LittleBigPlanet 2 Revealed; Debut Trailer

LittleBigPlanet has been one of Sony’s most successful PlayStation 3 exclusive titles. The game received critical praise along with several industry awards when it was released in October 2008. Having achieved platinum sales shortly after its release, a sequel was inevitable. The sequel was officially confirmed recently to the press and the embargo for LittleBigPlanet 2 has now been officially lifted.

Here is the official reveal trailer for LittleBigPlanet 2:

The just-released press release states players will be taking Sackboy for a second round this year. That’s right, LittleBigPlanet 2 will be launching in 2010.

Sony Computer Entertainment Europe has announced the return of the world-conquering, award-collecting Sackboy in LittleBigPlanet™2 for PlayStation®3 (PS3™) – a game that will let your creativity run riot in ways you never imagined. Developed by the visionary team at Media Molecule, LittleBigPlanet 2 will provide fans a new means to PLAY, CREATE, and SHARE, including a revamped graphics engine supplying stunning visuals, a fresh storyline, added accessories and equipment for SackBoy, and revolutionary gameplay mechanics providing players a level of control and customization. This time, the game in the box really is just the start.

LittleBigPlanet 2 begins with a brand-new, epic story adventure, where your quest is to save the LittleBigPlanet itself. On your journey you visit amazing places and meet wonderful characters as you run, bounce, swing and even grapple-hook your way to success. And then it gets really imaginative – in LittleBigPlanet 2, you can create not just levels, but whole new games. Racing games, shooters, platform challenges… cookery simulators even; if you can imagine it, you’ll be able to make it. Sackboy’s new set of simple but wonderfully powerful tools lets you create contraptions whose behaviour you can control, and populate new landscapes with Sackbots – automated characters who can help or hinder players. You can make intelligent machines, vehicles and puzzles, create cinematic cutscenes, and reassign the game’s controls to control any element of what you’ve made. Then, when you’re all out of imagination, you can take a break from creating to go and play what gamers around the world have been busy creating. Right now, no one knows what that will look like. If last time was anything to go by, though, it’s going to be amazing.

For more information on LBP 2, be sure to visit the game’s official website.