Sony announced LittleBigPlanet 2 for PlayStation 3 and plan to release it in winter 2010. The sequel to the PlayStation 3 platformer creator is now a Sackboy powered game making engine. Players can change rules, reset buttons, and configure life meters and points to create a wide variety of genres. The press release notes shooters, adventure games, racing games, puzzle games, and sports titles can be created with LittleBigPlanet 2.
Sackboy also has a few new items such as a grappling hook, power glove, and ambiguous “magic bag.” The toy that’s getting the most attention are Sackbots, robot Sackboys players can customize with voiceovers and custom animations. Bonus levels will support Sony’s motion controller, PlayStation Move.
While LittleBigPlanet 2 has a bunch of new content, including a single player story mode, Sony also made the game compatible with LittleBigPlanet content. All of the downloadable content from LittleBigPlanet will work with the sequel and appear in your Popit from the start. Sony also say players can access the two million user created levels from LittleBigPlanet from LittleBigPlanet 2. Both games share the same server so you won’t lose anything if you decide to pick up the sequel.