LBP Spin-Off 'SackBoy's Prehistoric Moves' Announced

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A standalone LittleBigPlanet spin-off is coming to PSN in advance of LBP2's retail release in January. SCE and Media Molecule have just lifted the lid off of Sackboy's Prehistoric Moves, a 10-level platformer based in the LPB universe. 

Before we even talk about what the game is, it's probably best to talk about all the ways it's been designed to keep you from playing it. Prehistoric Moves, as its name teases, is a PlayStation Move-exclusive title, requiring one Move wand and an EyeToy camera peripheral. It's also co-op exclusive. You'll need at least one friend with you in order to play, though that person will be using a DualShock controller. 
 

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Got all of that? Great. Prehistoric Moves is probably most comparable to an LBP campaign expansion. It's themed, it's small, and it brings some new mechanics to the table. In this specific case, the new mechanics appear wrapped around the Move functionality. As the leader with the wand, you'll be asked to flick switches and push levers in order to get your buds with the controllers around obstacles blocking an end point. The announcement on the PS blog post outlines some of what you'll do specifically in some of the game's dinosaur-filled levels:

Leap between Dino heads, use the Move controller to blast aside crates of bubbles, ride dinosaurs through prehistoric cities, and take to the heights of tree canopies--then team up to defeat Big Rex, all while collecting trophies along the way.


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Prehistoric Moves will appear on PSN starting on December 7, but only as a free downloadable gift to PSN Plus owners. The actually PSN version of the title will show up on December 14 for $5.99. But you may want to hold out a couple of weeks, since the game will also be included on the LPB2 disc when the game hits this January 18.

In other LBP2 news, a campaign demo is hitting the PS Store this December 21 and the game's beta has been extended. Also, more invitations are going out, so keep checking that inbox. Sackpeople!
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#1  Edited By BradNicholson

A standalone LittleBigPlanet spin-off is coming to PSN in advance of LBP2's retail release in January. SCE and Media Molecule have just lifted the lid off of Sackboy's Prehistoric Moves, a 10-level platformer based in the LPB universe. 

Before we even talk about what the game is, it's probably best to talk about all the ways it's been designed to keep you from playing it. Prehistoric Moves, as its name teases, is a PlayStation Move-exclusive title, requiring one Move wand and an EyeToy camera peripheral. It's also co-op exclusive. You'll need at least one friend with you in order to play, though that person will be using a DualShock controller. 
 

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Got all of that? Great. Prehistoric Moves is probably most comparable to an LBP campaign expansion. It's themed, it's small, and it brings some new mechanics to the table. In this specific case, the new mechanics appear wrapped around the Move functionality. As the leader with the wand, you'll be asked to flick switches and push levers in order to get your buds with the controllers around obstacles blocking an end point. The announcement on the PS blog post outlines some of what you'll do specifically in some of the game's dinosaur-filled levels:

Leap between Dino heads, use the Move controller to blast aside crates of bubbles, ride dinosaurs through prehistoric cities, and take to the heights of tree canopies--then team up to defeat Big Rex, all while collecting trophies along the way.


== TEASER ==
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Prehistoric Moves will appear on PSN starting on December 7, but only as a free downloadable gift to PSN Plus owners. The actually PSN version of the title will show up on December 14 for $5.99. But you may want to hold out a couple of weeks, since the game will also be included on the LPB2 disc when the game hits this January 18.

In other LBP2 news, a campaign demo is hitting the PS Store this December 21 and the game's beta has been extended. Also, more invitations are going out, so keep checking that inbox. Sackpeople!
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#2  Edited By dfsvegas

Cool 
 
I was a hater of the first game, and even I think this looks pretty rad...

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#3  Edited By Mrskidders

Looks awesome

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#4  Edited By X19

I want a LBP2 Beta key

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#5  Edited By AlexW00d

Sounds like bullshit. How very very specific.

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#6  Edited By EVO

Well, guess I'm gonna have to buy a Move controller then.

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#7  Edited By FancySoapsMan

that doesn't sound all that great.

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#8  Edited By Nadafinga

Typo Brad:

 ...requiring one Move wand and an EyeToy camera peripheral. 

It doesn't require an EyeToy, it requires a PlayStation Eye. The Move doesn't work with an EyeToy.
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#9  Edited By blurryleg

This sounds really lackluster. I thought the regular LBP was a let down as well though.

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#10  Edited By DeadFish

Crates of bubbles? Is that an LBP thing?

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#11  Edited By BasketSnake

ELECTROCRAB

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#12  Edited By sixpin

No thanks. Obvious attempt to sell LBP fans on Move. To be fair though I don't like LBP, so it is no shocker that I'm not interested. I wish Sackboy could be the mascot of a more interesting game.

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#13  Edited By ProfessorEss

Even without all the required hoop jumps, LBP minus the creation and community doesn't feel like much to get excited about to me.

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#14  Edited By warpr

That actually sounds like a nice little thing to go through with a friend on the couch.

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#15  Edited By DBrim

Please tell me this isn't why it was delayed...

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#16  Edited By Onisama

The gameplay concept sounds very Gyromite-ish... except that the move-controller player takes the place of R.O.B.

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#17  Edited By Three0neFive
@DeadFish said:
" Crates of bubbles? Is that an LBP thing? "
bubbles = coins
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#18  Edited By Levio

Someone out there will try to play this 1 player, with a controller in one hand and a wand in the other.

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#19  Edited By MisterMouse

i guess it is a way to get those die hard lbp fans to get a move

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#20  Edited By Milkman

Sounds like exactly the kind of thing I don't want to play! Stoked!

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#21  Edited By Piranesi

Move woo! Co-op boo ...
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#22  Edited By TheMadMan

look forward to playing it.

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