We've known about the upcoming Game of the Year Edition for LittleBigPlanet for some time now, but we finally have the official details courtesy of the PlayStation blog.
Not only does it come with that $30 worth of extra downloadable content but based on the performances of certain users who have created their own content for the game so far, Media Molecule is doing something special: they've "hand-picked 18 extraordinary people to create bonus levels specifically for the GOTY edition – complete with interview with each creator." Talk about amateur designers getting their names up in lights! We'll also get 7 whole packs from the PlayStation Store, including the "Paintinator" add-on, the Metal Gear Solid Level Pack, and a variety of Monsters and History Costumes. But perhaps most exciting of all for those who just adore this whole concept of "Play, Create, Share," a "limited supply" of the GOTY edition of LBP will feature a special voucher code for the impending ModNation Racers beta test. This will be your one chance to test out the new build-as-you-go racer before it launches in 2010; if you wish, head on over to the ModNation website and register. The two games in question embrace the idea of putting a ton of creative control in the hands of the gamer, and that's just fine by us.
The LittleBigPlanet Game of the Year Edition will be in stores on September 8 for the standard retail price of $59.99. But don't forget everything that comes with this special version!