By Spencer . June 4, 2009 . 9:50am
Portable LittleBigPlanet feels just like LittleBigPlanet on the PlayStation 3. A demo level had Sackboy collecting score bubbles and dragging boxes to make platforms. LittleBigPlanet for PSP also has different levels of depth, but only two — foreground and background — instead of three in the PS3 version.
The PSP version of LittleBigPlanet will have 30 new levels designed by the development team and the same level creating/sharing the PlayStation 3 game had. Sony plans on releasing LittleBigPlanet as a downloadable PSP game and a retail game later this year.
I played LittleBigPlanet on the PSP Go. Since the handheld was locked on a metal bar heavier than the system it’s hard to get a sense of how light the PSP Go is. The new control layout isn’t as cramped as it looks. The analog stick lies between the D-pad and face buttons so you kind of rest your thumb on the D-pad when using the stick. The shoulder buttons are smaller and hidden behind the slide up screen.
None of these changes are huge improvements over the current design, it’s the small size and flash memory that makes the PSP Go standout. However, after asking many third party publishers it sound like many of them will be releasing their retail PSP games on the PlayStation Store on the same day.