- SCEA PR Manager Eric Levine
has shared details today on the LittleBigPlanet 2 PS3 demo, Sackboy's prehistoric moves, and the LBP2 Beta expansion which are all coming this December!
To quote: One of the promises we made after moving the LittleBigPlanet 2 release date was that we'd find a way to give you all additional LittleBigPlanet goodness ahead of the new game's January 18 release date.
Well, now I'm pleased to share the good news with you. Here's what we have in store...
Sackboy's Prehistoric Moves
This is a brand new spin-off PSN title that showcases all of the fun that can be had when Sackboy gets his hands on the PlayStation Move motion controller. Sackboy's Prehistoric Moves contains a brand new 10 level theme dominated by dinosaurs, where the Evil Big Rex is king.
Throughout your mission you must take on challenges engineered by Terrance Dactyl - and you're going to some need help, so put on your bear skins and grab up to four friends to navigate the tough terrain of the tropical jungle dodging erupting volcanoes and other environmental hazards standing in your way.
The player with the PlayStation Move controller leads the charge, flicking switches and triggering platforms to help the other players, using DualShock Controllers, through each level.
Leap between Dino heads, use the Move controller to blast aside crates of bubbles, ride dinosaurs through prehistoric cities, and take to the heights of tree canopies–then team up to defeat Big Rex, all while collecting Trophies along the way.
Sackboy's Prehistoric Moves is completely standalone - it doesn't require the original LittleBigPlanet
game or LittleBigPlanet 2 to run.
What you will need is one PlayStation Move controller (and the PlayStation Eye camera, of course) and at least one friend with a DualShock Controller - since it is a Move-required and multiplayer-only co-op experience. The game will also be included on the LittleBigPlanet 2 disc when it is released on January 18.
But, for everyone who's desperate to have some motion-controlled fun with Sackboy before then, and for the new PS3 and Move owners who haven't yet gotten acquainted with our stitched-together friend, Sackboy - Sackboy's Prehistoric Moves will be available on the PlayStation Store on December 14 for $5.99.
That's not all though! A week earlier, on December 7, all PlayStation Plus subscribers will be able to download Sackboy's Prehistoric Moves for free! And, as an extra "thank you," thousands of LittleBigPlanet supporters will receive Sackboy's Prehistoric Moves for free; stay tuned for more details as we get closer to December 7.
For all you Move fans, Sackboy's Prehistoric Moves is a lot of fun, but it only scratches the surface of what's possible when PlayStation Move and LittleBigPlanet team up, so keep an eye out for more updates after the release of LittleBigPlanet 2.
LittleBigPlanet 2 Story Mode Demo
Now for some more great news...there will be a LittleBigPlanet 2 PSN demo coming your way on December 21! This demo will give everyone a taste of the new Story Mode in LittleBigPlanet 2, along with our new gameplay mechanics - including CREATE!
Swing from different objects with the Grapple Hook
, rescue helpless Sackbots, and experience the chaotic multiplayer fun that blows up when the competitive scoring mode is coupled with Sacboys and Sackgirls armed with the new Creatinator!
The LittleBigPlanet 2 Story Mode demo will be available on the PlayStation Store on December 21, so keep an eye on the calendar.
LittleBigPlanet 2 Beta Trial
Over the past few weeks, it's truly been astonishing to see the creations that have come out of the LittleBigPlanet 2 beta trial.
In fact, we've been so impressed, we're going to expand the beta trial a bit further, so in early December, a new batch of invitations will go out, including PlayStation Plus subscribers, more community contributors, and even some giveaways. Stay tuned early next month for more info!
So, to summarize all of the above:
• Early December–A new batch of beta trial invites will be sent out to PlayStation Plus members and more! (exact date tbd)
• December 7–PlayStation Plus subscribers and a big bunch of LBP supporters will get Sackboy's Prehistoric Moves for free!
• December 14–Sackboy's Prehistoric Moves will be available on the PlayStation Store for $5.99!
• December 21–LittleBigPlanet 2 demo will be available to everyone!