Little Big Planet 2 golden

Sequel to Media Molecule's adorable platformer bounces off to factory, hits US Jan. 18, AU Jan. 20, UK Jan. 21.

In September, Little Big Planet fans were disappointed by the delay of the adorable platformer's sequel to January 18 in North America. Now, they can put fears of a further postponement behind them--according to developer Media Molecule's website, the game has now gone gold and will ship out as (re)scheduled.

The sack will finally be back on Jan. 18

More important to gamers outside North America are the new release dates for the game in various territories. Mainland Europe will get the game on January 19, followed by Australia and New Zealand the day after. The UK will receive the game, which will support the PlayStation Move controller, on January 21.

Currently in closed beta, Little Big Planet 2 expands upon the triple-platinum first game's creative options. Instead of just being able to create levels in a game, players will now be able to craft entire genres of games, such as top-down racing games, multiplayer shooters, and role-playing games.

A trailer (viewable below) shows that Little Big Planet 2 players will be able to link various levels to create lengthy games and create intelligent non-player characters. As outlined in GameSpot's most recent preview, this latter feat will be achieved via in-game "microchips," which will let players program NPC behavior and even create machines.

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75 comments
BroMegaSupreme
BroMegaSupreme

This may be the 2011 game of the year. Don't sleep. LBP changed the game. To think that all the DLC one bought in the first game is accessible in the new game. If you have a PS3, LBP 2 is a MUST HAVE! Your friends who may choose to clown you should be punched in the face for their ignorance.

Taix34
Taix34

i Loved this game on the Psp.. now.. i want a PS3 D:

pszone
pszone

darkanimne I agree with you just get ride of xbox360 if you want ps3 better and mm was brought by sony so lbp forever aslo i got first game but i know this one lbp2 be better anf i know one day they be lbp3

darkanimne
darkanimne

this game is awesome! I really think I´m going to buy a ps3 instead of xbox 360. mmm buy both consoles is best T:T damn

men-o-war
men-o-war

It just goes to show that video games can exist purely to put a big smile on your face. This is the video game equivalent of a huge grin!!!!

SOUP_MAN_242
SOUP_MAN_242

omg i want this sooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo ooo bad

HaloPimp978
HaloPimp978

I can't wait to play the first great game of 2011. LBP 2 FTW :)

1penance1
1penance1

wow, i type too fast for this site

1penance1
1penance1

@DisturbedClown No,i mean noticed in the communit of LBP2. Like on te highest rated page, or the big icture being thati become what us LBPers call the LBP gods or the insanel gd creators like SBG (im not gunna put his real PSN on here)

TheArabianHero
TheArabianHero

this game is the bomb! playing demo on my ps3 right now

rick-garza
rick-garza

Yea!!!!!!!! man lbp is the only reason i decided to buy a ps3 and now this?!? (like its a bad thing) J/K Woohoooo! Sackboy can kick any ones a55!

LowndesUK
LowndesUK

I don't even own a PS3 (YET!), but I want this game so badly right now! *Does the Sackboy happy-dance*

Zincone
Zincone

PS3 exclusives rulez!!

3D3
3D3

Getting the Collector's Edition!

Leigh093
Leigh093

The demo is downloading as I type this. Can't wait to play. But I need to platinum the first one before this comes out. Look me up on LBP, PSN ID chrislgeary. I need the online trophies, but my levels suck. I only need one more heart on me and 8 more plays and a few more hearts on my one level called Race down candy mountain. Please help :D Also this is a contest with one of my friends to see who can platinum it first. If I win. I get $100.

luffy11234
luffy11234

Just play the Demo... its all worth it.

crazyirishmikey
crazyirishmikey

LBP2 is like Christmas this year ... I can hardly wait for both!!! :D

HoboJoe6
HoboJoe6

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warhawk-geeby
warhawk-geeby

@nihmmoh One possible answer is if you need a heater for your room.. No other real use really though I guess.. Except to kick now and again.

Ps3--GaMeR
Ps3--GaMeR

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MOwens9512
MOwens9512

Just downloaded the demo off PSN. Very excited about January as a whole for games: LBP2, Dead Space 2, and Mass Effect 2 for the PS3. Good stuff.

diabloNL11
diabloNL11

This is it! Really it is:D Multiplayer shooters with a lot of sackboys will be awesome:D

geoff-uk123
geoff-uk123

This is going to be so epic. I'd like to see the Xbox 360 fanboys brag now.

tudyniuz
tudyniuz

if all the stuff they say really works, this could be a new step in gaming. something like modding on the PC, except on consoles. sounds great :D

monson21502
monson21502

i just seen a tv ad of this game while i was walking threw sears. and i hate to to say... but it looks pretty cool. i hated the first 1 though

DisturbedClown
DisturbedClown

@1penance1 Or it could be the fact you act like playing Little Big Planet could make you famous... Or you know, mentioning a squeal is probably it though.

eal-zubieri
eal-zubieri

oh, its the same date as mass effect 2 lol. will i might get both.

Kleeyook
Kleeyook

Should've been finished a month before. Now it'll miss Xmas sale. :(

1penance1
1penance1

@Hammstray My psn is Twilight09, but other than that,i am no one of importance. Just another random dude. And why does my comment get 13 thumbs down? Wait, is it becuz of that thing where u cant mention sequels to games that havent been announced yet? Probably.

novajosh923
novajosh923

Subway better give me my copy or there will be trouble

rapiergv
rapiergv

LBP is one of the reasons i bought my PS3 for, this X-mas.

Bangerman15
Bangerman15

WHOA i thought it was delayed till like march or feb?? but jan 18th is right around the corner! whooo! awesome way to start the new year :)

DrKill09
DrKill09

Gonna have to wait for this one. Broke after Christmas. :(

j_kizi
j_kizi

im gona have to wait a little, i gotta pay college fees at around the time it comes out....

Toysoldier34
Toysoldier34

Noo... just a little longer. Give it more polish. I'm too broke to buy it now. I really wanted those bookends too..

akmex
akmex

first day buy!

yaba
yaba

Another one to add to my list.