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LittleBigPlanet 3 Preview

Scheduled release date:
November 18, 2014
Sumo Digital
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Release Date:
November 18, 2014

Sackboy is just the cutest little mascot out there. Yeah, I’d say even cuter than any of the Nintendo mascots. Maybe it’s because he’s more of a blank slate, in that he’s much more customizable than any of the set-in-stone cutesy protagonists. Above all else, though, this happy-go-lucky adventurer is always part of some of the most creative, innovative, and imaginative worlds in gaming history. So, when LittleBigPlanet 3 launches this holiday season, it should once again impress.

This time, our friend will be joined by three new buddies: OddSock, Swoop, and Toggle. Each of these characters will be playable, and each will be just as customizable as Sackboy. Furthermore, they bring a fresh dynamic to the standard platforming gameplay mechanics, because each character has a unique ability. For instance, OddSock can use his agility to scale walls, while Swoop can actually fly! Then there’s Toggle, who can transform between Big Toggle – a strongman that can lift heavy stuff – and Little Toggle, who is so speedy he can zip right across water.

These characters will greatly expand the possibilities in Create Mode, too, which is always catnip for all the digital artists and aspiring designers out there. Sackboy has received an upgrade, as well: He’s got an all-new climbing ability (although presumably, different from OddSock’s) and he’ll take advantage of all sorts of new power-ups. One of them is called the Pumpinator and the name alone is enough to make one grin. Players will have to combine the powers and skills of all four major characters to conquer the increasingly complex and intricate levels, as the Imagisphere is full of crazy obstacles.