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LittleBigPlanet 2 Release Date And Exclusive Offers Detailed

If you want costumes, you'll want to preorder.

Need a good holiday gift for a creative PS3 owner? SCEA and Media Molecule would like you to consider LittleBigPlanet 2. The game has recently been revealed as a yuletide-friendly release, set to hit store shelves on November 16, 2010. The duo has also revealed a host of pre-order exclusives and even a collector's edition bundle if you're in the mood to buy early.
 
Let's talk bonuses first. Amazon, Best Buy, and GameStop have been pegged as storefronts that'll host exclusive offers, all of which boil down to a variety of cuddly costumes. The items are as follows:  

     

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Amazon

You'll get two Ratchet & Clank costumes and four "Even More Animals" costumes. SCEA isn't being specific about the latter costumes and Amazon isn't either, so be prepared to be surprised come November.

 
 
 
 
 
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Best Buy

The big-ticket item is access to a three-eyed alien costume inspired by the "Toy Story" franchise. You'll also get a Cobra, Vulture, Mandrill and Crocodile costume from the "Even More Animals" line.

 
 
 
 
 
 
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GameStop

Like "TRON: Legacy" and eager for a taste of TRON: The Videogame: Evolution: The Videogame? You'll probably dig GameStop's exclusive then, which is a trendy costume taken from the movie in addition to a Cobra, Vulture, Mandrill and Crocodile costume from the "Even More Animals" line.       
 
 
 
 
 
== TEASER ==For once, a publisher isn't crushing our hearts by tossing exclusive DLC all over the place. If you'd rather get all the above items instead of just one, you can preorder the $80 limited edition version of the game, which also comes with the below:

  • A copy of LBP2 
  • A seven-inch Sackboy plushie
  • A set of LB2-decorated bookends.
  • A Jak and a Daxter costume
  • A Gonzo costume
  • Five PSN LB2-themed avatars

Here's an image of the all goodness:  


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LBP2 hopes to correct a bunch of user complaints from the first game--and while the jumping mechanics deserve some tweaks and discussion, Media Molecule has mostly focused on showing off the game's creation mechanics, which in a couple of words, can be described as "off the chain." If you've got the time, you'll be able to create your own RTS, design an R-Type-like shooter, program customized NPCs, and even adjust camera angles in created cutscenes. Wild, right?

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Need a good holiday gift for a creative PS3 owner? SCEA and Media Molecule would like you to consider LittleBigPlanet 2. The game has recently been revealed as a yuletide-friendly release, set to hit store shelves on November 16, 2010. The duo has also revealed a host of pre-order exclusives and even a collector's edition bundle if you're in the mood to buy early.
 
Let's talk bonuses first. Amazon, Best Buy, and GameStop have been pegged as storefronts that'll host exclusive offers, all of which boil down to a variety of cuddly costumes. The items are as follows:  

     

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Amazon

You'll get two Ratchet & Clank costumes and four "Even More Animals" costumes. SCEA isn't being specific about the latter costumes and Amazon isn't either, so be prepared to be surprised come November.

 
 
 
 
 
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Best Buy

The big-ticket item is access to a three-eyed alien costume inspired by the "Toy Story" franchise. You'll also get a Cobra, Vulture, Mandrill and Crocodile costume from the "Even More Animals" line.

 
 
 
 
 
 
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GameStop

Like "TRON: Legacy" and eager for a taste of TRON: The Videogame: Evolution: The Videogame? You'll probably dig GameStop's exclusive then, which is a trendy costume taken from the movie in addition to a Cobra, Vulture, Mandrill and Crocodile costume from the "Even More Animals" line.       
 
 
 
 
 
== TEASER ==For once, a publisher isn't crushing our hearts by tossing exclusive DLC all over the place. If you'd rather get all the above items instead of just one, you can preorder the $80 limited edition version of the game, which also comes with the below:

  • A copy of LBP2 
  • A seven-inch Sackboy plushie
  • A set of LB2-decorated bookends.
  • A Jak and a Daxter costume
  • A Gonzo costume
  • Five PSN LB2-themed avatars

Here's an image of the all goodness:  


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LBP2 hopes to correct a bunch of user complaints from the first game--and while the jumping mechanics deserve some tweaks and discussion, Media Molecule has mostly focused on showing off the game's creation mechanics, which in a couple of words, can be described as "off the chain." If you've got the time, you'll be able to create your own RTS, design an R-Type-like shooter, program customized NPCs, and even adjust camera angles in created cutscenes. Wild, right?
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YESSS

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I've always wanted to try LBP.....maybe I'll get a PS3 before LBP2 comes out.

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that seems like a lot of good stuff for $80. I may have to buy that! 

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Getting the collector's edition. Or I would be if this was announced for Europe yet. Those bookends are WAY too good to pass up on.
 
Amazing. Love LittleBigPlanet. Also glad they didn't bail to the Call Of Duty train. Totally different games, but with so much getting delayed last year to avoid Modern Warfare 2, I'm glad the same's not happening this year.

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ooooooooooooooooh I'm so going to get that limited edition.

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It's worth the $20 extra just for that bitchin' Sackboy plushie.  
 
Also fucking Gonzo man. What? Where did that come from?

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By the way: Gonzo.
 

  
Just sayin'.
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That TRON suit is pretty sick. If only it weren't Gamestop exclusive.

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I want this soo bad and it's such a steal for $20 more, but I don't have the $80 to spend argh!!!

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Most of these costumes are really random. Alien from toy story, tron, and GONZO?!

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@get2sammyb: Yes, yes, yes, a million times YES!  Gonzo kicks ass!  I can only imagine the number of crazy stunt levels he will get up to involving death-defying leaps, dangerous attempts at fame and, of course, chickens.
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damn first time i have been tempted to get a special edition. that is seriously a lot of cool stuff

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I WILL BUY

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The "5 exclusive" in the bottom right corner almost looks like "Sexclusive". 

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oooo that Tron skins looks real nice.

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Dammit... now I must have it

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I wish I had 80 bucks right now.

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DO WANT!!! This might be the most reasonably priced chocked full of kick ass shit special edition in quite a while!

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Wow... 
 
80 dollars down the drain, thanks Brad.

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Please bring this to Europe, using rocks to hold up my PS3 games, would love those bookends. Also a plushie sackboy? want.

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DUDE. I WANT THAT PLUSH.

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Totally getting the Limited Edition.

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So Jeff Bridges is in LBP2?

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that seems like a pretty sweet price for a CE with that much crap I'm gonna have to find room for

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AW YES! birthday gift = awsomeness

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@TheMustacheHero said:

" Most of these costumes are really random. Alien from toy story, tron, and GONZO?! "

I say if LBP's gonna do it, do it right.
And from my experience "totally random" fits LBP perfectly :)
 
..also, those bookends kickass.
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fffffffff- I'm so psyched for thiiiiis

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@RobotHamster said:
" I want this soo bad and it's such a steal for $20 more, but I don't have the $80 to spend argh!!! "
 
You don't need to have it now.  Pre-order on Amazon, save for the next 3 months prior to release, and you'll be set!
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@TheMustacheHero said:

" Most of these costumes are really random. Alien from toy story, tron, and GONZO?! "

They are all Disney IPs?  So that is the connection and they are now that much less random.
 
 
Anyway, as far as "Collector's Editions" go, this seems like a pretty good kit.  My girlfriend loves this game and buying it for the 7" Sackboy alone would almost be worth it.
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@Crono said:
" @TheMustacheHero said:
" Most of these costumes are really random. Alien from toy story, tron, and GONZO?! "
They are all Disney IPs?  So that is the connection and they are now that much less random. "
...
Thanks for ruinin' it for me smart guy. :P
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God damn do I want a PS3 right now.

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Bookends are kind of a cool idea.  It's rare seeing one of these with something someone could actually use.

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I know i`m absolutely pre-ordering the game, but I`m not sure if I can get the limited edition, that plushie looks pretty cool

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Definitely buying the limited ed. for the plushie for my sister  :)

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Jak and Daxter?
 
Argh, stop teasing me.

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November is going to be an expensive month with Gran Turismo 5, The Sly Collection and LittleBigPlanet 2 alone.

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If anyone finds a european preorder for the limited.. i will bring cake for the entire class!

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Those bookends look fucking awesome and the Tron costume is absolutely awesome.  
 
i would easily spend an extra 20 just to get those. Bookends tend to be VERY expensive when they get fancier (i always buy the play metallic ones). 

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I hate the holidays. So many games, so little money.

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That plushie looks awesome. I have been thinking for a long time that they need a sackboy plushie.

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That is easily one of the best Collector's Editions I've ever seen. Definitely shelling out the extra 20 bucks.

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Oh man, I guess I'll spend the extra $20 =P
 

 and while the jumping mechanics deserve some tweaks and discussion,

They already announced that they have corrected this. They got rid of the weird floaty jump and made the controls tighter. In addition to that, there are now various gravity options and a toggle for the new or old jump type (So the levels created in LBP1 don't get totally whack from the new jump type).
 
So its pretty fixed.
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@BigChief said:

" That plushie looks awesome. I have been thinking for a long time that they need a sackboy plushie. "

These exact ones are on sale now, along with a slightly bigger varient. 
  http://www.thinkgeek.com/geektoys/plush/d2af/

Was actually considering buying one, but I think I'll wait for this now.
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where can i pre-order the collectors edition i cant find it any where?

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the tron one looks slick!

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Plushie?! Sold!

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DO WANT! THAT FUCKING PLUSHIE IS EPIC.

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IM GETTING THE SPECIAL EDITION!!! PLUSHIIIIEE!!

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Off the chain, baby!