LittleBigPlanet 2 is coming, and I couldn't be happier about it. Questionable Move-controlled bonus levels aside, the game looks to be pretty goddamn awesome, and I'm so ready to dig in this holiday season. And by "holiday season", I mean November 16, which Sony has just announced via the PlayStation blog will be the release date for LittleBigPlanet 2. See those adorable costumes at the top of this article? Those come as pre-order bonuses for reserving the game at Best Buy, Amazon.com, or GameStop. However, each retailer will also have one exclusive costume, so choose your store carefully.
These awesomely detailed Ratchet and Clank costumes from the Sony-exclusive franchise of the same name can be yours if you pre-order LittleBigPlanet 2 at Amazon.com. The online retailer has its advantages, like not having to leave your house, but perhaps you'd rather take a trip to Best Buy...
Yes, it's one costume instead of two, but the sight of that Sackboy head within the alien head from the Toy Story series is extremely hard to resist. Look at him! He's a little space alien! I was pretty impressed with Amazon's and Best Buy's offerings, until I saw the clear winner...
BOOM. Sorry, GameStop haters, the world's most evil retailer has LittleBigPlanet 2's most awesome costume. This Tron get-up pretty much beats everything else, and I was just about ready to run out to GameStop and give them all of my money, until I realized that there was a way to get all of these costumes and more without buying three separate copies of the game, one from each retailer. I'm talking, of course, about the LittleBigPlanet 2 Collector's Edition, which looks to be well worth the $79.99 price tag.
ALL OF THE SACKBOY COSTUMES--including, if you'll notice, Gonzo of The Muppets fame. Here's the full list of features, as outlined by the PlayStation blog:
- A copy of LittleBigPlanet 2 – duh.
- Your own little “Sackboy” – 7” of plushie-goodness for you to accompany you on your journey thru LBP2.
- Exclusive LBP2 “game ends” – keep your PS3 games in a tidy, organized and ‘Sack-ured” within these unique bookends
- One stop shop for exclusive DLC + more – regarding in-game content, the LBP2 Collector’s Edition comes packed with 11 different pre-order costumes, including:
- Disney / Pixar’s Toy Story 3’s “Aliens” Sackboy Costume
- Disney’s TRON: Legacy “Clu” Sackboy Costume
- The Muppets’ “The Great Gonzo” Sackboy Costume
- PlayStation’s “Ratchet” Sackboy Costume
- PlayStation’s “Clank” Sackboy Costume
- Even More Animals’ “Crocodile” Sackboy Costume
- Even More Animals’ “Vulture” Sackboy Costume
- Even More Animals’ “Cobra” Sackboy Costume
- Even More Animals’ “Mandrill” Sackboy Costume
- And exclusive to the LittleBigPlanet 2’s Collectors Edition:
- PlayStation’s “Jak” Sackboy Costume
- PlayStation’s “Daxter” Sackboy Costume
- 5 exclusive LBP2 PSN Avatars – Lastly, complete your PlayStation experience with a new identity on the PlayStation Network with these new avatars.
Sold. Done. Absolutely doing it. Don't judge me. The only thing wrong with any of this is the fact that I still have four months to wait until I can get my hands on the game again.