LittleBigPlanet Karting: Meet The Hoard, PAX Recap

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LittleBigPlanet Karting: Meet The Hoard, PAX Recap

The summer may be over, but fall is now upon us, which means we’re getting closer and closer to LittleBigPlanet Karting‘s November 6th finish line. It won’t be long before Sackboy’s fastest and most competitive adventure will hit store shelves everywhere!

Now that we’re closer to launch, one of questions that we’ve been hearing a lot lately is: Who exactly are these mysterious characters that our stitched-together hero must race against throughout LittleBigPlanet Karting’s Story Mode? Well, we’ve decided it’s time to let you in on some of the backstory.

Long after Sackboy defeated the Negativitron in LittleBigPlanet 2, visitors from far, far away arrived on Craftworld driving speedy karts, with plans to seek out and steal its most precious prizes. These swarms of otherworldly scavengers became known as The Hoard. As you might have guessed, The Hoard want all of Craftworld’s prizes for no reason other than to hoard them – they essentially embody the antithesis of Creative Sackartistry. So, the LittleBigPlanet Karting adventure begins with a very distraught Sackboy – distraught because he is forced to watch The Hoard fly past him and steal prizes at speeds greater than he can possibly match!

But, Sackboy has always been clever: as one of The Hoard crashes nearby and loses his kart, Sackboy sees his chance! He hops in the vacant kart and begins his journey to drive out The Hoard and return the stolen prizes to Craftworld.

Now that you know the story, here’s an exclusive peek at The Hoard, so you’ll have an idea of what Sackboy is up against…

LittleBigPlanet Karting: Horde_ChopperLittleBigPlanet Karting: Horde_GyroCopter

LittleBigPlanet Karting: Horde_LoaderLittleBigPlanet Karting: Horde_GliderLittleBigPlanet Karting: Horde_Unicycle

LittleBigPlanet at PAX Prime!

LittleBigPlanet had an amazing showing at PAX last weekend! We were prominently featured in the PlayStation booth, where we had plenty of stations showing LittleBigPlanet Karting and LittleBigPlanet PS Vita for fans to test out. We hope that everyone who attended had a great time and got a sweet sample of our upcoming LBP fun.

LittleBigPlanet Karting at PAX 2012

We’d also like to announce the winners of our LittleBigPlanet Karting PAX T-Shirt Design Contest! Thank you so much to all those who participated. We received so many awesome and creative entries, it was very difficult to choose a winner.

Congratulations to Brian from Nevada, who scored first place! His “pinstripe art” design was the inspiration for our giveaway shirt. It was a total hit at PAX! Here’s a look…

LittleBigPlanet Karting: Final T shirtLittleBigPlanet Karting: competiton t shirt winner

Finally, we’d like to showcase the five runners up who also had great submissions!

LittleBigPlanet Karting: WebLittleBigPlanet Karting: Final Design

LittleBigPlanet Karting: FlareSkullLittleBigPlanet Karting: larochepowerLittleBigPlanet Karting: nightmare729_edit

Hope you all had fun!

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