Sony finally seems intent on offering some snazzy Collector’s Edition versions for their big games and the next one we can expect is for LittleBigPlanet 2. Not only did Sony announce the CE for LBP2 but they also revealed the North American release date and a wealth of new costumes that will make LBP fans jump with glee.
So when can we create various new mini-games or SNES homage levels thanks to the extensive new create tools of LBP? Gamers can begin their new creative endeavors on November 16, which isn’t as far off as it sounds since many thought LBP2 would be yet another Spring 2011 game. Included in the Collector’s Edition of the game is something many have been waiting for: a Sackboy plushie. Measuring at 7” inches and adorned with a smile it’ll be hard not to instantly hug the Sackboy plushie as soon you remove it from the box.
But the LBP2 CE does have additional items that are more substantial. Included will be a series of exclusive costumes ranging from a Jak & Daxter costume to a costume based on Clu 2.0 from TRON: Legacy. Yes, TRON invades the world of LBP and I can’t be the only one hoping for a TRON costume & level pack to be released at some point.
Here’s the full roster of the LBP2 CE costumes:
Disney / Pixar’s Toy Story 3’s “Aliens” Sackboy Costume (also available as Best Buy pre-order bonus)
Disney’s TRON: Legacy “Clu” Sackboy Costume (also available via Gamestop)
The Muppets’ “The Great Gonzo” Sackboy Costume
PlayStation’s “Ratchet” Sackboy Costume (also available via pre-order bonus from Amazon.com)
PlayStation’s “Clank” Sackboy Costume (also available via pre-order bonus from Amazon.com)
Even More Animals’ “Crocodile” Sackboy Costume
Even More Animals’ “Vulture” Sackboy Costume
Even More Animals’ “Cobra” Sackboy Costume
Even More Animals’ “Mandrill” Sackboy Costume
LittleBigPlanet 2’s Collectors Edition exclusive:
PlayStation’s “Jak” Sackboy Costume
PlayStation’s “Daxter” Sackboy Costume
Rounding out the CE are two LBP themed “game ends” in which you can place your games. The CE will also give PS3 users the complete LBP2 experience as 5 LBP2 avatars will also be available for gamers to download and proudly display on the PSN.
All of this will cost gamers $79.99 and reportedly will be released in a limited quantity. Personally I think that’s a decent price given the amount of value the CE offers and how it isn’t yet another t-shirt/figure combo package.
[Via the PlayStation Blog]