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LittleBigPlanet Karting Revealed

First bit of Media.

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.

54 Comments
  1. Tomhlord
    Team TSA: Writer
    Since: Apr 2009

    Filling ModNation Racers with fabric and blop noises does not make an LBP game, so I’ll be interested to see how this differentiates from other kart racers.

    Comment posted on 22/03/2012 at 13:13.
    • JesseDeya
      Member
      Since: Jan 2010

      I think it’s the Create. Share. part that will set it apart.

      I’m not nearly as excited for what comes in the box as I am for what comes when it gets into the hands of modders!! MNR was a start, but LBP does creation 100x better.

      Comment posted on 22/03/2012 at 15:36.
  2. nemesisND1derboy
    Member
    Since: Apr 2010

    If they can get Stephen Fry as an F1 style commentator…

    Sold.

    Comment posted on 22/03/2012 at 13:13.
    • bunimomike
      Member
      Since: Jul 2009

      Ha, he’d get in such a tizz!

      Comment posted on 22/03/2012 at 13:20.
    • kjkg
      Member
      Since: Apr 2010

      Best idea I’ve heard in ages.

      Comment posted on 22/03/2012 at 13:20.
      • TROPtastic
        Member
        Since: Mar 2011

        Seconded that would be fantastic! Send a message to MM! (Since they did work with him before)

        Comment posted on 26/03/2012 at 04:05.
  3. Jambo
    Member
    Since: Jul 2009

    That looks great actually :)

    Comment posted on 22/03/2012 at 13:14.
    • Youles
      Member
      Since: Feb 2011

      Agreed, much better than I’d expected to be fair – awesome!!

      Comment posted on 22/03/2012 at 13:15.
  4. Germanos
    Member
    Since: May 2011

    LBP goes CTR ^___^

    Comment posted on 22/03/2012 at 13:15.
  5. element666
    Member
    Since: Mar 2012

    this could be brilliant , i hope it will as fun as lbp itself . Is it coming to vita as well ?

    Comment posted on 22/03/2012 at 13:15.
    • nofi
      One for all.
      Since: Forever

      wouldn’t have thought so.

      Comment posted on 22/03/2012 at 13:16.
  6. doomsday619
    Member
    Since: Nov 2008

    That looks brilliant shame just for the PS3 *or is it* would love to play this on Vita too.

    Comment posted on 22/03/2012 at 13:17.
  7. bunimomike
    Member
    Since: Jul 2009

    Oh good lord, that looks effing awesome! Definitely how I wanted MnR to end up like.

    Extra interested.

    Comment posted on 22/03/2012 at 13:19.
    • KeRaSh
      Member
      Since: Nov 2009

      Yeah, my initial thought was that this is what MNR should have been like. If it delivers as much fun as Mario Kart 64 in battle mode there will be no way around this.

      Comment posted on 22/03/2012 at 14:07.
    • Bilbo_bobbins
      Member
      Since: Jun 2009

      extra interested x2. You’re exactly right, its what everyone wanted MnR to be.

      Comment posted on 22/03/2012 at 14:53.
      • bunimomike
        Member
        Since: Jul 2009

        Yeah, it’s weird. MnR looked flawless but seemed soulless and void of that fun factor I so desperately want in a game like this.

        Media Molecule will hopefully correct such an oversight.

        Comment posted on 22/03/2012 at 15:11.
  8. Origami Killer
    Member
    Since: May 2010

    Looks fantastic! CTR and Mario Kart gone LBP style.

    Comment posted on 22/03/2012 at 13:37.
    • Germanos
      Member
      Since: May 2011

      Yep, said the same above :)
      Makes me more angry about the PSOne games feature or lack of it, on PS Vita :P

      Comment posted on 22/03/2012 at 14:25.
      • Origami Killer
        Member
        Since: May 2010

        yeah have no idea why they haven’t implemented it. I have CTR on the PS3 :P

        Comment posted on 22/03/2012 at 14:29.
      • Bilbo_bobbins
        Member
        Since: Jun 2009

        ha ha, I have CTR too lol. I love it and this looks like it could be better.

        Comment posted on 22/03/2012 at 14:52.
  9. Kevatron400
    Drake, baby.
    Since: Dec 2008

    Definitely looks like it’ll be better than I was expecting – hopefully it won’t quite suffer as much from MNR’s load times or LBP’s online lag.

    Comment posted on 22/03/2012 at 13:41.
  10. teflon
    Community Team
    Since: May 2009

    Looks great, but disappointing how this basically signals the end of MNR. Can’t imagine that brand going any further now.

    Comment posted on 22/03/2012 at 13:44.
    • mugsybalone
      Member
      Since: Aug 2008

      I agree – while ModNation Racers was essentially LBP for kart racing, LBP Karting just makes the whole thing official and renders taking MNR further (as a brand) pointless.

      Comment posted on 22/03/2012 at 14:26.
    • Aquastyle
      Member
      Since: Jul 2010

      I’m one of those who’d rather see a new MNR than this, thought the game was great. But I guess from a money-making point of view, the change makes sense.

      When it comes to Sonys Play.Create.Share. -genre though, surely this must be a step in the wrong direction, can you really call it its own genre with only one franchise about?

      Comment posted on 22/03/2012 at 16:46.

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