LittleBigPlanet 2 Updates: Official Date and Retail Goodness!!!

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While we’re entertaining the crowds at San Diego Comic Con this week with a peek at LBP2 and some free shirts.  We have some great news…

Over at camp Media MoleculeLittleBigPlanet 2 has just passed “Alpha”! Yay!  And while we still have a ton of work to do, we’re that much closer to release and we’re ready to announce some news you’ve all been waiting, so on behalf of our retail partners and our friends at Disney…here we go…

First things first…“When is LittleBigPlanet 2 coming out?” – You’ll be pleased to know we’re on schedule to have LBP2 out in stores on November 16th, just in time for the holidays.  So whether you plan to be there on Day 1 or need to put it on your big holiday ‘wishlist’, rest assured, LBP2 will be here soon.

Next item on the list…”Will there be any pre-order items?” – We’re glad you asked!  YES, we have several exciting pre-order offers through several retail partners.  Each pre-order consists of 2 parts – a very special costume offer from our partners @ Disney / Pixar and Insomniac; and 4 new “Even More Animals” costumes.  That’s 5-6 different LBP2 costumes just for pre-ordering LBP2.  Here’s a sneak peek of a few pre-order programs coming
soon to our US retailers:

Amazon.com – If you’re a fan of the Ratchet & Clank franchise (who isn’t), you’ll love this.  Pre-order at Amazon.com and get 6 Sackboy costumes including exclusive access to Ratchet & Clank costumes from the ever popular Ratchet & Clank franchise.  In addition to the exclusive 2 costumes, you’ll get four new “Animals” costumes, for a total of 6 costumes.

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BestBuy & BestBuy.com – All together now…”the claw!!!”  We’ve partnered with Disney & Pixar to provide the exclusive “Aliens” costume for BestBuy pre-orderers.  We can already imagine the number of uses you guys will use this costume combined with the new Sackbots feature.  And be on the lookout for more characters thru an upcoming Toy Story 3 DLC in the near future.  Plus the 4 costumes from “Even More Animals”

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GameStop & GameStop.com – Are you as excited for the release of TRON: Legacy as we are?  If so, head on over to GameStop and pre-order to get the exclusive *Clu* Sackboy costume from Tron: Legacy. Be the first to have this costume and hold tight for more TRON: Legacy costumes later this year.  And again, you also get the 4 different “Even More Animals” costumes.

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AND MORE TO COME!  – Stay tuned as we announce more pre-order programs like this special DLC package including one of our favorite Muppets – GONZO!  There’s no doubt you’ll have fun exploring the many areas in LBP2, with bent nose and all.  And keep an eye out for more Muppets costumes shortly after launch via the PlayStation Store.

The Great Gonzo in LittleBigPlanet 2

What else…”PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE tell me you guys are offering a Collectors Edition” – OK, OK, good news is YES, we’re offering a Collector’s Edition of LittleBigPlanet 2 in the US, bad news is it’ll be a limited run, so you better pre-order soon to ensure you get one. The LittleBigPlanet 2 Collectors Edition, will also be available on November 16 at select retailers at $79.99, and in limited quantity.  Here’s what you can expect from the LittleBigPlanet 2 Collectors Edition:

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  • A copy of LittleBigPlanet 2 – duh.
  • Your own little “Sackboy” – 7” of plushie-goodness for you to accompany you on your journey thru LBP2.
  • Exclusive LBP2 “game ends” – keep your PS3 games in a tidy, organized and ‘Sack-ured” within these unique bookends
  • One stop shop for exclusive DLC + more – regarding in-game content, the LBP2 Collector’s Edition comes packed with 11 different pre-order costumes, including:
    • Disney / Pixar’s Toy Story 3’s “Aliens” Sackboy Costume
    • Disney’s TRON: Legacy “Clu” Sackboy Costume
    • The Muppets’ “The Great Gonzo” Sackboy Costume
    • PlayStation’s “Ratchet” Sackboy Costume
    • PlayStation’s “Clank” Sackboy Costume
    • Even More Animals’ “Crocodile” Sackboy Costume
    • Even More Animals’ “Vulture” Sackboy Costume
    • Even More Animals’ “Cobra” Sackboy Costume
    • Even More Animals’ “Mandrill” Sackboy Costume
  • And exclusive to the LittleBigPlanet 2’s Collectors Edition:
    • PlayStation’s “Jak” Sackboy Costume
    • PlayStation’s “Daxter” Sackboy Costume
    • 5 exclusive LBP2 PSN Avatars – Lastly, complete your PlayStation experience with a new identity on the PlayStation Network with these new avatars.

Whew!  That was a lot to take in, but we hope it was well worth the read. Now back to Comic Con…..

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  • OH MY SACKBOY! I’m soooo getting that special edition!!! :)

  • DAMN I GOTTA WAIT A LIL LATER FOR THE COLLECTOR’S EDITION… its not up on any of the sites yet :(

  • Collector’s edition in Canada please!!!

  • Wait.. I actually want the Collector’s Edition of something? This is getting weird..

  • I was beginning to hate this exclusive DLC until I saw the Collector’s Edition, now I can’t wait! :P

    By the way, is the CE going to be available on Amazon?

  • I do want this CE in France!

  • Soooo bought!

  • Will we be able to transfer our DLC from the original because i have bought quite alot of costumes lol llf

  • Tron stuff is for me!!!! Can’t wait for the content later in the year!!!! Thanks for that!!!!! Thanks MM, for getting me wishing for a PS3 and LittleBigPlanet 2 this christmas. Thanks for every thing on LBP 2 stuff!!!!

  • Oh, the Collector’s Edition looks awesome! Please release this in Europe, or just the UK, we can import. Please, it looks too great to be missed out on!

  • What are those bookends made from? They look awesome. Please don’t tell me they are made of cardboard :(

    • Of course they’re made out of cardboard, would Sackboy have it any other way? But don’t worry the quality is there)

  • I should stay tuned to amazon @_@ I wan’t the collectors edition… luv lbp XD

  • Just pre-ordered the collector’s edition on Amazon! Just search it and it will take you there! So, so excited about it!

  • FINALLY A COLLECTORS EDITION THAT MAKES SENSE AND CAN BE USED INSTEAD OF BORING CHARACTER FIGURES THAT CANT TWIST THERE ARMS

  • Will the Collector´s Edition also be available to our Europeans?

  • This is amazing, but I’m disappointed on the release date. I understand it’s apart of the marketing, but there are so many other games coming out at the same time. I hope I will enjoy them all. LBP2 looks great, Mark.

  • How will we get the extra content with the collecter edition? That scratch off stuff.I’ve lost so much DLC from them. Will you be doing the scratch off codes or something new?

  • This Collectors Edition is so awesome! Is it coming to Canada? I really hope we get it too.

  • Fantastic news!

    BUT will there be a collectors edition in the EU?!

  • NO WAYYYYYYYY!!!!!!!!!11!11!!shift+1!!

    Please tell me the collector edition will be available in US AND Canada. Please. Please. Please!!!

  • Im definitely PUMPED 4 LBP 2, but nothing in the CE looks very interesting… so just the standard for me! New skins are cool, until they are old. The sackboy doll is great though. I would have wanted a making of DVD with my CE, like MGS4.

  • Guys thank you so much, such wonderful news, and amazing tie ins! Well done all at Sony and MM! I am definitely getting the Collectors Edition.

  • Those look like some great costumes.

  • What a great game. My brother and his wife are casual gamers so when they were thinking about getting a PS3 and subsequently bought one I suggested LBP to them, they cannot put it down. I can’t wait to buy them and myself LBP2!

  • YAY! On our show’s 2nd Birthday! LittleBigPodcast FTW!

  • Awesome! Since the alpha is done, can we assume that the beta will be soon?

  • perfect release date! i will be getting GT5 first and hopefully i can get LBP 2 1st day of its release

  • Woops, I was so excited about reading this, I forgot to click for the whole story, and nearly missed the best stuff.
    The collectors edition looks nice, wish it had an art book or a soundtrack (since I enjoy the art and music of LBP, duh), but with the minimal content involved, I think I could actually afford the price.

  • So are we in Europe getting this Limited edition we better i want that plushie.

  • Will the Limited edition be available in Canada??? Please, please, please reply!!!!…I NEED to know. thanks

  • That looks like one of the few collector’s editions worth owning – good job, lads!

  • I love LBP!!! Thanks Sony!

    What about the european release date ? Is GameStop Denmark gonna offer the same goodies and the collector edition ? Please say yes !! :'(

  • Is the Collector’s Edition also available in Europe?

  • Please let the collectors edition be availble in Canada!! I don’t want to have to go through my family in the states and have to wait even longer to get it. :(

  • hmm ill prolly get the collectors edition, for that plus and book ends…. Looks sweet.

  • what about the beta, i keep hearing its “coming soon”

  • *Plush*

  • Please tell me the Collector’s Edition (or something similar) is available in Canada. Please, please, please! This might be the first Collector’s Edition I buy for a game.

  • :O anyway I can get some hints at the move compatibility….cause well you can see the blue on the spine of the box :)

  • Week after Black Ops is probably death.

  • Yup, gonna pre-order Collector’s Ed. ASAP!

  • Collector’s Edition here I come!!! This is the best news of the year as far as PS3 news if you ask me!!! I am sooooooooooooooo happy, I can not wait!! **runs to Gamestop to change pre-order to Collector’s Edition!**

  • Is the EU DLC applicable for the US Version?

  • creative_license

    Thank you for convincing me to preorder and giving me the details so I can decide where to preorder! That collector’s edition looks awesome.

  • They’re out of alpha? When they get a solid beta build done MM and Sony should give the PS+ subscribers a little taste.

  • Will the Collectors edition come to Europe too, or is it US-exclusive?

  • But I want Ratchet and Clank plus the Alien, I will definitely pre-order though. Will there be any DLC for that in the future, and what about the astronaut suit, i really want that.

  • PLEASE! CE in canada…i want the plushy for my little girl…she adores sackboy…id buy the CE just to get the plushy!!

  • Probably won’t get an answer to this as it looks like he dropped off after 4 or so replies but…

    Can we expect to see those plushies for sale separately about the same time?

  • Awesome!

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