18 levels. Kinda hurts but oh well.

Cat_Corye said:

September 9th, 11:19 am

Now I’m wondering why the ModNation Racers Beta code doesn’t work?

nmoe said:

September 9th, 11:19 am

For those of that that bought this game day 1 we should have a way to play the 18 additional levels without having to pay an additional $60!

The_Man_Who said:

September 9th, 11:20 am

I want a Beta Code for Modnation Racers, but i already own a LBP Game. Is there another way to get a code?

Skant said:

September 9th, 11:23 am

So I don’t get to play those 18 levels because I immediately bought LittleBigPlanet when it first came out? Unless I want to spend another $60 to rebuy a game I already purchased?

redtailman said:

September 9th, 11:23 am

my copy I preoredered from gamecrazy hasn’t arrived yet sony, I am very dissapointed

Than_Drake said:

September 9th, 11:24 am

so. . . . these 18 levels and free downloads are only for the people who buy the goty game. . . what about the people thow bought the game when it first came out? and have already spend another $60 or more on DLC

lawlsushi said:

September 9th, 11:25 am

This game still gets really boring Id have to say … I mean great potential tho

poweredbyzen said:

September 9th, 11:25 am

tough times – won’t pay full price for a re-release even with new content. great game overall, but consideration should be put in marketing and sales.

Venom1976 said:

September 9th, 11:25 am

So is it 59.99 like the original or less? hello? anyone?

JimmyHACK said:

September 9th, 11:26 am

How’s the day one launch feature *online co-create* coming along?

CondorMcG said:

September 9th, 11:29 am

So much fun with people to play with. The bomb ones and the train one are just epic lulz.

Zookey said:

September 9th, 11:29 am

Just got home with my LBP GOTY hehe–and I was in the LBP beta AND a day-1 buyer—guess I am obsessed with this game? hehe.

johnnyblades said:

September 9th, 11:31 am

I was wondering if I double dipped and bought the GOTY edition, would my save from the previous version work or would I need to unlock everything all over again?

findaway said:

September 9th, 11:31 am

Could you guys please consider offering a DLC pack with all 18 levels for people who bought the game when it came out?

Dont leave us out in the cold just because we wont get the GOTY.

As a side note – It would be nice if Qore annual subscribers could get in the Modnation Racers beta.

Solid-Snake-Eyes said:

September 9th, 11:31 am

How about letting the original LBP owners get a chance to play the new levels? We supported you from the beginning and now have been left out in the cold as a thank you.

dusty506 said:

September 9th, 11:32 am

@21 yes

and why cant i download the beta for modnation yet?

JimmyHACK said:

September 9th, 11:35 am

@24 its for an UPCOMING beta, meaning in teh future

Moosehole said:

September 9th, 11:36 am

Can you guys please stop milking this cow. Shameless.

Moosehole said:

September 9th, 11:38 am

Also, people who supported your game and bought it when it first came out should not be “punished” like this. Why can’t those people play those 18 new levels? Because you want them all to go buy the game again, right?

You guys suck.

zombie9 said:

September 9th, 11:40 am

@21 yes your old stuff (save game) still works on GOTY U just have to make sure your runing the newest update.
And I wish that Sony would start treating people that have been suporting them since day 1 a little better. I all ready have all the downloadable content and don’t want to buy it again and again. And Qore members should be in beta.

FE_RR said:

September 9th, 11:41 am

if i knew that you’ll re-release this game with 18 exlusive level i had waited til now so i can get them i refuse to pay $60 to get a game that i already have, just for 18 levels…it’s unfair and you know this, it’s crap, really crap

dusty506 said:

September 9th, 11:41 am

@25 on the voucher it says redeemable 9/8/09-1/31/09

ThreeLeggedFreak said:

September 9th, 11:42 am

Does the modnation beta start today as well?

JimmyHACK said:

September 9th, 11:42 am

@30, my bad, i just saw them in the post say “upcoming”

FE_RR said:

September 9th, 11:42 am

i [DELETED] hate this!! i’m really pissed off [DELETED] off!!

mayed10 said:

September 9th, 11:44 am

I thought they will add all of these bonuses on a single disc not with the game :( why PLZ MEDIA MOLECULE MAKE A SINGLE DISC WITH THESE BONUSES PLZ PLZ PLZ

rbanke said:

September 9th, 11:45 am

A year later, are those Play Create Share scores still broken?

I loved LBP but just thought the community/online aspect of it was done so poorly that I never wanted to play anyone else’s levels. I had fun with the single player, the MGS addon, and building stuff. I say ‘building stuff’ because just tinkering was much more fun than building a level to me.

All in all, I liked the idea and art more than the implementation.

jBat17 said:

September 9th, 11:46 am

this is a good purchase for new ps3 slim owners. if still have the original LBP, you should have traded it in last month.

heart my (incomplete and unplayable) levels, please..

ShadowTalyis said:

September 9th, 11:49 am

That’s kinda unfair is there a way to get into the ModNation Racers Beta without buying a game I already own, it’s different when you get beta’s for preordering because your not buying something twice! So basically my question is, is there another way into the beta?

vcotson said:

September 9th, 11:51 am


AnyColourYouLike said:

September 9th, 11:54 am

I stopped playing this game mainly because of no online create mode yet =(

My friends and i like playing in a empty level building opposing weapons, its like a completely different game. but we cant do it without it zooming out and obstructing the others view.

The idea of online create mode is awesome, where is it?

xXSoul_EaterXx said:

September 9th, 11:57 am

@36 If there was another way to get into the beta they would tell us.

@29 you dont have to buy if dont want to. Its not like they are saying BUY IT OR DIE.

dragonmagician said:

September 9th, 11:59 am

Still waiting for expansions (any expansion..there’s $$$ waiting for MM) to be release.
– not too crazy about Water (but better than nothing)
– where is my Sackiroth; its been a whole year already and still no news. I bought the game expecting this…it’s actually quite disappointing
– no news on the Disney or Marvel packs either (although these are more recent “announcements”). Hopefully they are more then costumes.

Rude_Sparthan said:

September 9th, 12:01 pm

still waiting news and your position about FW 3.0

theshepanator said:

September 9th, 12:01 pm

If we can’t put the GOTY disk in and play from our non GOTY saves then will there be some sort of migration?

findaway said:

September 9th, 12:04 pm


You can use the old save, its been confirmed before.

Pelt_Hunter said:

September 9th, 12:05 pm

I read on edge-online.com that Killzone 2, Pacific Rift and Resistance 2 are dropping to greatest hits price range, is this true? Or are they only dropping to that price in Europe? I will gladly walk out my door and go buy Pacific Rift and Killzone 2 right now if they are, as well as all the extra DLC, so hop to it and make this dream true!

Chaos_Bladez said:

September 9th, 12:08 pm

This should be $40 then it would be a deal.
If LBP normal is $30 and the added DLC is $30, then you really aren’t getting that much of a deal are you?

Regardless this game is great and is worth $60 even a year later.

Dice_for_Death_ said:

September 9th, 12:11 pm

I’ll be picking up my copy of this, later this afternoon. I’m pleased that my wife and I had decided to indefinitely hold off on LBP, since we had other games of which to play/complete. We’ll definitely enjoy this, and the forthcoming PSP version.

eagles1990 said:

September 9th, 12:24 pm

Can we have another LBP Theme?

Zookey said:

September 9th, 12:28 pm

Why doesn’t the code for ModNation Racers work?

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