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Little Big Planet 2 (pre-order) £28.99 @ Choices UK [PS3 Games]

Brendan Griffiths
Games deals, LittleBigPlanet 2, Media Molecule, Play Create Share, Playstation Move, PS3 games, Sony
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Little Big Planet 2 (pre-order) £28.99 @ Choices UK [PS3 Games]

Sony’s Play Create Share behemoth is set to keep smashing forwards after the success of the first LBP and ModNation Racers. Little Big Planet 2 is currently planned for a 12th November release, some time off yet but this pre-order deal is £8.86 cheaper than the next best price at ShopTo.

The single-player game will actually have a story to accompany events. We imagine it’ll be pretty bizarre. What we’re reaslly excited about though is looking at all the user generated levels again.

Media Molecule’s sequel is breaking out of the platformer genre this time with the inclusion of creation tools for side-scrolling shooters, kart-racers, colour-matching block puzzlers, Benami rhythm-action mini-games and many more. Don’t be sad about your old levels as they will be backwards-compatible with LBP2.  Absolute result. That’s over two million levels ready for release day then.

You can create creatures to ride on for your levels and you’ll also get the chance to use some AI Sackbots. The platforming side of the game has introduced a new toy for the Sackboys in the shape of the mischievous grapple gun that can be used to hoist yourself up when attached to softer surfaces like sponge, or even your fellow players.

PlayStation Move will also get an optional look-in for assistance in creating levels or during them for lifting up barriers and so on. Hopefully creators will be given a wide range of options for using the new motion controller. We’d imagine it’ll be used for some forms of shooter games at least.

The brief hands-on I tried recently showed that the little Sackboys still have a weedy jump, but fear not platforming fans. When creating levels, players will be able to change the gravity levels to affect how high players will be able to jump in their level.

LBP2 looks set to surpass the success of the original now it’s now longer constricted to the platforming genre. Even if you don’t enjoy creating levels -or even full games now- there will be an endless supply of user-generated ones for you to enjoy. Value for money then, especially at this price.

Thanks to whizzkid at HotUkDeals for the find.

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