For a game like LittleBigPlanet to make sense as a franchise, each new installment has to increase the amount of things you can create and tweak by an order of magnitude. Today's announcement of LittleBigPlanet 2 definitely looks like it's exactly that. Not only will all of the old content from the first game continue to work, but players will also be able to create entirely new kinds of games, with top-down racers, side-scrolling shooters, RPGs, and so on. Hopefully you'll be able to tweak the physics a bit to make everything feel a bit less floaty and playful. That ended up being the thing that slowly soured me on the original game. It was an amazing achievement, but even with all of the creativity being shown by the community's best minds, it all sort of ran together.
Here's a batch of shots, and there's a new trailer that's currently worming its way through our video compressor. All told, it looks kind of awesome.
The game is due this Winter.