Critically Acclaimed LittleBigPlanet™ Goes Portable for the First Time Exclusively for the PSP® (PlayStation®Portable) System
Sony Computer Entertainment - 11/17/2009
Sony Computer Entertainment America Inc. (SCEA) today announced the North American release of LittleBigPlanet™PSP exclusively for the PSP® (PlayStation®Portable) and PSP® (PlayStation®Portable)go system, bringing the critically acclaimed franchise onto the portable platform for the first time. Developed by Sony Computer Entertainment Worldwide Studios, Cambridge Studio in close collaboration with the award-winning Media Molecule team, LittleBigPlanet PSP boasts the same prized Play, Create, Share experience, allowing players to now bring the beloved SackBoy™ with them on the go.
Built specifically for the PSP system, this portable LittleBigPlanet™ includes over 30 original developer-created levels through seven new themed locations to explore and Play. Players will also find a huge host of materials, tools, and stickers to Create objects or even levels that suit their style. And, pivotal to the creative LittleBigPlanet community, players will be able to publish their creations online to Share with others via PlayStation®Network. Levels and objects can then be ranked so the best of the best rise to the top.
"LittleBigPlanet continues to bring its revolutionary concept to consumers of all ages, putting the powers of creation firmly in the players' hands," said Scott A. Steinberg, vice president, product marketing, SCEA. "Built specifically for the portable platform, LittleBigPlanet PSP provides a fresh experience for fans of the PS3 game and allows franchise newcomers the ability to Play, Create, and Share, no matter where you are."
LittleBigPlanet PSP is a world of endless possibilities where imagination and creativity is king. In this stylish and stitched-together 3D craft material world, there is fun to be had for all ages, tastes and player types. The LittleBigPlanet experience starts with players customizing SackBoy, the loveable main character on LittleBigPlanet. From there, players Play and learn about SackBoy's powers to interact physically with the surrounding environment while navigating through over 30 vibrant themed environments. Players make their way across these worldly levels, avoiding obstacles, solving puzzles and collecting items that can be used to make their own creations.
To Create, players use the simple "Popit" menu system, popularized in the original PlayStation®3 (PS3™) game, to access all of SackBoy's materials, stickers and tools to bring their imaginations to life. Here, players have the power to build and move around any object in the game's colorful landscape. All materials and objects have realistic physical properties and will behave accordingly. With a robust tool set at their disposal, the sky is the limit. Once the object or level is completed, players can publish and Share their creative works with the community via PlayStation Network. Of course, they can download and explore other players' creations as well.
For play on any version of the PSP system, LittleBigPlanet is available on both UMD and as a digital download via PlayStation Network. The PSPgo system is the smallest and sleekest PSP system to date and leverages PlayStation Network and digital content exclusively. UMD and PlayStation Network support guarantees that all PSP system owners can play LittleBigPlanet PSP wherever their travels take them.
LittleBigPlanet PSP is rated "E" for Everyone. For more information about the ESRB rating system, please visit www.esrp.org.
For more information regarding LittleBigPlanet, please visit the official game site (http://www.littlebigplanet.com/) or visit SCEA's online press center and navigate to the PSP section.
http://presscenter.playstation.com/ U: SCEA P: SC3APR About the LittleBigPlanet™ Franchise
With "Play, Create, and Share," LittleBigPlanet™ has established the creative gaming genre and the game continues to grow and evolve, helped by the support of countless fans around the globe. Developed by Media Molecule, the customizable nature of the unique PlayStation® title allows players to alter characters and build entirely new objects and levels; then share and play them online as part of the LittleBigPlanet community. In fact, the sharing nature of the game has become so embraced, it has attracted fans to publish more than one million levels to the PlayStation Network since the award-winning game launched in October 2008. Put another way, one new level has been published roughly every 21 seconds since LittleBigPlanet hit shelves!
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