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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!

Add Your Own

Gadirok said:

December 18th, 11:59 am

What are the five costumes?

aro52 said:

December 18th, 12:05 pm

Thanks for answering my question (#30) Steven! Can’t wait to give it a go later tonight!

Nick930930 said:

December 18th, 12:30 pm

I hope this allows player 1 to have their own screen so we can finally play 2 player versus levels with seperate screens.

Can’t play lots of great levels with my girlfriend because most versus levels require that you have your own screen.

eddieanton said:

December 18th, 1:11 pm

HELL YES!, i got my five bucks set aside just for this!!!… my fingers are itching to make the purchase!!!… update the store already!!!

plaztiksyke said:

December 18th, 1:14 pm

This looks amazing. Can’t wait to play it online and locally!

I would love to see Vita co-op functionality this for Ghostbusters, Uncharted, Brutal Legend, and other games!

SpreadTheBlood said:

December 18th, 2:21 pm

Still waiting for the update! Can’t wait to try it out

Aikidou said:

December 18th, 2:34 pm

The waiting is the hardest part. Being on the East coast they might as well just wait till Wednesday to update the store. Maybe someday in the future they can have the updates a little sooner in the day. Get everything ready the day before that way they can just pop the switch so to speak and make us all happier, or even put in a countdown timer till the update posts.

MegaNarwhal said:

December 18th, 2:43 pm

Now I wish I had a Playstation Vita D: Regardless, this DLC looks like the most promising one yet!

TGPomy9795 said:

December 18th, 2:56 pm

I agree, I wish the store updated at like mid-day. That way when everyone gets home from work/school they can download new addons, etc…And not waste any time!

macy113 said:

December 18th, 3:04 pm

Its 7:33 PM here which is like 6:00 PM where Sony America is (I think) how come it isnt updated yet?

TJ2010-OLYMPICS said:

December 18th, 4:00 pm

I just logged on to LBP and the pack is now on the store.
Can’t wait to try it!

addlib said:

December 18th, 4:09 pm

Is anyone else having trouble with this. Im having trouble getting it to work.

Kinematic9 said:

December 18th, 4:17 pm

I am having trouble as well.. I go into the Cross Controller option in LBP2, and then follow the instructions to connect on my Vita..the Vita just sits there and doesnt find anything. Obviously they are connected to the same network, and the Vita is even paired with the PS3 (not relevant just letting you know). I am disappointed with this experience so far.

jgstam said:

December 18th, 4:23 pm

@ kinematic9
Try to restart the game on the ps3 completely. Worked for me but know Im waiting for more downloading on the vita.

Kinematic9 said:

December 18th, 4:33 pm


I’m rebooting Vita and PS3 fully. How long did it take for it to recognize your Vita? It’s still not finding anything. On the Vita, I see the WiFi connection at top, and there is a spinning circle right next to it that just keeps spinning. I’ve verified all requirements are installed, all firmware is up to date.

jgstam said:

December 18th, 5:01 pm

weird it worked for me just played the first level. i had the same problem at first but then I restarted the ps3 game and it connected right away. Wish I could help out more.

CrustiestNewt said:

December 18th, 5:02 pm

8PM East coast and Cross-controller is still not working for me, either. I have payed for the content and installed it on my PS3. I click on the Cross-Controller option in the pod and follow on-screen instructions. I have rebooted PS3 and Vita numerous times, left the Vita for a few minutes to see if it would ever make a connection and it never does. I’m not sure what the problem is, but from what I’m seeing across the internet, this feature is not working, nor are there any explanations as to why that is.

The5rozos said:

December 18th, 5:07 pm

Having issues here as well. Please don’t leave us hanging!

Kinematic9 said:

December 18th, 5:10 pm


Same problems here. I even unpaired my Vita from the Remote Play section totally, added it again, and Remote Play works perfectly, so I know I am making a proper network connection. Just stuck at step 1 of 3.

Zaeron25 said:

December 18th, 5:13 pm

Help me…
During the transfer of the Cross Controller connection goes down please fix the problem :-( or return the money.

saskamazon said:

December 18th, 5:13 pm

is there the option to activate remote play under system settings on both PS3 & Vita ? I have mine downloaded, but haven’t installed yet b/c I have other things downloading still ….Dokuro on the Vita is 50% off …. so grabbed that as well, was a nice surprise. hope my cross controller bundle works easily …


December 18th, 5:16 pm

weak…. it’s not working. i don’t understand how this can happen. aren’t these things checked for errors before there packaged and sold to the masses? Please help us MM. We’ve waited so long…

vinardus said:

December 18th, 5:18 pm

@49 Wasn’t complaining over the price but over the feature being paid. Now I have been answered that it isn’t. Thanks for the replies @Steven Isbell and @41.

Tas_man001 said:

December 18th, 5:18 pm

I started having problems as well, all I can say is be patient. I restarted both systems, the game, and my internet, and the first time it actually connected it took a couple of minutes (then disconnected me when the download started) after a couple more tries the download seems to be moving smoothly.
I just urge everyone to be patient and keep trying, and it should eventually work.

hopefully sony will be able to allow this kind of connection through USB in the next update. I feel like that would be much less prone to connection issues.

Hochimih said:

December 18th, 5:19 pm

Looks like I am having the same problem as others, when I try to copy pack to vita it doesn’t work. I’ve tried restarting both devices and nothing.


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jgstam said:

December 18th, 5:27 pm

I also noticed that when I was playing the regular controller has to be connected the whole time you play with the vita. so if you have it set to automatically turn off it stops and asks you to connect your controller.

Zaeron25 said:

December 18th, 5:31 pm

Okey and playing with Cross Controller… Being patient

OfTheOaks said:

December 18th, 5:32 pm

We are having same problem. Remote works, cross platform just sits there trying to connect on the blue screen at step 1

Ziaro_7 said:

December 18th, 5:34 pm

For the people that did get it work, Does it work if your PS3 is connected WIRED?

trying everything and set my PS3 to wireless and still doesn’t work.


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The5rozos said:

December 18th, 5:38 pm

@80 tried it with plugging the Vita in the PS3, still nothing. I can’t believe it’s not working, so many people have been waiting for this.

TXCScorpion said:

December 18th, 5:45 pm

Almost had it working twice but can’t get past the downloading part.

Kinematic9 said:

December 18th, 5:45 pm

What are you doing any differently each time you try TXCScorpion? Just sitting there waiting for it to connect and its random??

TXCScorpion said:

December 18th, 5:49 pm

Downloaded all the packs on both systems. Restarted everything. Waiting for connection on vita cross controller then clicked LBP2 cross controller. It instantly found the Vita but fails while “downloading”. Also if I try again after canceling it no longer finds the vita without LBP2 reboot.

The5rozos said:

December 18th, 5:56 pm

Hey everyone theres a PS Vita firmware update! Download it, probably for the Cross-Controller DLC issue!!

I’ll get back if it works.

TXCScorpion said:

December 18th, 5:58 pm


Thanks, downloading now.

Hope it’s the fix but if so why didn’t they release it earlier when I checked my the updates a million times to make sure I was ready for this.

The5rozos said:

December 18th, 5:59 pm

@87 No problem. I tried but it didn’t connect still, gonna restart both of my systems…

macy113 said:

December 18th, 6:01 pm

Got the pack earlier. Beat it and I loved it! Its tons of fun to play with and includes more than what we were told. 4 Main levels,3 cut scenes,3 bonus levels (I think) Tons of new game changing items and A NEW MOON AND EARTH! Its like a whole new game! There’s even a separate community for it so no Cross-Controller can mix in with your vita levels. Plus the game is a separate app. (YOU DON’T NEED TO KEEP CROSS-CONTROLLER OPEN ON REMOTE PLAY! YOU CAN LEAVE IT AND IT KEEPS DOWNLOADING BECAUSE ITS A SEPARATE APP!)
You guys did a great job and you can tell a lot of effort has been put into this piece of art. 9.5/10!

Gameplay: 1010
Sound: 10/10
Story 9/10

macy113 said:

December 18th, 6:02 pm

PLUS 5 Free costumes :)

Ranger_A said:

December 18th, 6:02 pm

I expected a nice little bit of DLC to enhance LBP2 and ended up amlost getting a whole new game with this one. Nice job, WAY more than I expected.

I hope this gets put into other games with this kind of quality. You guys are leading the way.

The5rozos said:

December 18th, 6:11 pm

@89 and 91 great to hear it’s a good DLC pack, can’t wait to see if it’s worth the hype.

Any suggestions for those of us having problems? It STILL won’t connect me.

Kinematic9 said:

December 18th, 6:17 pm

Tried the new firmware update, still hanging at ‘step 1’

The5rozos said:

December 18th, 6:20 pm

@93 same. Wonder if it has to do with the PS3 model.

Kinematic9 said:

December 18th, 6:24 pm

@94 I have a launch PS3, 60 GB model. Everything fully updated, never messed with it at all. Wired network connection.

Hochimih said:

December 18th, 6:24 pm

I just want to make sure I’m not missing a step…I downloaded add on to ps3 and connected my vita to the ps3 and using content manager I’m trying to copy add on to vita…did I miss something because it won’t even copy the add on to my vita

The5rozos said:

December 18th, 6:26 pm

@95 same here, got the 60 gb model. I don’t see why that’d make a difference though.

Ziaro_7 said:

December 18th, 6:28 pm

@96 pretty sure the Vita file was just the costume pack, went into LBPV and checked out the costumes, but its not working for me so i don’t really know :(

TXCScorpion said:

December 18th, 6:30 pm

Got an update…or did the update.

I’m now downloading the cross controller file coming in at 468mb (forealsies??). Did the vita update started LBP2 back up with vita waiting on cross controller connect screen, clicked cross controller on LBP2, found vita then waited a few seconds and started downloading. Now I play the waiting game on this end. For reference I use old slim ps3.

CrustiestNewt said:

December 18th, 6:31 pm

@98 The Vita file included with the pack is just for the five costumes. I downloaded those from the PSN store on my Vita.

@ I have a slim model and it still won’t work for me.

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