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LittleBigPlanet 2 Rave Reviews Rolling In, Adventure Trailer

Eric Levine's Avatar Posted by SCEA PR Manager

Starting yesterday, game journalists began posting their final reviews of LittleBigPlanet 2. So far, the reactions have been fantastic! Gaming web sites have given LBP2 extremely high marks and flattering compliments, including IGN (9/10, Editor’s Choice), Game Informer (9.5/10), 1UP (A-), GamePro (5/5), Joystiq (5/5), WIRED Geek Dad (no score, just plenty of praise), and MTV Multiplayer (ditto)—just to name a few!

With so much excitement swirling around LittleBigPlanet 2’s January 18th release exclusively on the PS3, we also wanted to share a new trailer highlighting the many adventures Sackboy will face. Check it out above!

And here are a few choice quotes to give you a sense of what the gaming press is saying about Media Molecule’s latest game.

“With this sequel, Media Molecule gives players a bottomless toybox, and I can’t remember the last time a game had such a relentless grip on my imagination.”Game Informer

“There were moments where I was giddy over how fun it was, so the fact that you have complete access to these newfound creation abilities is impressive to say the least.”IGN

“LBP2 has improved its creation tools in just about every way. Now it’s possible not only to create objects and backgrounds but to make entirely new control schemes.”1UP

“There’s just no good reason whatsoever not to dive in and explore the many wild worlds of LittleBigPlanet 2.”GamePro

“The original LittleBigPlanet was a thing of genius. From beginning to end, the game continually impressed, and yet, somehow, LittleBigPlanet 2 manages to improve upon it.”MTV Multiplayer

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Kchow23 said:

January 5th, 2:34 pm

only a couple more weeks!!

Surfaced said:

January 5th, 2:38 pm

not to mention 9s from both Eurogamer and EDGE! Most impressive! Congrats SCE & Mm! Great way to kick off your 2011 PS3 onslaught.

AddisonW said:

January 5th, 2:39 pm

Let’s not be too hasty…

We need to wait for more hardcore Halo fanboys in the gaming media to give their definitive verdict on this latest PS3 exclusive…

GT-420 said:

January 5th, 2:41 pm

I must be a freak. I don’t really like LBP, I tried the LBP1 and 2 demos and it just doesn’t charm me. I know this is a waaaaaay minority opinion or am I just immune to the hype?

utopianacht said:

January 5th, 2:41 pm

I don’t need reviews to buy this game.. I’ve placed my preorder since media molecule announced the limited edition :D can’t wait!!!!

johnnyblades said:

January 5th, 2:42 pm

Congrats MM, I can’t wait to pick it up on the 18th.

Spunta said:

January 5th, 2:42 pm

The wait. She is killing me. And I have to wait longer for my collector’s edition from Amazon! Curses!

ultigamer1 said:

January 5th, 2:42 pm

i pre ordered before it got delayed. it sucked. but then i saw this and said…. its worth the wait.

GT-420 said:

January 5th, 2:42 pm

Correction for post 3 – I didn’t try the LBP1 demo, I rented 1. Could never get into it. The 2 demo didn’t change my mind.

BOKE18 said:

January 5th, 2:43 pm

Simply amazing! Can’t wait.

Generalguy41 said:

January 5th, 2:43 pm

Anybody else notice the District 9-esque robot at 00:18? Day 1 purchase.

SuperninjaX said:

January 5th, 2:44 pm

amazing!

ixnine said:

January 5th, 2:46 pm

Yep, It’s no surprise I have my collectors edition on reserve.

musicismyradar said:

January 5th, 2:48 pm

I hope my bookends are of high quality! Thats the only reason I sprung up the extra $20.

halowars7 said:

January 5th, 2:51 pm

Day #1 Buy!

CEK111 said:

January 5th, 2:54 pm

All we need now is the Kevin Butler ad.

Great work guys at MM!

Pwnguinz said:

January 5th, 2:55 pm

I think this question hasn’t been officially addressed yet:
Will the Collector’s Edition be released in Canada?

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    Eric Levine said:

    January 5th, 3:46 pm

    Yup, the CE will be available in Canada!

slicecom said:

January 5th, 2:55 pm

I LOVED the first LBP and I’ve already pre-ordered the second one. However, and I know I’m in the minority here, I didn’t like creating things. I liked playing thru the innovative, fun and genius levels made by MM. I hope that they didn’t spend all their time on expanding the creation abilities, and that they put some time into a new adventure too!

Zinacef said:

January 5th, 3:02 pm

I cannot wait for this awesome sequel! At the moment, I’m trying to hurry and finish my current game in time for LBP 2’s release!

loadstone007 said:

January 5th, 3:06 pm

No surprise here. Pre-ordered this game when it was first available.

Lyrical--One said:

January 5th, 3:13 pm

@slicecom , actually sir you’re right, but i myself are like you. I enjoy the many adventurous levels, races, and whatever else was there to play, over creating levels. I do like to make them but i never have the time to make ti so i can have that finished feeling with the level.
Now even if they didn’t add much as to the adventure mode, they did add much to the creator tools, meaning there will be thousands of awesome community levels available. I myself like the community levels over the disc ones.
So in the end, we all win.

angelspawn77 said:

January 5th, 3:19 pm

The great scores are to be expected, I knew from the moment I saw what people were creating in the beta that this game was gonna be great and better than the first. I am wondering however, how some sites gave it a lower score than the first if it improves upon the first in just about every way. Regardless though, I know its gonna be better than the first and I can’t wait to get my CE of the game :D

TheGuardianFID said:

January 5th, 3:20 pm

Congrats guys, well deserved, I’ll be picking up my collector’s edition soon!!! 8)

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    Eric Levine said:

    January 5th, 3:48 pm

    Thanks for everyone’s support!

Shakatu said:

January 5th, 3:21 pm

Can’t wait to get all those costumes with my CE!

JakeRuiner said:

January 5th, 3:21 pm

Awesome news! I guess I’ll make the sequel to my popular Zombie Infesation level on LBP2 then. Out of all the pre-order DLC I like the Ratchet costume the most.

judalation said:

January 5th, 3:23 pm

Yep game of the year contender yet again… even the xbots at Ign that claimed Fortza was better than GT5 And The PS3 had no fps squeaked out a 9.0 for this game…

Serpent541 said:

January 5th, 3:41 pm

already have this pre-ordered. Really cant wait to play it.

Subtenko said:

January 5th, 3:42 pm

Another award for Media Molecule and Sony for such an awesome franchise!

ForgiveMyAim said:

January 5th, 3:44 pm

LittleBigPlanet is equivalent to over 9000 PS3 exclusives in one…

TheChicagoShadow said:

January 5th, 3:49 pm

Yay only a bit more till I get the awsome collectors edition. Game looks awsome good work

ArcaneAltair said:

January 5th, 3:55 pm

Hopefully Sony will actually market this game so it gets the love it deserves.

EmperorSupreme said:

January 5th, 3:56 pm

2011 Game of the year already?? Geez guys give the competition a chance.

remanutd5 said:

January 5th, 3:58 pm

playstation blog countdown ?

king_of_kings said:

January 5th, 4:01 pm

i have a question…who can i contact about the subway frenzy contest? i won little big planet 2 from the contest and i havent received my copy….

MUNCHY_CRUNCHY said:

January 5th, 4:05 pm

sssssssuuuuuiiit!!

ArtChemistry said:

January 5th, 4:12 pm

I already got this on pre-order. I can’t wait. Demo is awesome!

Neil said:

January 5th, 4:14 pm

Edge also gave it a 9/10 and they’re usually pretty harsh (except on yuro games).

digitalman123 said:

January 5th, 4:22 pm

This looks like a big ol’ bottle o’ fresh, homemade, Awesome-sauce. Can’t for my CE!!!

jacqelli said:

January 5th, 4:24 pm

you probably wont answer this but is there still time to order the collectors edition? and if so whens the due date?

Gtagentleman said:

January 5th, 4:26 pm

I will buy BBP2 on the launch day, too bad that the price of ps3 games is too high where i live (Argentina/South America)

JLP_M said:

January 5th, 4:29 pm

YUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS
2 Weeks away from release baby! I got the strategy guide aswell. I’m gonna be posting walkthroughs

Link01 said:

January 5th, 4:37 pm

Congrats on all of your success guys. I really hope I can work with you in the next few years. Cheers to hopeful Game Of 2011 :D

Link01 said:

January 5th, 4:37 pm

BTW, now would be a good time to talk about Move control with LBP 2 via the update you guys had mentioned… that and any 3D plans..

theultimatenub said:

January 5th, 4:38 pm

this is awesome im definitely getting this

rebeljd said:

January 5th, 4:53 pm

LittleBigPlanet 2 Collector’s Edition is going to be SWEET! I can’t wait for my order to arrive. The awesome bookends, all the great downloadable skins. The chance to explore a new story and enjoy the massive world that is LittleBigPlanet 2.

This game feels like it’s going to create an awesome frenzy.

Permafry_42 said:

January 5th, 5:03 pm

preordered the collector’s edition back in october. This is my favourite game this generation! Now if only ps3 supported mkv videos without conversion; then i’d ps3 over pc *hint hint*!

MoneyMaker110 said:

January 5th, 5:12 pm

i’m going to hold my breath till it arrives at my door. huh nnnnnnnnn *pop*

IceCreamBandit said:

January 5th, 5:23 pm

wow…RE: quite a lot of people actually.

Having been in the beta for months, what Story levels I have played ALREADY blow the first game’s story levels out of the water completely…gameplay, diversity, versatility..everything is improved.

And one thing that people forget is you DON’T have to be creative to take advantage of the brilliant levels the community makes. if you’re having a hard time finding great levels, just go online to check out the million “recommended levels” you can find all over the net. with the inclusion of the LBP.me integration, you’ll be able to queue up levels over the net and have them ready to go as soon as you start up the game.

Lastly, to the people who just “don’t get it” or don’t buy into the “hype”…LBP2 is without a doubt the most innovative and unique gaming experience of all time. I do not say that lightly.

platformer, old school arcade classic, top down racer, RTS, FPS, RPG, flight sim, cinematic short film with voice overs, six-axis controlled ethereal dreamscape (lol)…nothing is impossible with this.

Dudes…someone recreated Wolfenstein. you wouldn’t know it was LBP until Sackboy pops out on the scoreboard at the end.

PatriotEyez27 said:

January 5th, 5:28 pm

I want to see the Kevin Butler commercial! :D

IceCreamBandit said:

January 5th, 5:30 pm

O.O…omg me too.

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