- SCEA's Marketing Manager Mark Valledor
has shared some LittleBigPlanet 2 PS3 updates today, including an official release date and retail goodness detailing a LBP2 Collector's Edition, as follows:
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 Molecule
... LittleBigPlanet 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:
- 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.
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"
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.
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.
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:
â€¢ A copy of LittleBigPlanet 2 - duh.
â€¢ Your own little "Sackboy" - 7" of plushie-goodness for you to accompany you on your journey thru LBP2.
â€¢ 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:
â€¢ Disney / Pixar's Toy Story 3's "Aliens" Sackboy Costume
â€¢ Disney's TRON: Legacy "Clu" Sackboy Costume
â€¢ The Muppets' "The Great Gonzo" Sackboy Costume
â€¢ PlayStation's "Ratchet" Sackboy Costume
â€¢ PlayStation's "Clank" Sackboy Costume
â€¢ Even More Animals' "Crocodile" Sackboy Costume
â€¢ Even More Animals' "Vulture" Sackboy Costume
â€¢ Even More Animals' "Cobra" Sackboy Costume
â€¢ Even More Animals' "Mandrill" Sackboy Costume
And exclusive to the LittleBigPlanet 2's Collectors Edition:
â€¢ PlayStation's "Jak" Sackboy Costume
â€¢ PlayStation's "Daxter" Sackboy Costume
â€¢ 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...