United Front Games (ModNation Racers) have been confirmed as the studio behind upcoming LittleBigPlanet Karting. The game has been rumoured for a few months now, but this is the first time it’s been seen outside of a select few.
“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” said Media Molecule today. “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!”
“Our goal with LBP Karting has been fairly simple,” said the developers, “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.”
The game is set in an “entirely 3D world”, and will feature all the usual LBP elements like the toolbox. “Along with fan favorite racing and battle modes,” says the blog, “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.”
The game is locked for a 2012 release.