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LittleBigPlanet 2 Delayed Until January 2011

Will we even be able to afford to pay rent in Q1 2011?

Media Molecule has confirmed a recent rash of Internet rumblings indicating that its ambitious platformer/build-a-game title, LittleBigPlanet 2, has been smacked with a delay. The PS3-exclusive, which at one point was due for release this November, will now see a release in January 2011, according to a recent post on the game's website.

"We’ve all been working like powered-up space ninjas and we’re almost there, but because we love what we’ve made, and we love our little sack-friends, and most of all we love all our fans out there, we couldn’t let you all get together until we knew we were giving you the best experience imaginable," the blog post reads. "Which is why we’ve taken the hard decision to delay the worldwide release of LBP2, originally slated for later this year to January 2011." 

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It's obvious from the tone of the post that Media Molecule is bummed about the decision to push back the title. However, the studio also appears confident that it was the right thing to do. 

This decision may sting you a bit, especially if you've pre-ordered one of those grande box sets with a side of Sackboy plushie, but one of the last parting notes in the post may help ease the pain. There's a hint that the LBP2 beta, or maybe even a demo, will give us more LBP2 than what was slated. "On the upside, we are going to find a way to give more of you a taste of LBP2 prior to launch, so stay tuned," the post reads.

Speaking of beta, Media Molecule didn't say if our version of the game's beta would be delayed alongside the main game. According to a PS blog post around the middle of September, invites to a global beta (which includes the US) would be thrown out "in a few weeks."