A handmade arcade
A Platform for Games
A powerful new set of tools awaits you, tools that vastly widen the scope of
possibility, and that hand you the power to create whole games.
Through a familiar but revamped Popit, you can bring your characters to life,
compose your own music, direct cinematic masterpieces, wire controllers directly
in to your contraptions, connect easy to use switches, microchips and circuit
boards to build epic bosses, vehicles, machines, and puzzles.
Make your wildest dreams come true, yes, even that one.
Our grandest handmande adventure
Bring your little Sackperson on a brand-spanking-new adventure, wrought with
mild, and possibly even pant-wetting peril, and spanning an entire cosmos of
Happy that no more demands are being made to him after his successful adventure
to return sharing to LittleBigPlanet, it's all going swimmingly for Sackboy...
That is, until a some kind of inter-dimensional, hyper-spatial, 1800 watt Vacuum
Cleaner appears in the skies, causing quite the ruckus and sucking Sackboy up
into its musty bowels. All jolly sinister and most inconvenient. Happily, a
jolly nice fellow named Larry Da Vinci intervenes and rescues him from what has
come to be known as The Sucker. Da Vinci, it turns out, is in charge of "The
Alliance", a semi-secret, semi-organised group devoted to fighting The Sucker
before it destroys the whole Cosmos.
You're about to get recruited, I'll bet my teeth! A grand adventure is afoot,
with a butt-load of new themes, toys, enemies and all manner of shenanigans.
One BIG community
2 million levels ready to play
LittleBigPlanet is a manifested embodiment of your perfect dream world. It's all
about your imagination, and your creativity and to date you've filled it with
over 2 million levels.
LittleBigPlanet 2 is part of that very same dream world, it's all one big
ever-expanding cheese-stuffed-crust community, which means each and every one of
those two million creations will be yours to play, right out of the box, along
with everything you've already collected or built in LittleBigPlanet.
Play, create, share and discover
With two million creations out there, and millions more to come, it's important
that you're able to find the experience you're looking for. We've expanded Share
to enhance your ability to discover exactly what you want to find.
We've given the searching system a total overhaul, and we've added Activity
Streams so you can follow your friends and hearted creators to see what they'e
getting up to, helping you unearth all the top notch playable nuggets that are
popping into existence all around you.
A new web portal will give every single LBP creation its own home on the web,
with a page for every creator and every level. Browse creations online to find
fab levels, add them to your queue to play later on, check photos, comments,
leader-boards, create and share playlists, and easily promote your levels and
games wherever you might hang out online.
I smell a revolution.
Everything you need to make your own game
With our new toolset in your little burlap hands, you'll have all the
ingredients of a great game laid out before you, waiting for you to stew them up
into something nutritious.
Add life to your levels by dropping in a couple of Sackbots, then tweak 'em to
fit your purpose: style, shape, resize and dress them up nice, and then bring
them to life with digital puppetry: either choosing their behaviour or recording
your own. Sackbots can be friends or foes, robots or zombies... whatever you
need them to be.
You no longer have to be an academy award winning film maker to build great game
cinematics (although it will help it has to be said.) New cinematic tools make
it pretty darn simple to wheel in a couple of cameras into your level, choose
the angles, zoom in, make it pan, sweep, fade out, or other technically named
camera moves, and then string them all together to tell a story... With these
tools there's no need to stop at cut scenes either: combine the new cameras with
Sackbots and you could create music videos, short films or even entire movies.
You're going to be a box office smash.
Your own controls
Open up the guts of the Controller by placing a Direct Control Seat into the
world, popping up its controller shaped circuit board, and wiring the buttons to
whatever you like - switches, motors, sound objects... Your vehicles and
creations can behave exactly the way you want them to, or you can just wire up
all the controls to various burping noises to make a crude instrument. With
Direct control you can take Sackboy out of the picture, and make a game that
doesn't even remotely resemble ours. Your very own handmade arcade.
Intelligent machines, bosses, puzzles and vehicles.
LittleBigPlanet allowed you to string together vast piston-fuelled logic systems
to control your bosses,vehicles, puzzles and machines. We've taken that system
and simplified it to save on effort, space, thermometer load, and allow for far
more advanced setups.
Circuit boards are your new friends, the very best friends you'll ever have. You
can resize them, cover them in all manner of switches, wire it all up, and then
shrink it down to a tiny, tiny microchip... stick that on your creation, and
give it all the logic you've just defined.
Remember that insane calculator level, made up of hundreds of pistons? You can
fit that entire thing into one microchip
Grin-inducing power ups
Since the dawn of game, power-ups, enhancements and special abilities have
enabled video game characters to go that extra mile, faster, bigger, and better
equipped than they'd otherwise be. So what great game would be complete without