Little Big Planet 2 Gets Official, Shipping This Year

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MediaMolecule’s wildly popular Little Big Planet is coming back for seconds. The sequel will ship this year with a revamped Popit (“you can bring your characters to life, compose your own music, direct cinematic masterpieces, wire controllers directly in to your contraptions, connect easy to use switches, microchips and circuit boards to build epic bosses, vehicles, machines, and puzzles.”) and over 2 million levels to play out of the box.

This time around your little Sackperson must do battle with The Sucker.

Happy that no more demands are being made to him after his successful adventure to return sharing to LittleBigPlanet, it’s all going swimmingly for Sackboy… That is, until a some kind of inter-dimensional, hyper-spatial, 1800 watt Vacuum Cleaner appears in the skies, causing quite the ruckus and sucking Sackboy up into its musty bowels. All jolly sinister and most inconvenient.

Happily, a jolly nice fellow named Larry Da Vinci intervenes and rescues him from what has come to be known as The Sucker. Da Vinci, it turns out, is in charge of “The Alliance”, a semi-secret, semi-organised group devoted to fighting The Sucker before it destroys the whole Cosmos.

MM is also launching a web portal for every player and level, so you can queue up new levels even when you’re at work. Sounds fancy. Check out the rest at theLBP2 site.