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.
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.