AU Shippin' Out January 17-21: Little Big Planet 2

Sackboy returns this week, accompanied by a ghost who is investigating his own murder.

Headlining the releases Down Under this week is Little Big Planet 2 (LBP2) for the PlayStation 3. One of the most interesting features that Media Molecule has added into the mix for LBP2 is the ability for players to now make their own minigames inside of the game. Like in the original game, the focus is on user-generated content, so the tools have undergone a hefty overhaul to make them more user-friendly for beginners. User-generated content aside, the rest of the game sticks to the successful 2.5D formula set out by the first game and sees Sackboy travelling through a variety of stylised worlds. Little Big Planet 2 will be available around Australia this Thursday.

The other big game out this week is the critically acclaimed Ghost Trick: Phantom Detective for the Nintendo DS, from the creator of the Ace Attorney series--Shu Takumi. You play as Sissel, or rather Sissel's ghost, who is trying to work out how he was murdered. Like Takumi-san's previous games, Ghost Trick is an adventure puzzle game that adds in a quirky sense of humour. Keep an eye out for Ghost Trick: Phantom Detective when it arrives on store shelves this Thursday.

There's also some bad news for Aussie PS3 owners this week, with EA confirming to GameSpot AU that Mass Effect 2 for the PlayStation 3 has been delayed one week due to the Queensland floods. An EA spokesperson said they expect it to be in stores on the 27th of January.

To find out what else is out this week, check out the list below:

January 20, 2010
Little Big Planet 2 (PS3)
DC Universe Online (PC, PS3)
Ghost Trick: Phantom Detective (DS)

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Lazy94Genius
Lazy94Genius

Aww sackboy is back! :3 LOL so addicted to this game I sketch my levels during classes! xD

flammable_zeus
flammable_zeus

I don't believe I've ever seen three games I want get released on the same day.

illmatic87
illmatic87

2 AAA titles hit 2011 already. And the DS will go out with a bang.

mouthofplague
mouthofplague

great. ME2 delayed because of some extra water

IdolConverge
IdolConverge

Little Big Planet 2... Ghost Trick... and DC universe... Son, I am proud.

scubafinch
scubafinch

@kozanecki Thanks Koz. Was curious as this seems to be the first simultaneous disc/digital release of an A grade title. I'm interested to see what the pricing structure will be. Will be disappointed if the PSN price is identical to the RRP. If you can import a physical copy for around $60-$65, then you'll be able to lend it to a mate or even sell it on. You'll also be avoiding a massive download. The PSN pricing structure would be an interesting topic for your podcast. Full game releases on the PSN are getting prices 2-4 times that of buying the physical disc for new in Australian high-street stores...

kozanecki
kozanecki

@scubafinch No idea about that, but the retail release is now Jan 27!

kozanecki
kozanecki

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scubafinch
scubafinch

Any idea whether the delay to Mass Effect 2 also affects it's AU release date on the PSN?

TheLastCamba
TheLastCamba

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