More Evidence Of LittleBigPlanet Karting Vita Surfaces

Despite United Front Games’ claims that they are not working on a Vita version of the upcoming LittleBigPlanet Karting, evidence continues to pop up suggesting otherwise. The latest snippet comes from a promotional display board in a branch of Australian games retailer EB Games, where the game appears in a list of upcoming titles for the portable.


Most intriguingly though, the boxart on the listing is not what we’ve seen for the PS3 iteration of the game – the logo is different (and doesn’t appear to be a fan-created one from a cursory search), although the actual artwork is a mix of regular LBP stickers and some Karting key art. Looks like there might be an ‘artwork not final’ note in the corner though.

Either way, evidence seems to be mounting up for a Vita release of Sackboy’s next outing – apparently it isn’t just the one store with the display – so if United Front isn’t behind it, maybe Sony’s racing experts at Liverpool or regular support group at Santa Monica are.

Guess we’ll be finding out in a couple of weeks.

Source: PSLS

Update: EB Games have posted a correction on their Facebook page:

Whoops! Just as a quick heads up to all our customers that play PlayStation Vita – our team got their wires crossed and accidentally displayed a pic in store of LittleBigPlanet Karting for PS Vita. It should be LittleBigPlanet for PS Vita. To clarify, LBP Karting will ONLY be available on PS3.

Well there you go! That Vita-box-aspect-ratio’d art still looks shifty, but for now it looks like the game is still exclusive to PS3.



  1. Probably San Diego they made the one on the Vita. So.. is that three games annoucned for the Vita? that a record.

  2. Fingers crossed.

    • and toes

      This looks quite good and has to be better than modnation racers…..surely

      • Must… resist… making… airplane… joke…

        *bites lip*

      • ha ha I was waiting for that one :p

  3. Well, if so, it’ll make up for Modnation at least. Think I might have to go on a media blackout for the next few weeks, these rumors are coming dangerously close to leaks…

  4. I don’t know about this, games like wipeout (and Sly Cooper (and Very hopefully All-Stars)) work well because they are 60FPS on ps3, meaning its easier to get 30FPS with similar visuals on Vita. But Previews say that Karting is framey on PS3, so I don’t know about this. :/

  5. That Sackboy/kart are from MNR which look nothing like the actual models in LBPK. Scroll down the page a bit and you’ll see Sackboy and his kart, could it possibly be fake?

  6. i had an argument with eb games staff about this poster when i first seen it several weeks back, they have lbp vita in their system, not lbp karting for vita. however they have karting as coming soon to vita on that poster but no mention of normal lbp coming soon to vita. i strongly believe this was a mixup at EB games main office. after tweeting this @stevenisbell (lbp community coodinator) he replied with the following ” We have not announced a LittleBigPlanet Karting game for PS Vita. LittleBigPlanet Karting for PS3 is due this year though. :)”

    • So I take it that display board has been sent to several stores? Must not be fake if that’s the case, just a silly mistake even if the artwork isn’t final.

    • But the box art is different to LBP Karting on PS3. It would be a very strange mistake that produces completely new artwork…
      I’m expecting an E3 announcement.

  7. that would be good for vita, and cod too.

  8. Wow a vita console for only $3 says the board. Seems like sony discounted early in Oz. Sign me up ;)

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