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LittleBigPlanet

Platform(s): PlayStation 3, PlayStation Vita
Genre: Action/Adventure
Publisher: SCEE (EU), SCEA (US)
Developer: Media Molecule
Release Date: Oct. 27, 2008

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'LittleBigPlanet' (PS3) April/May DLCs Revealed

by Rainier on April 8, 2009 @ 1:58 p.m. PDT

LittleBigPlanet is a new PS3 community-based game with a hugely innovative concept behind it. Players meet on a blue and green planet scattered with individual plots -- and use their character's amazing abilities to play, create and share what they build with other gamers throughout the world via PS Network.

The LittleBigPlanet experience starts with players learning about their character's powers to interact physically with the environment. There are obstacles to explore, bits and pieces to collect and puzzles to solve -- requiring a combination of brains and collaborative teamwork. As players begin to explore, their creative skills will grow and they will be ready to start creating and modifying their surroundings -- the first step to sharing them with the whole community.

Characters have the power to move anything in this glued and stitched- together 3D landscape; they have the power to design, shape and build both objects and entire locations for others to view and play. There's no complicated level editor; all of these skills can be learned by simply playing the game. Creativity is part of the gameplay experience and playing is part of the creative experience. Players can make their world as open or as secretive to explore as they like. When it's ready, they can invite anyone within the LittleBigPlanet community to come and explore their patch -- or can go and explore everybody else's.

LittleBigPlanet April/May DLC Schedule:

  • April 9th : Rag Doll Kung Fu Costumes : $5.99/€5.99
    • Hero costume : Hero hair, jacket, trousers, skin
    • Master Hip costume : Master Hip trousers, shirt, hair, skin
    • Master Sin costume : Master Sin hat, jacket, nails, trousers
    • Master Tang costume : Master Tang hat, moustache, jacket, fish, trousers, skin
    • Sung Ling costume : Sung Ling hair, top, trousers, skin
    • 36 Rag Doll Kung Fu theme stickers
  • April 9th : Patapon Costume (Europe) : $1.99/€1.99
    • Patapon costume : Patapon skin and head-dress, Patapon Axe, Patapon Bow, Patapon Sword
  • April 16th : Monkey King Costume : FREE
    • Monkey King costume : Monkey King Crown, clothes, tail, staff, skin
  • April 16th (provisional) : 1.12 "Cornish Yarg" update : FREE
    • There is a new music player which lets players choose their own music from the XMB to play during create mode and in their Pod
    • Improved decoration mode makes it easier to customise your Sackboy
    • Option to delete all (unhearted) community objects and photos
    • Option to select whether to automatically collect community prizes and photos
    • A number of improvements have been made to make profiles more robust and to recover from certain errors
    • We now support Japanese and Korean IME for text chat.
    • Emitter prediction has been improved (this should help fast-moving projectiles e.g. in MGS levels)
    • The player proximity switch now has a ‘require all’ option in it
    • An option has been added to cycle between various level information when viewing community levels on the earth
    • Various LittleBigStore improvements
  • April 23rd (provisional) : Creator Pack 1 : FREE
    • Infinite lives checkpoint
    • Visibility tweak option on certain joint objects (to hide these in Play mode)
    • Global settings object (to trigger lighting changes)
    • Tetherless jetpack
    • Angle range proximity switch (additional functionality on proximity and magnetic key switches)
  • April 23rd : Heavenly Sword Mini-Pack : $2.99/€2.99
    • Nariko costume : Nariko sword, wig, dress
    • Kai costume : Kai hat and hair, dress, gloves, boots, skin
    • 27 Heavenly Sword theme stickers
  • April 30th : Egyptian Mythology Mini-Pack : $1.99/€1.99
    • Anubis costume : Anubis mask, Anubis robes
    • Sekhmet costume : Sekhmet mask, Sekhmet robes
    • 10 Egyptian theme stickers
  • May 7th : Norse Mythology Mini-Pack : $1.99/€1.99
    • Thor costume : Thor's helmet, beard, belt and wristguards, legs, Thor's Hammer
    • Valkyrie costume : Valkyrie helmet and braids, Valkyrie jerkin and cape, Valkyrie boots
    • 10 Norse theme stickers

Key features:

  • There's not just one way to play. Players craft their own individual experience
  • Unlimited possibilities for user-created content -- players can customize everything: their characters, the landscape around them and their own patch on LittleBigPlanet
  • Players discover and win new skills and items to aid them on their creative journey
  • Initial levels will be provided -- endless others will be user-generated on a global scale. LittleBigPlanet will change every day as players contribute their own levels
  • Online and offline multiplayer modes -- play alone, work as a team or get competitive
  • LittleBigPlanet global community for players to get involved with: includes player comments, rankings and easy communication with new and existing friends

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