Earlier today, we reported that LittleBigPlanet had been delayed worldwide. At the time, we expected the game to slip well into November, as manufacturing and distribution was bound to take some time. Turns out, the PS3 platformer will only slip about a week. Here’s the statement we just received from Sony:
During the review process prior to the release of LittleBigPlanet, it has been brought to our attention that one of the background music tracks licensed from a record label for use in the game contains two expressions that can be found in the Qur’an. We have taken immediate action to rectify this and we sincerely apologize for any offense that this may have caused.
We will begin shipping LittleBigPlanet to retail in North America the week of October 27th. Sorry for the delay, and rest assured, we are doing everything we can to get LittleBigPlanet to you as soon as possible.
So, it looks like manufacturing and distribution is taking place much sooner than we initially expected.