Lumines Supernova PSN delayed, LBP skinned

Q! Entertainment's music-oriented action puzzler bumped to winter; Media Molecule collaboration inspires Sackboy-themed level.

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PlayStation 3 gamers looking forward to Q! Entertainment's Lumines Supernova were given a touch of good news alongside a smidgen of bad today. Beginning with the downer, the Japanese game maker said that Lumines Supernova has been pushed beyond its expected fall ship date to winter 2008, better read as early 2009.

Everybody wave!
Everybody wave!

On the flip side, Q said that when the downloadable game does land on Sony's PlayStation Network, it will feature a skin dedicated to the PS3's honorary mascot, Sackboy. A collaboration between Q and Little Big Planet creators Media Molecule, the themed skin will be available for play in Lumines Supernova's Challenge mode.

Including the LBP skin, Lumines Supernova features 40 skins for the game's Challenge mode--some of which are new and others of which have been imported from previous editions of the game. A variety of other modes will also be on offer, including returning favorites Time Attack, Skin Edit, and Mission.

The game also sports two new modes: Dig Down, where players are presented with a full field of blocks that they must clear under time constraints, and Sequencer, a DJ booth where gamers can create their own audio samples using sound loops of drums, bass, two separate synthesizers, and other effects.

Lumines Supernova will be counted among the burgeoning list of trophy-enabled games for Sony's platform. For more on the game, check out GameSpot's preview from this year's Tokyo Game Show.

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I'm looking forward to this...

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Nice crisp DUALSHOCK 3 DPad control and 1080p graphics!

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All I'm gonna say is aBathingApe_ you clearly don't.

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Enjoyed in on PSP, should be just as good on PS3

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Sony = Delay, Delay, Delay Microsoft = Scrap, Scrap, Scrap

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rofl

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I think I speak for everyone when I say, meh.

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whatever

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Meh, good for the PSP, but I don't think Lumines makes that good of a home console game

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hopin this game is legit for a good price

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this is not news worthy.....

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As long as the value is better then that piece of **** 360 port and doesn't make you pay twice of what you already paid when combined with DLC for the actual "full" game then I'm sure the value will be there. If it's fun, I'll be on board to pick it up.

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Lumines and LittleBigPlanet are THE BEST light-hearted games on the console market, unless you count World of Goo, in which case they are 2nd and 3rd. World of Goo is incredible. The music gives it the shivers.

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Where is proof of this Lumines delay? It's coming Thursday.

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Lumines is so addicting. It would be awesome if it had multiplayer, but it doesn't sound like it.

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Delayed? It comes out next week.

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Hopefully it won't be rip like the 360 version (though HD visuals + Lumines = Awesome). 40 Skins is kinda skimpy compared to the like, what, 100 something? in the PSP games.

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Forget body armor - the original Lumines is how I survived Iraq. Very addicting/fun game.

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One of the best titles for PSP, the first one is best of the best!

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Yeah! I loved this game on the psp, but then i sold my psp =[. I bought the 360 version of it, but the controls didn't feel the same. Can't wait for this one!

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just saw this on the playstation blog. i love playing this on the psp. might have to check this out on the ps3 too!

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aww man, i was hoping for it soon but oh well, better late than never.

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That game is still one of my favorites on the PSP.

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I really liked the concept and the atmosphere of Lumines. I am so terrible at it. But it is such a solid game. That LBP skin looks sweet. I will probably buy this and be terrible at it if it is reasonably priced. This is great news for puzzle fans.

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I'd love Lumines III for the PSP with DLC capabilities for music videos. But I also want to stress that I wouldn't necessarily want to pay for it, as the game itself doesn't change.

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loved lumines on the ps2, I'm just not so hip on the techno soundtrack. Can't wait to see it on the PSN.

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cool, loved Lumines on the PSP.

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wow

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