Media Molecule has revealed a checklist of things to do before the game that every Train2Game Games Designer should be interested in is released next month– LittleBigPlanet 2.
The US PlayStation Blog shows the full checklist of things Media Molecule have and haven’t done ahead of LittleBigPlanet’s release. It gives a little insight to Train2Game students to things away from games development that need to be completed before a new console title is released.
The final box art for both the standard and special editions has been done, and that smiling image of Sackboy you see above this Train2Game blog is what will be hitting store shelves in January. LittleBigPlanet 2 now also has its ERSB rating confirmed as E for Everyone. Be warned, the game contains comic mischief and mild cartoon violence!
Sackboy will no doubt be pleased LittleBigPlanet 2 contains only mild cartoon violence, given that during development of the original game, he was supposed to die in much more violent ways! You can read more about the development of Sackboy in this Train2Game blog post from November.
The US PlayStation Blog also reveals that a LittleBigPlanet 2 demo will be with us shortly. It’s currently being prepared and from December 22nd Train2Game students will be able to try out a little taster of the game.
We’re also shown that a Kevin Butler advert for LittleBigPlanet 2 is in the works, there’s a Sackboy costume and you’ll even be able to wrap gifts up in LittleBigPlanet 2 wrapping paper. The LittleBigPlanet 2 in-store displays for retailers have also been finalised and are ready to roll out for the game’s release next month. (Be sure to check out Gabe’s Thoughts of Train2Game blog that examines what it takes for a game to be a success at retail)
There’s also a new video that shows some of the new features Train2Game students can expect in LittleBigPlanet 2, pins and voice acting, which you can see in full below.
LittleBigPlanet 2 surely is a must for any Train2Game student, given that the beta test has shown that players can really let their creative juices flow when it comes to not only creating new levels, but entirely new games! Highlights include reimagining for classic games including Dogfight and Street Fighter and even more recent games such as Portal. Media Molecule even has a track record of hiring community designers who’ve made excellent levels, so Train2Game students really should look into LittleBigPlanet 2!
LittleBigPlanet 2 is released for the PlayStation 3 on January 18th.