'LittleBigPlanet 2' announced

Sony Computer Entertainment America announced today plans to release LittleBigPlanet 2, the sequel to the award-winning, multi-million unit selling LittleBigPlanet, exclusively for the PlayStation 3. 

LittleBigPlanet 2 includes a revamped graphics engine, a new storyline, added accessories and equipment for Sackboy, and fresh gameplay mechanics adding to the level of control and customization. 

New equipment to aid Sackboy on his journey include a grappling hook, power gloves, a magic bag, and more. Players will also have the opportunity to add customizable Sackbots (robot Sackboys) to their creations. These interactive, programmable characters allow users to record animations and voice-overs with them, as well as customize sizing and clothing for each individual or group of Sackbots.

With the implementation of a new CREATE mode, players will be allowed to reset the control buttons for any object and change the rules to any level. Also included are new multiplayer abilities so games can have life meters, scoring, and other elements to advance the types of games available for a social/competitive multiplayer experience, including puzzle games, sports, action/adventure, and more.

Added to these fundamentals are a movie-like cut-scene maker to improve the storyline components of each creation and a newly enhanced SHARE component making it easier to search for, play through, and showcase the millions of levels around the world.

LittleBigPlanet 2 will be backwards compatible with LittleBigPlanet allowing players to access all online levels created with the original game. It will also include bonus levels that will support the PlayStation Move navigation controller.

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