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LittleBigPlanet Karting
Sony Confirms LittleBigPlanet Karting With First Trailer
Written Thursday, March 22, 2012 By Lee Bradley
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Sony has officially confirmed LittleBigPlanet Karting, releasing the racer’s first gameplay trailer and revealing a few snippets of info. 

Foremost amongst these is the fact that LBP creators Media Molecule aren’t developing it. Instead that honour goes to United Front Games, the chaps behind Sleeping Dogs.

“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,” said UFG on the PlayStation Blog

“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.”

The developer was also keen to talk up the game’s creation tools, saying, “LBP Karting is set in an entirely 3D world allowing players to create rich and varied gameplay experiences. Tons of familiar LBP gadgets will be present, along with a brand 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.”

Check out the first gameplay vid below. Does this mean that Sony has turned their back on ModNation Racers?


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Comment #1 by LukeyCow
Thursday, March 22, 2012 @ 08:56:52 AM
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Noo dont tell me its top down. i hate them.

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Comment #2 by AnCafe14
Thursday, March 22, 2012 @ 08:58:56 AM
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This game looks great! Much better than I expected.

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Comment #3 by LukeyCow
Thursday, March 22, 2012 @ 09:06:17 AM
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actually ignore my first comment, should have watched the trailer first lol. Anyway it looks great and pretty unique with the grappling hook and jetpack ect.

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Comment #4 by atirador
Thursday, March 22, 2012 @ 09:11:14 AM
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I hated ModNation Racers, on the other hand I also hate everything related to LBP.

So it's a no-no for me.

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Comment #5 by Gyrfalcon09
Thursday, March 22, 2012 @ 09:11:35 AM
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I don't care how great this is, it's just going to feel like a re-hash of Modnation Racers.
Modnation took the LBP idea, and adapted it to a racing genre of games that I think was a thorough success. While the LBP title deserves credit for opening up the fully customizable and visually/creatively intense game experience, they were beat to the punch in this genre, and the result is undoubtedly going to feel somewhat forced, and unavoidably Modnation-like in it's execution.

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Comment #6 by Gay Angel
Thursday, March 22, 2012 @ 09:14:01 AM
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So cute! ^-^
The gameplay looks amazing and very fun.

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Comment #7 by kid_Jump94
Thursday, March 22, 2012 @ 09:23:33 AM
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sackboy, oh how ive missed you! :) just hope its on the vita too

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Comment #8 by Reirid
Thursday, March 22, 2012 @ 09:24:57 AM
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hmmm, dunno what to think of this yet. I thought they had modnation for this sorta thing :s

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Comment #9 by Halberder84
Thursday, March 22, 2012 @ 09:25:02 AM
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@4 So why did you go out of your way to look at something you obviously are not going to like and then post a comment about it?

I'm not sure about this. I love the LBP games but looks to "tie-in" for me. Will probably get it anyway as the Mrs will love it.

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Comment #10 by The Cosmic Suff
Thursday, March 22, 2012 @ 09:47:23 AM
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The uncreative creative!

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Comment #11 by alx681
Thursday, March 22, 2012 @ 09:49:45 AM
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love LBP, love MNR, this is a match made in heaven for me : )

and for people asking, on the blog it mentions that there will NOT be a vita version. and MNR mods/karts/tracks can not be used in LBP karting..

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Comment #12 by fletchar2
Thursday, March 22, 2012 @ 09:57:24 AM
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I would sooner a LBP3, but I'm a sucker for anything LittleBigPlanet related (looking at you PSP LBP), so I'll probably still end up buying it.

2012? Brilliant, another game just to add to AC3 and (possibly) GTA V. My wallet will be left looking very sore.

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Comment #13 by King judah
Thursday, March 22, 2012 @ 10:23:11 AM
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Who thinks this looks better then mario cart I do.

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Comment #14 by dougatt
Thursday, March 22, 2012 @ 10:34:14 AM
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According to joystiq it's the same group that made MNR to begin with.

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Comment #15 by Metalboy921
Thursday, March 22, 2012 @ 10:43:55 AM
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This actually looks like a lot of fun.

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Comment #16 by SimplySupreme
Thursday, March 22, 2012 @ 10:52:27 AM
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That looks amazing!

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Comment #17 by lildrummerboy
Thursday, March 22, 2012 @ 11:13:44 AM
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*claps* *jumps* YES!

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Comment #18 by Kris_XX
Thursday, March 22, 2012 @ 11:54:09 AM
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Looks fun, but hope it don't have the LONG LOAD TIMES that MNR has.

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Comment #19 by Kris_XX
Thursday, March 22, 2012 @ 11:56:45 AM
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Looks fun, but hope it don't have the LONG LOAD TIMES that MNR has.

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Comment #20 by Champloo4
Thursday, March 22, 2012 @ 12:32:37 PM
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Ummm - Lee, your article should mention that United Front are the same guys who did ModNation Racers.

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Comment #21 by AverySegaw
Thursday, March 22, 2012 @ 01:33:21 PM
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Comment #22 by ThePrettyBoy
Thursday, March 22, 2012 @ 01:34:56 PM
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you know, at first when I heard of this I was thinking "meh" but this trailer has me so freakin excited, and it actually occured to me: The combination of customization and creativity that can go into a littlebigplanet game can potentially make this one of the most fun kart we may play in years! I've been bored to death with more purchases so far this year, this gives me hope for fun in games finally. :)

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Comment #23 by EpicR3volver88
Thursday, March 22, 2012 @ 01:49:53 PM
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this look so awesome can't wait for this to come out

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Comment #24 by exit3_sk
Thursday, March 22, 2012 @ 02:30:17 PM
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thisll Be so damn fun!!!! :D

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Comment #25 by crapstain101
Thursday, March 22, 2012 @ 02:32:43 PM
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Looks like a blast!

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Comment #26 by digiboy123
Thursday, March 22, 2012 @ 02:43:03 PM
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@4 I agree. I don't like either series, but I'll still give this a chance.

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Comment #27 by Hoagie324
Thursday, March 22, 2012 @ 03:17:59 PM
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I was really excited when this was announced, but then I saw it is being developed by United Front Games. I personally really didn't like ModNation Racers at all, the game seemed to punish you for being in first place. Racing games are a lot of fun to me and I enjoy most of them immensely, but I just can't get into MNR because of the difficulty of some of the races. Don't get me wrong, I love a good challenge. However, when I'm getting blasted by missile after missle when I'm in first place, the fun factor kind of disappears. Hopefully LittleBigPlanet Karting doesn't punish you as much... I really want to get into the game when it comes out, the trailer looks great.

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Comment #28 by johnnyhotrocks
Thursday, March 22, 2012 @ 03:55:35 PM
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Can not wait for this,its going to be such a great wee family game.
Only thing that can ruin it would be if it has modnations rubber band ai.

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Comment #29 by cdub22
Thursday, March 22, 2012 @ 03:59:59 PM
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idk about this yet as many have stated i thought MNR was the equivalent to this any ways i have sack boy in MNR already may save myself $60 or may not still on the fence

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Comment #30 by KoobCam
Thursday, March 22, 2012 @ 04:19:59 PM
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Looks like Kevin "Sackboy" Butler is confirmed to be in the game as pre-order DLC.

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Comment #31 by treyman7
Thursday, March 22, 2012 @ 05:07:22 PM
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What was modmation racers for then? Oh well i like lbp better anyways so i'll buy this

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Comment #32 by drkrZEN
Thursday, March 22, 2012 @ 05:28:03 PM
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Hopefully its a bit better than ModNation Racers. MNR was fun, but it just lacked a whole lot of polish.

Personally, I was hyped about LBP Karting 'cuz I thought Mm was developing it, but after hearing its basically MNR2, by the same people, my hype has diminished...

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Comment #33 by AlphaCookie
Thursday, March 22, 2012 @ 06:12:28 PM
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I never got to try MNR, but I always assumed it was supposed to be LBP Racing. I guess this throws that out the window. But as long as the level of creation and DLC costumes carries from LBP2, I'm still very much interested.

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Comment #34 by Nightwing
Thursday, March 22, 2012 @ 06:24:14 PM
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This should've been a DLC expansion for LBP2.

I wonder if all the costumes, items, objects, etc from this game can be exported over to LBP2.

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Comment #35 by Canadian_Wilson
Thursday, March 22, 2012 @ 07:08:29 PM
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I love the LBP series, but this game is a no-no for me. MDR beat you to the punch- face the facts

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Comment #36 by Totavier
Thursday, March 22, 2012 @ 07:37:19 PM
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I love LittleBigPlanet, I love ModNation Racers so:

A LBP game made it by the creators of MNR = a must buy for me!

in the beggining i was exceptical about this, since i don't like so much the creations tutorial from Media Molecule but since United Front Games are behind this game, i'll buy it day one!

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Comment #37 by brandaman69
Thursday, March 22, 2012 @ 07:53:30 PM
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definitely a no buy for me I am not 12 so these games are not for me

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Comment #38 by TJWorks
Friday, March 23, 2012 @ 04:34:52 AM
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If that giant blue/white missile in the screenshots is the blue/white shell of Mario Kart... I'm bloody terrified.

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Game Info


US November 06, 2012
Europe November 09, 2012
Japan January 17, 2013

Resolution: 480p, 720p
Sound: Dolby Digital 5.1
Players: 1-2
Online Players : 2-8
ESRB: Everyone
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