Sackboy’s coming back to the PS3 sooner than expected, and in a form nobody this side of Mario and Bowser could’ve predicted: in a PS3-exclusive kart-racing game. Called LittleBigPlanet Karting, the PS3 racer will ship later this year to give players a chance to create their own kart-racing environments and then compete on them.
This is the only racing game you’ll find that has Sackboy written all over it. It’s also shaping up to be one of the deepest track-creation titles this side of ModNation Racers.
In LittleBigPlanet Karting, players can jump into 3D game worlds with Sackboy for intense classic kart racing and ultra-competitive arena battles. More adventurous karting expeditions are just as accessible, including objective-based missions, boss battles, and mini-games. On the create side, players can customize their Sackboy, their karts and more.
New level editor tools will allow players to construct far more than just kart racing games, as they can design their own karting experiences with the ability to make their own game rules and weapons in addition to tracks that break free from the constraints of a traditional racetrack. And, with completely open environments, gamers’ imaginations can truly run wild.
Since it’s a game in the LittleBigPlanet franchise, it will also allow players to share every kilobyte of user-created content with others via the PlayStation Network, providing access to what promises to be millions of LittleBigPlanet Karting experiences created by the community.
“Since the launch of LittleBigPlanet, our community has provided incredible support, which can be seen in the more than six million levels and games that have been created and shared online through PlayStation Network, a truly wonderful accomplishment,” said Guy Longworth, Senior Vice President, PlayStation Brand Marketing, SCEA. “Now, we’re thrilled to bring PlayStation 3 owners the next Play, Create, Share experience, LittleBigPlanet Karting, a brand new competitive karting adventure that is sure to move this genre forward, providing endless entertainment for fans and newcomers, while resonating with every member of the family, young and old.”