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LittleBigPlanet 2: Beta Update, Featurettes, PAX 2010 Wrap up, LBP on Twitter

Mark Valledor's Avatar Posted by Marketing Manager, SCEA

LittleBigPlanet 2 for PS3

Online Beta Update

For those of you paying attention, you’ve probably heard that LittleBigPlanet 2 beta codes are being distributed. Here’s the skinny: Yes, beta codes are going out. But globally, we’re taking steps to best test our server environment, so we’re distributing beta codes in phases. The first phase of testing started earlier this week with our European LBP community. In a few weeks, we’ll be growing the participant base with US and other countries. More news to come…

Start Featurettes

With so many new features in LittleBigPlanet 2, its impossible to discuss all the new things in one sitting. So we’re introducing a series of LittleBigPlanet 2 Featurettes that highlight some of the many new things you can do in LBP2, such as the new Grappling Hook and the revamped SHARE experience. Stay tuned to the PlayStation.Blog for continuing episodes of LBP2’s Featurettes.

PAX Ends

The dust is still settling from this past weekend’s PAX 2010, and we had a blast seeing all our fans. From watching all the four-player fun, community corner activity (stay tuned next week when we start our “Bloggie” reports), the feverish lines for free Sackboy T-shirts, and the extremely sought after Sackboy plushies. Thanks to all our fans in making PAX 2010 our most memorable yet! And thanks to comphermc, confusedcartman, jaeyden, and morgana25 for hosting our Community Corner.

Here’s a quick glimpse of the fun we had over the weekend:

Mm’s Tom & Spaff right before the doors open

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Sackboy plushies for sale!!!….before we sold out

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Four-player goodness

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And EPIC music sequencer usage

Tweet, Tweet!

We recently “officially” obtained the @LittleBigPlanet Twitter account, and our community managers at Media Molecule have been great at keeping our fans up-to-date on all things LBP. Follow us! (I have a wager that we can get over 100k followers by the end of the month, so please tell your friends and help me win!!!)


And finally: here’s a glimpse of the fun drawings from the previous artwork challenge. Great stuff guys, thanks for putting your links in our comments section!

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This week, the challenge is to show us a picture of your in-game Sackboy. We’d love to see how creative you guys have been with the different outfits (I’m still working on my football outfit, but can’t seem to get it right). Add your link to the comments below and we’ll be sure to check it out.

Add Your Own

Vex_Doppel said:

September 10th, 2:19 pm

Can’t wait for my Collector’s Edition!
I love the backwards compatiblity for LBP2, so excited to see all my DLC with the new graphcis.
Superb job MM.

Here’s my Sackboy!

Vex_Doppel said:

September 10th, 2:20 pm

SoYoung said:

September 10th, 2:30 pm

As a playstation plus member, I expect a 100% garanti beta access. So far I feel tricked. First with Red Faction with its limit beta selection and now no info on the beta of LBP2 for + users.

Sony, I promise this : If I dont have access to the LBP2 i’m not ewnewing and never do again. You tricked me with qore, and now this? enough is enough. Its just false representation at this point.

SoAmped said:

September 10th, 3:03 pm

The grappling hooks are going to be a blast! I want one of the sackboy stuffed toys from PAX! I CAN’T WAIT FOR THIS GAME

RynoDaxter said:

September 10th, 3:12 pm

digitalman123 said:

September 10th, 3:14 pm

Can’t wait! Please let me in the beta test!

pinkygurl said:

September 10th, 3:21 pm

Here is my sackgirl. She is teh cuteness. :D

footballrule said:

September 10th, 3:23 pm

I live in the US and I have been following LBP2 since it was first released. I hope to get invited to the LBP2 Beta test! :)

footballrule said:

September 10th, 3:28 pm

The grappling hooks look like a lot of fun! Go SackZan! :D

I can’t wait till November 16th (Or the LBP2 Beta) to try out these new fun gadgets!

dzmetcalf said:

September 10th, 3:33 pm

Would love to be a part of the new beta.

soni2295 said:

September 10th, 3:37 pm

zekececil14 said:

September 10th, 3:38 pm

Thank you Mm! The 2nd picture was mine! I was happy to share it to the community, as I put a lot of hard, painstaking work into it. You guys are awesome, and I cant wait for my LittleBigPlanet 2 CE on 11/16/10 (actually 1-5 weeks after November 16th. Dang S+H) I am also excited for my PLUSHIE! I don’t care how old or bitter you are, you CAN NOT look at SackBoy’s smiling face without feeling joy! Now I will have my own REAL SackBoy!

P.S. I have submitted this idea to share but it wasn’t published. There should be a MEGA pod where like 50 SackBoys can just hang out and talk. It could also serve as a way to “Meet Mn’s SackBoys.” What do you think?


September 10th, 3:56 pm

i wonder if i can use MOVE with my WII emulator on my Ps3…..

GooDxAnDxBaD said:

September 10th, 3:59 pm

any news on the collectors edition for Australia? please i want it soooo bad :(

CoolPh3r said:

September 10th, 4:00 pm

Please Beta for me please

xenostic said:

September 10th, 4:13 pm

Already pre-ordered as well….hope I get to test the beta soon like for the first game

OveReAction said:

September 10th, 4:16 pm

Did someone say beta? YAY! Im excited to be part of it! :DDDDD

wolfzero1 said:

September 10th, 4:16 pm

cool video, the grappling hook looks like a lot of fun & I can’t wait to see how creative people are in using it in their levels.

Permafry_42 said:

September 10th, 4:18 pm

PLEASE let psn+ members and/or qore subscribers get into the beta! also anyone who got a platinum on lbp1 should get in since they deserve in too!

angelspawn77 said:

September 10th, 4:18 pm

Cant wait for LBP2 to hit stores, I have the CE pre ordered and cant wait to get it! Sackboy goodies FTW!


September 10th, 4:41 pm

where can i get the beta codes any1 knows how ?

tophatman said:

September 10th, 4:44 pm

i realy hope i get one of the codes i have been a fan of little big planet for a long time.

GGod0 said:

September 10th, 5:02 pm

Any chance i can get a beta key for pre ordering the “Supermegaspectacularbeyondbeliefawesomelyinsane” edition?

GGod0 said:

September 10th, 5:03 pm

@67 they only deserve it if they got platinum WITHOUT making a costume or H4H level

ixnine said:

September 10th, 5:17 pm

Wow, lots of exciting new info. Thanks for the heads-up, Mark!

I’ll be looking forward to my collectors edition, I can’t wait!

riclucas said:

September 10th, 5:19 pm

Awesome!!! My drawing is up there! What did I win!!!

JK… But, if you would like to give me something, access to the Beta would be cool… :b

hfrr said:

September 10th, 6:03 pm

I hope I get the beta to test I love LBP.

joeli83cr said:

September 10th, 6:29 pm

Here are some of my costumes I made in LBP, and I hope to use in 2 movies that I want to create in LBP2 ;). The Justice Sack League Movie and Sacklice in Wonderland :). I also made a little intro video last year using the first version of my Justice Sack League costumes if you want to see it here is a link to the video and to my custom costume pics.

zombie9 said:

September 10th, 6:37 pm

LOL Euorpe get LBP2 beta and Killzone 3 beta before any one. Whats up with that. And I don’t remember a killzone 2 beta here in the US.Just in Europe???

darthlego said:

September 10th, 7:22 pm

@74 Speaking about that, shouldn’t they include the PSN IDs of the creators of the art on this post?

Monetep said:

September 10th, 7:23 pm

The beta would be awesome, but with or without the beta, i’m buying this game :D

G-Force08 said:

September 10th, 7:40 pm

This is the ONE game that I have ever preordered the collectors edition for. It’s well worth it. Glad to see all the great stuff coming along.

Cant wait to get my hands on it!

Spoelstra3 said:

September 10th, 7:45 pm

Was the short done directly on the game, recording and everything? Plus, I sense a spiderman level coming from the grapple hook.

SuperCoOper777 said:

September 10th, 8:23 pm

Its my birthday today so can i get one without an entry :}

maverick34jjv said:

September 10th, 8:53 pm

Aww I really want to try out the creativity ,new tools for LBP2 and in general have fun and help Mm perfect the game:), I dunno how to get in or register for the Beta:(. I can’t wait to get my LBP2 CE.

GuitarinGuy89 said:

September 10th, 8:57 pm

This has been my sackboy ever since i can remember….he never stops playing with himself :P

ChriSTFU said:

September 10th, 9:16 pm

wtf? where was I during these beta give-aways?

mogwaimon said:

September 10th, 9:20 pm

I hope y’all set me up with a code, Sony, you owe me after not giving me any help with my White Knight Chronicles issue where after I bought the game I couldn’t use the online component due to my PSN ID somehow tripping the word filter =P

I’mma post a pic of my Sackboy’s self-made costumes later, gotta do some camerawork and editing

mikemichaelmic said:

September 10th, 9:24 pm

Sweet my drawing of Sackboy jumping in the air smiling picture is there! Shweet!! Soooooo do we win anything? lol

mikemichaelmic said:

September 10th, 9:24 pm

Lol I joke btw haha

freddyrivas said:

September 10th, 9:58 pm

how can i make sure i get in on this? im a plus member since july 15 got the whole year will that help out my odds

RipperB1024 said:

September 10th, 11:57 pm

how do i get the beta?

i’ve never had an singel beta invite, so i realy hope i can get this one…..

marlyt said:

September 11th, 12:04 am

Can’t wait. Hopefully this one won’t be delayed by Islamic sensitivity issues. Mm, did you check the song lyrics. I can’t take that again…LOL

karuban12 said:

September 11th, 1:03 am

I can’t wait to play the game it looks amazing, loved the first one hope I can get in the beta for lbp2

Spinout209 said:

September 11th, 5:06 am

I wish PSN+ would have gotten LBP full game just like the Europeans did… :(

MadMeat001 said:

September 11th, 7:54 am

i was sure it was a trailer with music showing gameplay another time, but wow! this trailer was good

DaSackBoy said:

September 11th, 8:39 am

Ahh man, I missed out on that challenge? I have two SackBoy sculptures of mine I coulda entered. :( Bummer.

Anyway, great video.

al2009man said:

September 11th, 8:51 am

I need a LBP2 beta, well i have LBP1!

WakizashiM said:

September 11th, 9:25 am

So about that Limited Edition for Canada? Any news?

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