Little Big Planet 2 now circling 2011?

Sony's official Japanese Web site indicates delay for Media Molecule's anticipated platform, but a release schedule shift in the West remains to be seen.

Source: Little Big Planet 2's official Japanese-language Web site.

What we heard: As part of the 2010 Electronic Entertainment Expo, Sony announced a host of PlayStation Move-compatible titles that would be available by the end of the year. Included on that list was Media Molecule's Little Big Planet 2, the unexpected follow-up to the studio's hit PlayStation 3-exclusive platformer and user-generated content platform.

Lassoing LBP2's release date is proving to be easier said than done.

Since that time, Media Molecule has opened up the closed beta-testing window for the game, but despite that progress, it appears as if the game won't be hitting its projected November release. Sony has updated its official Japanese Web site for Little Big Planet 2 to reflect a 2011 launch window for the anticipated platformer.

However, the Japanese-language Web site appears to be the only place that has been updated with the 2011 launch window. Sony's US Web site for Little Big Planet 2 still reflects its November due date, and the publisher has yet to make a formal comment on the matter.

Retailers, who are often the first to learn of any changes to a game's release schedule, also still indicate a mid-November launch for the title. Both GameStop and Amazon have the title and its collector's edition scheduled for November 16, while UK retailer GAME still has the title slated for November 19.

The official story: Sony has not returned requests for comment as of press time.

Bogus or not bogus?: Not bogus that Japanese gamers will have to wait until next year for Little Big Planet 2. Whether or not that delay will extend to the West has yet to be seen, however.

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solo1g
solo1g

Too be honest I don't mind if this is delayed as there are soo many good games to choose from already in Novemember :)

PayneKiller
PayneKiller

what the hell! amazon.com is now saying it will release on Jan 18 2011 :( Well this means a couple things for me... I'll be getting GT5 for sure, and can probably find the $ to get the collectors editions of both these games. I really want a sackboy keyring, but I'll have to do with the GT5 one

eddyoshi
eddyoshi

WHAT!!!! it coming out in 2011, I was so looking forward to it and now I have to wait even longer. MAN THIS SUCKS

kavadias1981
kavadias1981

I don't mind too much. LBP is fun and all and I do want the sequel, but there are tons of fantastic games coming our way in Q4, so they take greater priority for me. I mean, who isn't going to be buying Gran Turismo 5!?

Nerissa
Nerissa

Something to play after the holidays, glad that MM is making a game full of features. No one wants a rushed game, so this is a good thing.

supersonikk
supersonikk

Good news. Think about the sales and your money. It was going to be released in November - alongside GT5, NFS: Hot Pursuit 2, COD: Black Ops and the list goes on. LBP didn't stand a chace, so here's to hoping this is a blessing in disguise.

Toysoldier34
Toysoldier34

Sorry to those that disagree, but I hope it gets delayed because I really want the collectors edition and it had really good stuff but I don't have the money for it. Fallout New Vegas CE and the CE guide cleaned me out at 80 and 35. But it is worth it. LBP2 is right up with Dead Space 2 and Portal 2 for my must have collectors. Can't wait.

nezXIII
nezXIII

i hope it doesnt get delayed in the west. been waiting for this game to come out.

Sirbobislost
Sirbobislost

Omg a playstation game that comes out for the rest of the world months before japan!!!

deadlysilence82
deadlysilence82

oh great now we have to wait for a good game that supposed to come out this year till next year .

the_antivirus
the_antivirus

that good to hear cuz now i can get little big planet 1 and have more time to enjoy it.

Wardman101
Wardman101

dont really care, just as long as i get my hands on gt5 in November

red-drybones
red-drybones

so, when I make a lvl, I would have to consider the fact that a few players will be using the move? I guess you will have to make it useful in the lvl.

thrasher510
thrasher510

@AngryFingers In case you didn't know Media Molecule probably wouldn't care if they lost Game of the Year because they already won once! dur!

Too-DementeD
Too-DementeD

@NightAngel: You'd better hope so, or else I'm coming for you and your lies. -_-

CamoBullo
CamoBullo

HEY, JAPAN - STOP SCARING US. It simply HAS to come out this year. There have been fantastic games this year, and I'm pretty sure (no, ABSOLUTELY CERTAIN) that LBP2 will also be a fantastic game.

MOwens9512
MOwens9512

HEY HOLD THE @$#* UP! I'm planning on pre-ordering this next week! Don't be messing with me LOL. I know a few people who've ordere the special edition who will be extremely p*ssed off by this rumor. Hopefully it's just a rumor and we can get our hands on it in November as intended. Ain't much more anticipated than this on my wish list.

Fatal_Poison
Fatal_Poison

This can't be. One of the greatest games, not to mention PS3 titles, is delaying, even when people pre-order them...

Gorilla97
Gorilla97

maybe i'll have money for Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood afterall? or maybe Splatterhouse? or i could just buy my daughter another thing for christmas.

thrasher510
thrasher510

If I wait for them to make the game better, fine. But if I wait because someone finds a song "offensive" I'm gonna be grumpy!

Rovelius
Rovelius

Why would they delay a game pretty much everyone already pre-ordered? I think we have hope

Crashbox45
Crashbox45

At least I have Halo Reach to tide me over until LBP2 ships.

MKID232
MKID232

Well this is disappointing. Ah well, more money in my pocket for other stuff until this comes out.

issa3703
issa3703

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SpedKnight
SpedKnight

if it gets delayed till 2011 theres goes 2010's game of the year.!

issa3703
issa3703

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Walker42
Walker42

I really hope its not delayed here! I don't think I can wait any longer!!!

ricky0078
ricky0078

good in a way, with all the games coming out on both systems(specially for people with both systems) it will be a pocket breaker this holiday season.

lbptoady
lbptoady

Good for me as I can't really spend much money now.

DeadnBuried
DeadnBuried

@AngryFingers If you've seen any of the LBP2 beta videos that have hit YouTube in the last few days, you'll know for a fact that "LBP 1.5" is NOT a term likely to be thrown around.

WiiMan21
WiiMan21

Well its not an official confirmation yet, is it? Either way I'd be okay with it.

green_dominator
green_dominator

@Raykuza lol true that..... I was just saying in general, not in every case.

luffy11234
luffy11234

oh please dont change! i put a reservation down and i dont feel like waiting any longer like I have been for GT5

ejkeecha
ejkeecha

Im happy with that. I wouldn't be able to afford it with the glut of other games coming this holiday season!

Raykuza
Raykuza

@green_dominator Exactly. No one wants a rushed piece of crap. I'd rather wait the few months than buy an unfinished game. Of course, longer dev time doesn't always mean better game. I mean, look at APB.

green_dominator
green_dominator

It's probably a good thing because it just means the team will have the time to make the game better, A longer development time in a reasonable amount of time usually means a better product.....

AngryFingers
AngryFingers

@hyper_trunkx yeah, imma get Gran Turismo 5 that month :)

jakass13
jakass13

@AngryFingers i doubt tats the reason why

hyper_trunkx
hyper_trunkx

sucks, but kinda a good thing in a way...becuz it frees up november a little. theres already enough games comin that month haha

AngryFingers
AngryFingers

I think it's because LittleBigPlanet2 doesn't want to compete with Super Mario Galaxy 2 for being the best platformer for the year. I think's it's a good move, but I still think critics are going to slam LBP2 for being 1.5'ish instead of a true sequel.

Flint247
Flint247

There are sure a lot of delays going on this year... but, it's best to take your time on things so it can be great. :)

Kid_Black_Star
Kid_Black_Star

This game will live up to it's title i mean 2011 or tomorrow evening this game is gonna be good