Embark on an epic 3D platform journey in Sackboy: A Big Adventure, coming to PS5

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Embark on an epic 3D platform journey in Sackboy: A Big Adventure, coming to PS5

A new look at gameplay and details on deluxe and special editions.

It’s almost time! Sackboy will make his long-awaited return to PlayStation alongside the launch of the PS5 this November. I’ll be honest… the prospect of the game finally being released is a little bit scary…but also incredibly exciting!

We have been making this game for a looooong time and even now just a few weeks from launch we’re STILL tinkering, making the final tweaks and applying the finishing touches.

Embark on an epic 3D platform journey in Sackboy: A Big Adventure, coming to PS5

I’ve been so lucky to be part of this incredibly talented team who have a genuine passion for Sackboy.  Each one of us has put so much into making this game and we are incredibly proud of what we’ve achieved.  We hope that shines through when you play the game at home! 

When we kicked off this project our goal was simple: to give players an amazing, 3D, co-op adventure. The video above gives some insight into how we went about that, starting with Sackboy’s controls, crafting the worlds he explores, designing gameplay with loads of variety and layering on top anarchic, slapstick co-op multiplayer*.

We wanted every level in the game to feel unique and to continually surprise you with what comes next. In one stage you’ll be careening through a mountain pass on a runaway train, the next exploring a forgotten temple or facing off against a hostile baddie. We’ve mixed up the gameplay with a bunch of new power ups – including one which at one point quite literally turns the world on its head! And the game has an UN-BEL-IEV-ABLE soundtrack – there are moments where the music is sure to bring a smile to your face. 

As you’ll know if you have played a Sackboy game before he is a BIG fan of fancy dress. There are more than 60 costumes to discover and you can easily mix and match pieces from different costumes to create your very own custom Sackboy. But we haven’t stopped there, we have also created a full emote system so you and your friends can hug, chest bump, dance and play air guitar together.

On the subject of co-op, this game is undoubtedly great in single player, but….. throw some friends into the mix and it’s an absolute blast with so many laugh-out-loud moments and plenty of fun griefing opportunities! 

Right, that’s enough of me waxing lyrical about the game.

Now I’d like to give you a sneak peek at our Digital Deluxe Edition, available on both PS4 and PS5, and the limited **Special Edition only on PS4, both of which include some frankly delightful content to accompany the game.

Firstly, if you pre-order any edition, at a supporting retailer or through PlayStation Store you’ll get a copy of the digital comic, The Gathering Storm, in which you will discover the mysterious past of Scarlet, Sackboy’s mentor and Craftworld’s last remaining Knitted Knight.

If all-digital is your thing, then check out the Digital Deluxe Edition. If you pre-order the Digital Deluxe Edition, as well as the digital comic, you’ll also receive:

  • A digital art book showcasing the beautiful, crafted worlds of Sackboy and the weird and wonderful creatures that inhabit them.
  • A digital soundtrack featuring an eclectic selection of tracks from the game. 
  • 4 x Sackboy costumes of PlayStation icons which you can use to customise your Sackboy:
    • Jin from Ghost of Tsushima
    • Sam Porter Bridges form Death Stranding
    • Connor from Detroit Become Human
    • Deacon St. John from Days Gone
  • 4 x Sackboy emotes based on each PlayStation icon mentioned above to show off to your friends. 
  • 20 x Sackboy avatars wearing different costumes from the game. 

Finally, there’s the **Special Edition which features all of the great stuff in the Digital Deluxe Edition plus a physical copy of the Art Book and this…

Look at him. Just look at him! Have you ever seen anything so adorable? When this gets to the studio there’s guaranteed to be some stuffing spilled in the ensuing kerfuffle!

So, there you have it. Sackboy: A Big Adventure is going to be out in just a few weeks, and we’ll be sharing more information as we head towards launch.

In the meantime, you can view the original launch trailer here and follow us on Facebook and Twitter for more updates.

Embark on an epic 3D platform journey in Sackboy: A Big Adventure, coming to PS5

We have poured our hearts and souls into this game and we really hope that you enjoy playing it as much as we have loved making it.

*Internet connection and PlayStation Plus membership required for online multiplayer. PS Plus is a paid-for ongoing subscription with a recurring fee charged automatically at the frequency chosen by the consumer at purchase until cancelled. Full terms apply, see playstation.com/legal. 

**Special Edition is not available in the following countries: UK, Middle East, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, Turkey, Israel, Australia, New Zealand, Iceland, Serbia, Switzerland, Norway, LATAM, Mexico

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  • I would love of we could use our old costumes from LBP 1,2 and 3

  • Why is the special edition only on PS4? I guess I’m going to have to get that version instead of the PS5 one and then just get the free upgrade.

    • I don’t see the point of getting the PS5 version since they both cost the same and you will get a free upgrade with the PS4 version. That way you have the flexibility of playing on either console, rather than just limiting yourself to PS5.

    • TomHoang, collectors want it. I really want the special edition content BUT I want the PS5 case for my collection. This is a hard decision for me.

  • This is already going to be my favorite PS5 game, and i’m already sold on the special edition, hopefully i’m gonna try getting it!

  • Why is there no physical special edition for PS5? Stop forcing digital next gen onto everyone. Really weird decision. Why sell a $500 console with a disk tray and then try and get them to buy digital? Not too thrilled about how Sony is handling next gen tbh.

  • Looks great! Excited to pick it up when it hits £39!

    £60 is a laugh.

    Can you also confirm all the money we spent in LBP 1&2 with costumes carry over like they did in LBP3?

    • Unsure if you read the title of the game correctly but it Says Sackboy A Big Adventure, not LBP.

      Why would they need to carry over?. That’s like asking if you can get all the gear and items you obtained from Final Fantasy XI and carrying it over to Final Fantasy XIV.

      Same series but both different games….

    • It’s not a create game, it’s not LBP, it IS a platformer more akin to Tearaway.

  • This looks SO cute! I was going to wait until PS5 to get this, but I may have to just for that cute Sackboy plushie!

  • Where’s the new look at gameplay?

  • If I get the special edition with the toy on PS4, will the free upgrade be digital? I’m getting the PS5 DE. Eitherway, I don’t see them post me a PS5 disc or redeeming it in exchange of a PS5 disc at any retailer. But I want to be sure.

    • All upgrades are the same medium, so if you want to use the PS4 disc version you will need to use that disc to play on your PS5. PS5 Digital Edition will require digital versions of PS4 titles to qualify for upgrade.

    • I’m trying to figure the same thing out I just cancelled my PS5 version for the Special edition, the plush toy looks to good lol guess we figure it out when we get it 🤷🏾‍♂️💯

  • Absolutely beautiful, I’ve been playing ever since the first one on the ps3, imagine classic skins from the first 2 coming back (:

  • Is the Special Edition only available through PlayStation Direct?

  • Is it guaranteed the PS4 version includes a free upgrade to PS5?

  • Hey Playstation Europe.

    If i buy the ps4 version with the plush lion sackboy, will i get a free ps5 version upgrade aswell ?

  • Which retailer will be stocking the special edition in the UK/EU?

    • Unfortunately we’re out of luck in the UK as we aren’t getting the special edition…shame as I liked the look of it.

      **Special Edition is not available in the following countries: UK, Middle East, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, Turkey, Israel, Australia, New Zealand, Iceland, Serbia, Switzerland, Norway, LATAM, Mexico

  • It’s looking great so far. Hopefully it will be as great as it looks, and it won’t be too short. Sackboy deserves it.

  • Can we use our DualShock 4s on the PS5 version? Buying 3 more DualSense at launch would be very expensive!

  • The Share and Create thing HAS to be an expansion at some point for this game…It would be a huge mistake not to have it. We’ve been waiting on Little Big Planet 3D forever!! And now this is it.

  • Will this be available through other retailers?

    • Most likely they would’ve said so if not. I’m gonna wait a few days, see if it shows up elsewhere before I order it from Sony.

  • For £59.99, I’ll leave it thank you very much – the type of game that would launch for £34.99 if it was just PS4.

    What is going on with PS5 game pricing?

  • Not available in Mexico. That sucks. Guess I’ll get Sackboy’s big adventure when it’s heavily discounted then.

  • What about India release for ps5

  • How many players are allowed for couch co-op?

  • So can we use the DLC from the PS4 version on the PS5 version as well?

  • Looks great, the only thing missing is a cool dynamic theme for PS5. There’s time, make it happen!

  • I gotta have this. Day one pick up for this.

  • So because the UK has left the EU we lose out on the special edition yet we are still part of Europe, we get penalised like Norway, Iceland and Switzerland, being prejudiced to countries who are not a part of the EU will cost you sales and quite rightly so, everyone who wants this game should have the opportunity to get the special edition from their respective countries .

    • Is this the real reason, has it been confirmed anywhere? Im in the UK as well…

    • If that was the case, we would have not got Ghost of tsushima special edition and last of us part 2 special edition? They gotta confirm why uk ain’t getting it

    • That’s how its coming across especially as its coming to the end of the transition period, as the countires and with no deal still in place easier for them to cut their losses as its not as big a game as GoT or LoU2 compared, standard special editions with things like steelbooks (death stranding GoT and TLoU2 for example) and such are easier to balance as they are smaller editions and more mass produced, the CE’s in future unless something is reached I’d say expect for them not to come over and be happy if they do.

      I don’t like being that person but this is the only logical reason I can think of right now, I’d love to be wrong but we are no longer in the EU and the other non EU countries on the list aren’t getting it either so its a more viable conclusion.

    • a shame there’s no edit button on here please ignore the as the countries bit in the first line…. as what I was gonna put was explained near the end

  • I will be buying this on PS4 when it is heavily discounted due to the unfair UK pricing (£60 does not equal $60), and the special edition not being available in the UK.

    • To be fair the US does pay tax after the price, but even then it would still usually work out cheaper…. and this is a platformer which probably won’t last long enough to justify the price either, and the digital deluxe content supposedly being worth an extra £20 isn’t right… especially when all the digital deluxe content for PS4 games up to Ghost of Tsushima’s were £8-10 more and some could just be bought as a DLC via the store at release or sometimes after.

    • Still less than €70…

  • isn’t sumo digital UK based developer but UK cant get the special edition madness

  • I dont want to know about the framerate. I want to know how the controls have changed from the 2D LBP games. Is the jumping still floaty? Is Sackboy’s movement more responsive? How are the jumping physics? How well does he control?

  • Game is looking great!

  • Thank you for making this also available on the PS4! I will definitely be getting it this November.

  • Looking forward to this!

    Am I understanding correctly that the special edition comes with a digital version of the game? Or does it come with a physical copy?

    Want the plush but prefer a digital copy.

  • Its a good time to be a 3D platformer fan. ;)

  • Looking forward to it, and the only ps5 game I am really intrested in that will be out launch day!, I hope it will be possible to play it in VR aswell, to add the real 3D feeling it would give it!. See you soon in the sackboy world :)

  • Disgraceful that the special edition is territory limited😡😡😡

  • wil sackboy a big adventure bring creative mode and community mode if it does it wil be cool to have create mode back on new sackboy a big adventure

  • Y’all aren’t talking about how there’s a Deacon St. John skin… I’M IN LOVE!!

  • All of these editions are needlessly confusing. I’m going to be getting a PS5 on launch day and to my understanding, if I buy sackboy as well as this game on PS4 I will also get a PS5 copy, but there is still no confirmation on whether that is a digital or physical copy. Furthermore, sackboy is really confusing because they make it seem like the only physical version of the game that gives me the PS5 upgrade is the $90 one with the sackboy plush. if I buy both of these games digitally right now on the PlayStation store will I get a PS5 upgrade and why isn’t this in the description?!?! Seriously this is so stupid, dedicated PlayStation fans will be more than happy to give you more money if they need to but this is all just too much.

  • I wish the special edition was also available on PS5.

  • So you can’t get any of those skins if you want to buy a physical version on the PS5? Why?

  • Game looks great kudos to Sumo for embracing this challenge and glad Sony didn’t force devs to try their luck on a LBP4 only to end up in a failure like LBP3,guess they learned the lesson.Gonna get this for sure,I’m a huge Sackboy fan.

    But come on guys Jin and Sam costume?…damn that ain’t fair how can you resist those?…just please make it available as DLC down the road,please I need those costumes haha.

  • Ok Sony here is the best idea you will ever get from me!

    How about make the Special addition be available digital!! I want that SACKBOY plushy! So why can’t you ship me that when I order the digital addition through your store? You have all of my information. Plus your making more money me ordering the digital addition. Now if you want to add on shipping I would be ok with that but I think there is probably enough profit built in to take care of it.
    Just a good idea 😁

  • Very interested in this game. I never really got into the side scrolling games , but Mario 3D world and Astrobot are my favorite modern platformers. Sumo Digital seem ready for a hit, hopefully this is it.

  • Over it. And over the kiddy merch greed.

  • more costumes!

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