LittleBigPlanet 2 Trailer is the Rare, Droolworthy KindBy Jared Newman
It’s not often that video game trailers hit me with that schoolkid-like “must play now” stupor, which is why I don’t post many here, but the debut trailer for LittleBigPlanet 2 is the exception. Maybe it has something to do with the music — Passion Pit’s “Sleepyhead,” Shazam informs me — but it’s probably because of Sony’s grand promises of creating entire games within LittleBigPlanet 2′s level creator. The game will be out for Playstation 3 in Winter 2010.
I liked the original LittleBigPlanet, but despite the boundless creativity from amateur level creators who replicated levels from Contra and scenes from Star Wars, the game lacked a certain longevity. Ultimately the game’s platform engine gave a sense of changing scenery, but not much variety in play. Also, with no overarching structure for user-generated levels, playing around in them felt more like a one-off gimmick than something you could truly get lost in.
LittleBigPlanet 2 aims to fix those issues. Players will be able to string their levels together into entire games, but more importantly, the leve creation tools allow for new experiences like racing, old-school shoot-em-ups, RPGs and Arkanoid clones. Also, the two million levels already created for the first game will be playable in the sequel. This is going to get very interesting. [via Sony]