Jump to content



Photo
- - - - -

LittleBigPlanet Karting - Out Now - 1/22: $10 on PSN for PS+ until 1/29!


  • Please log in to reply
70 replies to this topic

#1 FriskyTanuki

FriskyTanuki

    Get bopped, son.

  • CAGiversary!

Posted 22 March 2012 - 05:36 PM

Posted Image

Posted Image



http://blog.us.plays...-coming-to-ps3/

Earlier this year, we cut some cake and popped some champagne to celebrate Media Molecule’s sixth birthday! We’ve had an awesome time during the last six years, seeing how the experiment we started here in Guildford has grown, giving rise to a thriving LittleBigPlanet community. This year will be no different, filled with DLC, plus new experiments from the LBP family for you to play with.

You already know about the fantastic LBP work that Tarsier Studios and Double Eleven Studios are doing on LittleBigPlanet for PS Vita, and now we are delighted to announce today a new LBP collaboration with the hugely talented team at United Front Games who will be leading a new project called LittleBigPlanet Karting! We’ve all seen that UFG has a wealth of racing experience and they’re also intimately familiar with LBP’s cornerstones of “Play, Create, Share.” With LBP’s powerful and diverse toolset in their capable hands, LittleBigPlanet Karting is sure to be an adventure that both LBP fans and kart-racing fans alike will enjoy! We are eager to see what you think of this union and especially excited to see what happens now that you can create in a 3D environment — it’s the start of a whole new LBP world! Have a look at the debut trailer to see for yourself.

Thank you so much for your continued support of LittleBigPlanet! Lots of love!

James Grieve, Sr. Producer, United Front Games

Thank you to everyone at Media Molecule, we greatly appreciate the warm welcome into the LittleBigPlanet family. The team here at United Front Games has long been huge fans of LBP and all of the exceptional work done by everyone at Mm. Sackboy has become one of the iconic gaming characters of this generation and to have the opportunity to make a LittleBigPlanet game ourselves is truly an honor.

It has been a joy to collaborate with all of the folks at Mm. Since the project’s inception, they have been great partners in getting to where we are today. Looking ahead, we can’t wait for all of the LBP fans out there to get their hands on LittleBigPlanet Karting. The LBP community is unparalleled in the gaming world for the passion and creativity they bring and it’s going to be exciting to see where they’re able to take this new journey for Sackboy.

Our goal with LBP Karting has been fairly simple – provide a fast-paced experience that captures the best of classic karting gameplay, married with the unbridled creativity of LBP. This new adventure will be accessible to players of all ages and have all of the variety necessary to satisfy both the hardcore and more casual players.

This is an LBP game, so we could never talk about it without mentioning the Create tools. LBP Karting is set in an entirely 3D world that will enable players to create rich and varied gameplay experiences. Tons of familiar LBP gadgets will be present, along with a new toolbox specifically tailored to allow for building in LBP Karting’s 3D world. Along with fan-favorite racing and battle modes, players will be able to modify the rules of the game itself to create completely new modes and challenges. All of this is wrapped up in a community experience that should have LBP fans feeling right at home.

Well, that’s all for now, but we’re looking forward to sharing more news on this exciting new game in the coming weeks so stay tuned for more info and get ready for the new world of LittleBigPlanet Karting in 2012!


http://blog.us.plays...#comment-701228

On importing LBP DLC costumes and a Vita version:

Hey ArsenaLC, glad to hear you’re excited! We’re currently investigating what’s possible on the DLC costume front and will have an update in the future on this. As for the Vita, currently there are no plans to release a Vita version of this game.


http://blog.us.plays...#comment-701245

On load times:

Hi iriihutoR48, the team here hears you load and clear on the importance of load times. We think you’ll be pleasantly surprised when you get your hands on LBPK :)


http://blog.us.plays...#comment-701233

On if ModNation Racers creations will transfer over:

Hey Shrapnel__, thanks for the MNR love, it’s much appreciated :)

We’ve crammed so much new functionality into LBPK that bringing creations forward from MNR unfortunately won’t be possible. We can’t wait to see what the community will create with all the new tools available!


http://blog.us.plays...#comment-701294

On online multiplayer:

Hi dimispe, the game will definitely include online competitive multiplayer, with up to 8 players competing online at once in Races, Battles and other events!



#2 8bitArtist

8bitArtist

    CAGiversary!

  • CAGiversary!

Posted 22 March 2012 - 05:56 PM

no ridiculous rubberband ai plz

EightBitArtist.png


#3 mtxbass1

mtxbass1

    This space for rent.

  • CAGiversary!

Posted 22 March 2012 - 06:03 PM

I thought they already had this. Modnation racers...



#4 whoknows

whoknows

    TIme and Eternity #1 Fan

  • CAGiversary!

Posted 22 March 2012 - 06:09 PM

Guess they're ditching Modnation Racers and hoping that the LBP name will help with sales.


At least that's what it looks like to me.

you are a pillar of the video game/gaming community. 

 

 

Thanks you are truly a pillar of the community!

 

#5 lilboo

lilboo

    Not addicted to WoW

  • CAGiversary!

Posted 22 March 2012 - 06:12 PM

I don't know if I am getting old, or boring, or have depression but most games just seem absurd these days.
Ugh.

Losing interest in something you were once passionate about is discouraging.

Now Playing:
:pc: Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft

:pc: Diablo III: Reaper of Souls

:wiiu: Donkey Kong Country Tropical Freeze

:3ds: Animal Crossing: New Leaf

:3ds: Pokemon Battle Trozei


#6 pitfallharry219

pitfallharry219

    It's go time

  • CAGiversary!

Posted 22 March 2012 - 06:14 PM

I thought they already had this. Modnation racers...


That's the exact thing I thought when I read the thread title and I just knew someone had already beaten me to saying it in just the three replies the thread had when I clicked on it.

#7 doubledown

doubledown

    Funky Daddy

  • CAGiversary!

Posted 22 March 2012 - 06:33 PM

I thought the next was Uncharted Racing ;)

#8 SpaceSpace

SpaceSpace

    CAGiversary!

  • CAGiversary!

Posted 22 March 2012 - 07:02 PM

Not to derail this thread, but for a fan of Mario Kart and LBP would you recommend getting Modnation racers? I'm sure it's pretty cheap by now, is it worth it?

Posted Image


#9 vic_x51

vic_x51

    World Warrior

  • CAGiversary!

Posted 22 March 2012 - 08:19 PM

Not to derail this thread, but for a fan of Mario Kart and LBP would you recommend getting Modnation racers? I'm sure it's pretty cheap by now, is it worth it?


yes and no, its great fun creating tracks and characters, sharing them and downloading other ppls stuff. But the single player campaign is Brutally hard, but it has a good enough story though. Also in my opinion the weapons are decent but not as "fun" as say mario kart or sonic all star racing. So you'll have more fun playing online/couch buddies than with the cpu.

#10 whoknows

whoknows

    TIme and Eternity #1 Fan

  • CAGiversary!

Posted 22 March 2012 - 08:34 PM

Online for it is nearly dead though unfortunately.

you are a pillar of the video game/gaming community. 

 

 

Thanks you are truly a pillar of the community!

 

#11 MICHAE2414

MICHAE2414

    We'll get there soon.

  • CAGiversary!

Posted 22 March 2012 - 09:33 PM

As soon as I read about LBPK, I was thinking of ModNation Racers, too. Also, MNR: Roadtrip did just get released for the Vita. Really though, I actually wanted to see what an Uncharted kart racer would be like, as funny as that sounds. :)
Posted Image

#12 Zmonkay

Zmonkay

    Awesome in Small Doses

  • CAGiversary!

Posted 22 March 2012 - 10:01 PM

I enjoyed MNR. If they can eliminate the foibles of that game (load times, load times, difficulty/rubber banding, and load times) they could have a really good game on their hands here.

Love me some Kart racing. MK of course, but Sonic All Stars was really solid as well. Hope this brings the MNR series up to that level.
For Sale: Like New/Opened Once Japanese Transformer 2010 Reissue Predaking http://www.cheapassg...291#post2498291

yourfree360games referal: SIGN UP AND GET FREE 360 games with easy and free (or dirt cheap) trial offers
http://www.yourfree3....php?ref=233445

#13 vic_x51

vic_x51

    World Warrior

  • CAGiversary!

Posted 22 March 2012 - 10:42 PM

How about Sony kart racing. With crash team racing universe, modnation racers, lbp kart, and uncharted's unkarted

#14 canvasch

canvasch

    El Chi Po

  • CAGiversary!

Posted 22 March 2012 - 11:14 PM

i am excited for this to come out :)


Posted ImagePosted Image
Posted Image
Posted ImagePosted Image


#15 Acquiesc3

Acquiesc3

    CAG Veteran

  • CAGiversary!

Posted 23 March 2012 - 12:27 AM

Drifting in MNR felt a bit too floaty for me so I passed on it. This looks awesome though especially with features like battle etc (miss those CTR days).
Posted Image

#16 TooPoor

TooPoor

    ∀ Game, ∃ Buy Price

  • CAGiversary!

Posted 23 March 2012 - 07:37 AM

I don't know if I am getting old, or boring, or have depression but most games just seem absurd these days.
Ugh.

Losing interest in something you were once passionate about is discouraging.

It's like that episode of south park where everything turns to shit

Mathematically Correct.
Use factual statements, logical deductions, mathematical calculations and objective analysis; not rage.

My Trade List

NI_YA_SHA_BI.png


#17 smiggity

smiggity

    CAGiversary!

  • CAGiversary!

Posted 24 March 2012 - 01:37 PM

Clearly Modnation was a financial failure, and in order to recoup some of their investment, Sony has decided to re-use the engine and assets but call it LBP Karting. Sony is going to shit. What a joke

#18 Thomas96

Thomas96

    I am Thomaticus!

  • CAGiversary!

Posted 26 March 2012 - 02:41 AM

The video of LBPK reminds me of diddy kong racing.
Posted Image

#19 FriskyTanuki

FriskyTanuki

    Get bopped, son.

  • CAGiversary!

Posted 06 May 2012 - 07:58 PM



So over the next while, my teammates and I are looking forward to revealing more of LittleBigPlanet Karting’s secrets and surprises. Stay tuned for answers to burning questions like:

Can I really make any karting adventure I can imagine? I have a pretty good imagination…
Can Crazy Uncle Larry play LittleBigPlanet Karting with me? He hasn’t played a video game since 1994…
I’ve always wanted to shoot my friends with heat-seeking cows that spew green gas. Can I put that in a race? Please? Pretty please?

http://blog.us.plays...hind-the-wheel/

#20 SpaceSpace

SpaceSpace

    CAGiversary!

  • CAGiversary!

Posted 06 May 2012 - 08:10 PM

But will it be as good as Sonic Racing Transformed..


Posted Image


#21 advanced

advanced

    CAGiversary!

  • CAGiversary!

Posted 06 May 2012 - 08:11 PM

Hoping all of my LBP DLC will transfer over. Has there been any word since what was posted in the OP?

#22 FriskyTanuki

FriskyTanuki

    Get bopped, son.

  • CAGiversary!

Posted 06 May 2012 - 08:45 PM

Hoping all of my LBP DLC will transfer over. Has there been any word since what was posted in the OP?

http://blog.us.plays...#comment-713075

#23 Yanksfan

Yanksfan

    Cubs Fan Too :(

  • CAGiversary!

Posted 06 May 2012 - 11:36 PM

I enjoyed MNR. If they can eliminate the foibles of that game (load times, load times, difficulty/rubber banding, and load times) they could have a really good game on their hands here.


A game with amazing potential that was derailed by this exact sentiment. If they fix just those two things, the game would have joined MK as an iconic kart racer. I hope they fix the issues besides just rebranding it.

#24 Zmonkay

Zmonkay

    Awesome in Small Doses

  • CAGiversary!

Posted 07 May 2012 - 10:54 AM

If they just make the load times shorter than the races this time, I'm in :D
For Sale: Like New/Opened Once Japanese Transformer 2010 Reissue Predaking http://www.cheapassg...291#post2498291

yourfree360games referal: SIGN UP AND GET FREE 360 games with easy and free (or dirt cheap) trial offers
http://www.yourfree3....php?ref=233445

#25 Enuf

Enuf

    CAGiversary!

  • CAGiversary!

Posted 08 May 2012 - 12:28 AM

Clearly Modnation was a financial failure, and in order to recoup some of their investment, Sony has decided to re-use the engine and assets but call it LBP Karting. Sony is going to shit. What a joke

Not at all, the PS3 version is a GH & probably over 1 million sales, the PSP version would probably be lumped into the same sales total goals so 1.4 million sold from 1 title(not counting digital sales/DLC). The name MNR just doesn't have the same ring to it as Mario cart & LBP has had more total sales & more market awareness from it's name so I guess it's more a of longterm business move.

#26 advanced

advanced

    CAGiversary!

  • CAGiversary!

Posted 08 May 2012 - 01:28 AM

http://blog.us.plays...#comment-713075


Thanks FriskyTanuki. I'll keep my eye on the PS Blog for more info.

#27 FriskyTanuki

FriskyTanuki

    Get bopped, son.

  • CAGiversary!

Posted 30 May 2012 - 08:47 PM

http://blog.us.plays...iplayer-for-e3/

Some info on what they're focusing on at E3 and the pre-order bonus:

With E3 less than a week away, I wanted to take this opportunity to provide a quick update on what you’ll be seeing at the show in Los Angeles. We’ll be unveiling our multiplayer mode, which supports one to four players offline and one to eight players online, and I’m sure you’ll be reading plenty of hands-on reports from the press during E3 week. I can tell you that it’s addictively fun — you won’t want to put the controller down! We’ll also be showing off more of the single-player campaign that users will be able to explore, as well as some of the additional non-racing experiences that are unique to LBP Karting, so get ready!

Secondly, I wanted to quickly thank our friends in the press who have spoken highly of Sackboy’s newest karting adventure. As IGN put it…”LittleBigPlanet Karting is already an incredibly promising step up and a great new direction for the LittleBigPlanet franchise.” To give you a sense of the recent impressions out there so far, here are a few links— Chicago Tribune, Forbes, IGN, 1UP, Kotaku, Game Informer, GameTrailers, Destructoid, Digital Trends, GameSpot, Games Radar, Polygon, GameFan, etc.

Lastly, I wanted to pass along a quick reminder about our pre-order bonus offer. Those who pre-order the game through Amazon or GameStop will receive a bonus voucher code that grants access to the Kevin Butler DLC Pack, which includes the Kevin Butler Sackboy Costume and Executive Golf Kart. Here’s a look…

Posted Image


Posted Image
Posted Image

#28 FriskyTanuki

FriskyTanuki

    Get bopped, son.

  • CAGiversary!

Posted 27 June 2012 - 04:01 PM

http://blog.us.plays...ta-coming-soon/

Greetings Sackfolk! The LittleBigPlanet community is about to get another very special treat! In case the opportunity to participate in the LittleBigPlanet Beta on PS Vita wasn’t amazing enough, many of you will soon have the chance to participate in the LittleBigPlanet Karting Beta on PS3!

The goal of the Beta is to get feedback on the overall experience from Sackfolk who understand it like few others – you!

There will be a lot more information to follow, so keep an eye on the PlayStation.Blog for details on how to register. For now, though, dust off your driving gloves and prepare to experience the most competitive LittleBigPlanet yet!



#29 FriskyTanuki

FriskyTanuki

    Get bopped, son.

  • CAGiversary!

Posted 29 June 2012 - 05:59 AM

http://us.playstatio...p-karting-beta/

Beta Sign-up is live.

#30 advanced

advanced

    CAGiversary!

  • CAGiversary!

Posted 29 June 2012 - 06:26 AM

Thanks, FT. I entered. I doubt I'll get in for some reason, but why not, right?