Posts Tagged ‘Media Molecule’

Release Dates Aplenty

September 19, 2008

This past week, due to school, I was unable to frequently post, causing me to miss out on some big release date announcements. While I have been shifting from class to class, most people have been finding out when SackBoy will be running, jumping, and sacking into our hearts. The complete mini-rundown is below.

Mirror’s Edge: EA’s parkour-esque, free-running spectacular will be available on the PS3 and Xbox 360 on November 11th. It is rumored that the PC release date has been delayed, considering that it was conveniently left out. A demo for the game will be out before launch, and PS3 owners can expect exclusive DLC, which is a relief compared to the next announcement.

Grand Theft Auto IV (360 DLC): Microsoft confirmed that the “exclusive episodes for Grand Theft Auto IV will be available on Xbox 360 starting fall 2008.” Fall has already started, so we might be continuing Niko Bellic’s epic adventure soon.

LittleBigPlanet: Anxious gamers will finally be able to make their own SackBoys and levels on October 21st. The game that might convince me to buy a PS3 is out in almost a month; I better start scraping some cash together.

Prince of Persia: On December 2nd, the cel-shaded, AI-redefining chapter in the Prince of Persia series will be in stores. The game will be out on 360, PS3, and PC, alongside a DS counterpart, Prince of Persia: The Fallen King.

Wii Music: The game that brought us all ear aches at E3 2008 will be flying onto shelves and into the homes of North American five-year-olds, on October 20th. If you want your games to be more like toys, Wii Music might be for you!


SackBoys In The Wild

September 11, 2008

This particularly Australian trailer gives us gamers a sneak peek into the world of LittleBigPlanet. Wild SackBoys and SackGirls are a threatened species that survive by their cunning and jumping skills, but mainly their jumping skills. All of their predators have a fatal flaw that, once discovered, can be used to easily discard them. Tune in later when the disembodied, Steve Erwin-esque voice details cooperative Sack play.

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Design Your Own SackBoy Contest

September 8, 2008

LittleBigPlanet developer Media Molecule is giving LittleBigAficionados in Europe, the United States, and Japan the chance to have their own SackBoy design featured in-game. Previous challenges have been posted on the LittleBigPlanet News Site, such as logo and box-art designs, but unlike the other challenges, this one has a reward. More in-depth details and guidelines can be found directly from the website. All winning designs will become available on the PlayStation Store for free once the game in released on October 21.

Update 4: LittleBigPlanet Pre-Order Goodies

September 4, 2008

Kratos or Nariko? Which SackBoy/Girl would you choose? You already know that Kratos is available by pre-order from GameStop, but what about our Heavenly Sword heroine? If you want Nariko in SackForm, you’ll have to look for the bright yellow tag, because she’s available exclusively from Best Buy. As a final tease, Media Molecule wants all Canadians to prepare for a pre-order announcement. Is it the maple leaf SackPlant? Let’s wait and see.

PS3 80GB LittleBigBundle

September 1, 2008

When it comes to bundles, Sony has always been very pomiscuous. Just about every big title has been bundled with a PlayStation system, and even some not so big. The trend will continue in Europe on November 5, with LittleBigPlanet. The package comes with an 80GB PS3, LittleBigPlanet, and a Dualshock 3 controller. All of this can be yours for about €400 (around $585), complete with LittleBigBoxArt. Seriously, I’ve never seen such dedication to a console’s box art.

Via Joystiq

Update 3: LittleBigPlanet Pre-Order Goodies

August 31, 2008

Live near Circuit City? Like stickers? Want to pre-order LittleBigPlanet? If you answered “yes” to all of these questions, you’re in luck! The LittleBigStickerBook will be awarded to all gamers who pre-order LittleBigPlanet at Circuit City. Why limit yourself to creating levels in the game? With the sticker book you can make your own (less exciting) levels in the real world. Who could pass up on this amazing offer?

Update 2: LittleBigPlanet Pre-Order Goodies

August 24, 2008

After announcing special pre-order content for specific stores, Sony has slowly been pairing up the two. We already know that “The Official LittleBigPlanet Creator Mini-Guide” can be received from and the “In-Game Kratos SackBoy Downloadable Costume” from GameStop. On August 20, they revealed that the “LittleBigPouch” will be the bonus at GameCrazy. If you’ve got a thing for burlap material and SackBoy, pre-order at GameCrazy today.

LittleBigPlanet Leipzig Trailer

August 24, 2008

The folks at Media Molecule have yet again proven that customization options in LittleBigPlanet are unlimited. The movie Godzilla has been recreated in SackForm, and it’s better than the original (which isn’t really that big of an accomplishment). I’ll be looking forward to The Dark Knight level.

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LittleBigPlanet Levels Will Not Be Region Locked

August 23, 2008

After some confusion and disappointment, Sony has announced that LittleBigPlanet “will have a global server,” correcting their false announcement. Gamers everywhere were saddened to hear that they wouldn’t be able to share levels with their international friends. This message comes from a Sony representative who confirms the game won’t be region specific:

Hi all, as many of you may have heard already in an interview at Leipzig the senior producer for LittleBigPlanet announced that the game is region locked. This is in fact not the case, and all shared levels in the game will be available worldwide. The confusion arose out of regional differences in how moderation will work as there are different legal rules each region have to play by, and at one point this looked like it may require the game to be independent in each region – however this has been worked around and there will only be one region for the game…. a LittleBigRegion.

Apologies for any confusion over this issue, however I’m pretty sure you’re happy with the result.

Now, SackBoys around the world will be able to play in peace. Hooray diversity!

Via Kotaku

Update: LittleBigPlanet Pre-Order Goodies

August 13, 2008

Previously, it was announced that you would obtain special pre-order content for LittleBigPlanet depending on the store you purchased it at. Two of the stores and their respective pre-order exclusives have been revealed. According to the LBP News Site pre-ordering at will get you the “The Official LittleBigPlanet Creator Mini-Guide;” at GameStop, you will receive the “In-Game Kratos SackBoy Downloadable Costume.” I’d side with the God of War in this match-up, but that’s just me.