Big Game Day reminder: Little Big Planet PSP Available Now

To be honest, 3D platforming games tend to have a rough time on the PSP.  With the lack of a second analog “nub” it eliminates any sort of camera control function leaving you at the mercy of the auto camera usually putting you in frustrating situations.  With Little Big Planet PSP being a 2 ½D (i.e. no camera issues) platformer made specifically for the PSP, this game has the potential of being the best platform game on the system.  Bringing all the aspects that made the PS3 Little Big Planet the award winning game that it was (including community level design), the PSP iteration looks to be in good shape to follow suit.  Sean C.

Official release below:

FOSTER CITY, Calif., November 17, 2009 – Sony Computer Entertainment America Inc. (SCEA) today announced the North American release of LittleBigPlanet™PSP exclusively for the PSP® (PlayStation®Portable) and PSP® (PlayStation®Portable)go system, bringing the critically acclaimed franchise onto the portable platform for the first time.  Developed by Sony Computer Entertainment’s Cambridge Studio in close collaboration with the award-winning Media Molecule team, LittleBigPlanet PSP boasts the same prized Play, Create, Share experience, allowing players to now bring the beloved SackBoy™ with them on the go.

Built specifically for the PSP system, this portable LittleBigPlanet™ includes over 30 original developer-created levels through seven new themed locations to explore and play.  Players will also find a huge host of materials, tools, and stickers to create objects or even levels that suit their style.  And, pivotal to the creative LittleBigPlanet community, players will be able to publish their creations online to share with others via the PlayStation®Network.  Levels and objects can then be ranked so the best of the best rise to the top.

LittleBigPlanet continues to bring its revolutionary concept to consumers of all ages, putting the powers of creation firmly in the players’ hands,” said Scott A. Steinberg, vice president, product marketing, SCEA.  “Built specifically for the portable platform, LittleBigPlanet PSP provides a fresh experience for fans of the PS3 game and allows franchise newcomers the ability to Play, Create, and Share, no matter where you are.”
LittleBigPlanet PSP is a world of endless possibilities where imagination and creativity is king. In this stylish and stitched-together 3D craft material world, there is fun to be had for all ages, tastes and player types.  The LittleBigPlanet experience starts with players customizing SackBoy, the loveable main character on LittleBigPlanet.  From there, players Play and learn about SackBoy’s powers to interact physically with the surrounding environment while navigating through over 30 vibrant themed environments.  Players make their way across these worldly levels, avoiding obstacles, solving puzzles and collecting items that can be used to make their own creations.

To Create, players use the simple “Popit” menu system, popularized in the original PlayStation®3 (PS3™) game, to access all of SackBoy’s materials, stickers and tools to bring their imaginations to life.  Here, players have the power to build and move around any object in the game’s colorful landscape.  All materials and objects have realistic physical properties and will behave accordingly.  With a robust tool set at their disposal, the sky is the limit.  Once the object or level is completed, players can publish and Share their creative works with the community via the PlayStation Network.  Of course, they can download and explore other players’ creations as well.

~ by consolecreatures on November 17, 2009.

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