Sony and Guinness World Records have teamed up to attempt to set five new records over three days. From January 17-19, a group of LittleBigPlanet fans will takeover the PlayStation Lounge at the Sony Style store in New York City to set new gaming records and earn their place in history.
The Guinness World Records to be set include:
- Longest marathon playing LittleBigPlanet 2
- Longest marathon playing a platform video game
- Most video game genres played in one video game in 24 hours
- Most user-generated video game levels played in 24 hours
- Most user-generated video game levels played in a marathon
LittleBigPlanet 2 will also be recognized for the following records:
- Most gaming genres in one video game
- Most player-created levels in one video game
For those who cannot attend, the event will be streamed live online on the PlayStation Blog (http://blog.us.playstation.com/) showcasing the unprecedented schedule of LittleBigPlanet 2 goodness hosted by Veronica Belmont from PlayStationNetwork’s Qore and our own Jeff Rubenstein from the PlayStation Blog. Check in and watch the live action, interviews from Sackboy fans across the US, and behind the scenes access with Media Molecule.
This record setting event also commemorates the release of the Guinness World Records 2011 Gamer’s Edition, the latest chronicle of video gaming history. LittleBigPlanet looms large in this year’s edition of the book with the game’s main character lovable, stitched-together main character, Sackboy, gracing the book’s cover and a bevy of facts and records cited within its pages. Known as the “Video Game Bible,” the fourth and latest edition of the popular series comes packed with 90% new or updated records and 750 never-before-seen amazing images appealing to everyone from hard-core gaming veterans to first time gamers and families. The Guinness World Records 2011 Gamer’s Edition will be available January 20th for $14.99.
About LittleBigPlanet 2:
Media Molecule, the same creative team behind LittleBigPlanet brings fans a new means to PLAY, CREATE, and SHARE with LittleBigPlanet 2. This adventure begins with a brand new story mode that provides a beautifully reshaped world for Sackboy to explore and PLAY. The LittleBigPlanet franchise has always empowered players to CREATE their own levels with the same tool set used by the development team and LittleBigPlanet 2 continues in that tradition, offering players a level of customization and creative control that has never been seen before–now players can not only create better levels, but also full-scale games across multiple genres.
Finally, what would a LittleBigPlanet game be without new SHARE abilities. Users will be able to link levels together to provide longer gameplay experiences without the breakup of going back to the ‘Pod’ and you’ll be able to see what LittleBigPlanet 2 levels/games your friends are playing via activity steams, so gamers will now spend less time searching and more time playing the more than three million of levels created by gamers around the world.