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Sackboy character spied in Rag Doll Kung Fu: Fists of Plastic

Mar 12th 2009 - 6:12 PM

Whilst watching the latest trailer for Rag Doll Kung Fu: Fists of Plastic, we’ve noticed that Sackboy makes an appearance!
We’re hoping he’s playable of course, but then we see little reason that he’d appear in a trailer for the game if he wasn’t.

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Could you karate chop that little face?

Seeing Sackboy in Rag Doll Kung Fu kind of completes a circle of zen.  The original Rag Doll Kung Fu, released in 2005 was designed by Mark Healey, and worked upon by all the other founding members of Media Molecule: Alex Evans, Dave Smith and Kareem Ettouney.

Head on over to the PlayStation Blog for full details about the game and it’s March April 9th PSN release date.


First screenshots of Sackboy in Hot Shots Golf surface

Mar 11th 2009 - 6:31 PM

The first screenshots of the rumoured Sackboy DLC content that is coming to Hot Shots / Everybody’s Golf have hit the web. Suffice to say, Sackboy looks freaking awesome!

No further discussion is required, these screenshots should do the talking for themselves…

Sackboy in Hot Shots Golf

Sackboy in Hot Shots Golf

Sackboy in Hot Shots Golf

Sackboy in Hot Shots Golf

Sackboy in Hot Shots Golf

Sackboy in Hot Shots Golf

If you haven’t already got Hot Shots / Everybody’s Golf, this would be a pretty good reason to pick it up.

This DLC pack with Sackboy is available in Japan from tomorrow, giving players the ability to play in a variety of Sackboy costumes. We’ll post news of release dates in Europe and North America when we hear of them…

More pics over on Kotaku.

[UPDATE]

The Sackboy DLC Pack for Hot Shots / Everybody’s Golf will be available in North America and Europe from 12th March too. Yay!


Sackboy available in SingStar, more ventures coming soon

Mar 1st 2009 - 5:06 PM

Sony have for some time now been making the most of LittleBigPlanet as the ideal outlet for cross-promoting the leading games of PlayStation 3. Metal Gear Solid, Street Fighter, Loco Roco, Wipeout, God of War, Heavenly Sword - just a handful of the big names which have come to LBP through costumes, levels and ‘create’ DLC.

But it works both ways, and Sackboy is starting to find his way in to other games. A Little Big Planet PlayStation Home space is already in the works, Sackboy PSN avatars are coming soon and don’t forget that last December it was rumoured that Sackboy will be coming to Hot Shots / Everybody’s Golf 5.

The most recent appearance of Sackboy’s friendly face is in SingStar (yes, we play SingStar and love it very much). It’s been live for some weeks now, but you can buy a Little Big Planet wallpaper from the SingStore (99p in the UK).
The wallpaper theme allows you to play SingStar with Little Big Planet background music, an animated background of various stickers moving in and out, plus of course: Sackboy’s smiling face…

Sackboy in SingStar

Sackboy in SingStar

Sackboy in SingStar

It’s a bit pricey and of course, it’s a cash in for Sony on the brand that they’ve built up for Little Big Planet, but it’s a bit of fun too. Check it out in the SingStore wallpapers section, it’s called “Little Big Wallpaper”.

Keep your eyes peeled for Little Big Planet and Sackboy appearing in yet more games as time goes by.


Japanese Rock/pop music video features LBP

Feb 19th 2009 - 5:16 PM

The latest song by Japanese Rock-pop band Beat Crusaders is made using elements from LittleBigPlanet - both in-game and some weirdy beardy renders.

The band, who commonly mask their faces with drawings resembling themselves as printed by a dot-matrix printer, appear in this one as Sackboys wearing the same masks. Their song, Phantom Planet, was used in one of the Japanese promos for the game, and is quite funky dontchathink?


LBP event for kids at BAFTA in London tomorrow (Feb 14th)

Feb 14th 2009 - 3:33 AM

This came to our attention on extreeeeeeeemely late notice, but if you happen to be in the London area tomorrow… well kinda today now, then you could go hang out with some Molecules at the BAFTA Families event.

He’s tiny, he’s knitted, he’s all yours - meet ‘Sackboy’, in a whole new kind of video game.

Players age 7+ jump into creating and sharing characters, settings and adventures on different levels using the stylish images and sounds of the LittleBigPlanet world. Today, meet Media Molecule, the creative minds behind the exciting ideas and technology of LittleBigPlanet. Find out how they developed the game and have a go at designing your own!

This event is for children age 7-11. Please note that it is not recommended for older children. Families might like to stay at 195 for lunch, where the menu will offer half portions at half price for children as a special offer for today only.

Sounds cool, and we’d be going if tomorrow didn’t collide with a certain romantic event! Entrance is £5 or £1 to BAFTA members - if anyone goes be sure to send us some photos!

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Reminder: Ape Escape and Toro costumes are back on the store today

Feb 12th 2009 - 10:12 PM

The Ape Escape ‘Pipo Monkey’ and Toro costumes are back on the store today, after someone accidentally flicked a switch andreleased them early in Europe and then America at the end of last month, they were promptly removed until their official release date came around. Of course if you live in America these guys are on the store for the first time round! The US Store was never updated to remove them, so this is olllllld news to you Americans, still, Europeans rejoice?

If you didn’t manage to grab them during their brief accidental appearance, or were thwarted by the Atlantic Ocean, now is the time to go forth and get your hands on the best Sackboy eyes in the universe. Each costume costs $1.99/ £1.59 / €1.99.

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By the way, you can check out all the downloadable costume information anyone could possibly dream of in our complete DLC Archive feature.


Your creativity knows no bounds - creative roundup #1

Feb 4th 2009 - 8:33 PM

A while ago we wondered if anyone had been inspired by LBP to get out the scissors and glue, and asked people to send in any creative bits and bobs they had made, boy did we open the floodgates…

Below is a selection of the things we’ve been sent, apologies if we missed out something you’ve sent in, there’s rather a lot of it, give us a gentle nudge in the comments and we’ll find any missing ones!

First of all we’d like to point you in the direction of this Flickr pool of handmade Sackboys, run by members of Ravelry an online textiles community. There are so many examples of awesome sackboy in there, there’s simply not enough room to fit them all on here, so here are two that caught my eye… check out the Flickr set to see the rest!

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Next up is this super cute and super fluffy sackboy from Keren, who says “Hes a lifesize (8cm) needle felted sackboy made using wool and a special barbed, very sharp needle” Ouch!
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New yorker Elizabeth shared her love of LBP with us by sending us some shots of her two home made shirts, and also window decals that adorn various parts of her house, most notably her fridge and lightswitch. We really love that angry Sackboy guarding the bottom of the fridge!

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That’s all from this roundup, although I’m fairly sure more sackboys are sitting in our inbox going unnoticed. Anyone else made anything? Let us know!


Big pile of homemade sackboys

Jan 25th 2009 - 6:53 PM

The other day we were asking if any of you had been inspired by LittleBigPlanet to get out the scissors and glue, and start creating things. The first email we received was from Paul, who dropped us a line to tell us about his big pile of homemade sackboys… 16 of them to be precise, check them out…

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Awesome huh? He also sent us some teaser pics of his soon to be completed custom made Solid Snake sackboy doll, with the promise of updating us when it was complete.

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We want one, I bet you do to. Anyone else been creating things?


New Tim Burton film playing homage to Sackboy?

Dec 24th 2008 - 1:57 PM

The latest film from acclaimed director/producer Tim Burton features characters with very a similar design to our ever loved Little Big Planet mascot, Sackboy.

'9' is "A post-apocalyptic nightmare in which all of humanity is threatened." and the latest official trailer shows beautifully hand-crafted characters complete with chunky stitching - and some even sport a more than familiar zip running down their chest. The trailer also features a giant mechanical evil skull that bears a striking resemblance to Skulldozer, which appears in the games 'The Wedding' levels.

Sackboy?

Sackboy? with his trademark zip and a hessian fabric skin with chunky stitches.

Skulldozer

Is that Skulldozer?

Little Big Planet and it's leading star were first shown during GDC Spring 2007. We don't quite know when concepts for 9 were first started, but there is always a chance that Tim Burton and his team saw that special something in our little sack friend and are simply paying homage to his greatness. Either way, Tim Burton's films are nearly always nothing short of brilliant so we'll be looking forward to seeing 9 with great anticipation.

9 is rather unsurprisingly out on 09/09/09 and you can watch the trailer on Apple Trailers.


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