Sony Confirm LittleBigPlanet: Karting Is In The Works

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  1. luke_c
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    In a Tweet by the official Sony Twitter account, it seems that a 'LittleBigPlanet Karting' game is in development, nothing else was mentioned other than the announcement itself but they've promised to shed some more light on the game soon.

    Here's what the Tweet said:
    “Update: we can confirm that LittleBigPlanet Karting is in fact in development and we look forward to sharing more on the game soon.”

    The game is expected to be heavily based on ModNation Racers, which sees you create your own tracks and cars in a cartoonish manner, similar to the style of LittleBigPlanet.


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  2. AceWarhead

    AceWarhead "Must Construct Additional Pylons"

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    inb4 OMG SONY COPI3Z MARIOKART7
     
  3. Another World

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    i enjoyed mod nation racers when i played it at the store. i like little big planet. but the two together? it seems like an odd fit, like the crash bandicoot racing game.

    -another world
     
  4. Gahars

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    Sony already has the ModNation Racers franchise, so making a LittleBigPlanet devoted to kart racing seems a bit redundant. Also, considering how the LittleBigPlanet franchise is all about freedom and openness, and that the second game could let you create in different genres, a LittleBigPlanet game focused solely on kart racing seems like a step backward.

    Honestly, I'm not really seeing the purpose behind this decision. My only guess is that they're somehow under the impression that slapping LittleBigPlanet on the next ModNation Racer game will somehow boost sales. If that's the case, though, I doubt it will work; I think most people will be content sticking with their copy of LBP2.
     
  5. shakirmoledina

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    it might be unique as is the main theme of all LBP titles.
    as AW said, crash kart racing?, i think someone said it was the best racing game after which mario kart was inspired and then mario kart became the best racing game.

    i bet customization and multiplayer would be handled wonderfully.
     
  6. Frogman

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    This sounds awesome xP
    I reckon this will have a real twist on the traditional racing style, maybe incorporating puzzles into the races using the laps as a time limit sort of thing haha, I dont know but it sounds cool
     
  7. KirovAir

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    I'm very excited for this! Imagine Mariokart, with a course editor! :D
     
  8. syko5150

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    It's called ModNation Racers ;D

    I think it might be cool if they add in much more customization than what ModNation offers, and of course online multiplayer. That's the only thing lacking from ModNation.
     
  9. FireGrey

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    Little Big Planet has been known to have great customization...
    I hope it's customizable to the extent that you can make a tree course where the leaves tilt the further you drive on them and when most of the racers drive off of it, they get flinged up onto another branch.
    And it would be awesome to re-created all the Mario Kart tracks.
    I will get this if the gameplay is good.
    I never buy any racing games other then Mario Kart..
     
  10. Maz7006

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    Interesting

    Might as well just call it Modnation Racers 2 though !
     
  11. prowler

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    Saving this quote for the future.
     
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  12. chartube12

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    This should of been an expansion pack for the LBP. Hell LBP2 should of been an expansion pack. I blame Capcom and sports games for console players being used to being sold the same game twice.
     
  13. DaggerV

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    Actually, if they do the physics well, this has a lot of potentials. As the previous dude said about trees and leaves.
     
  14. ThatDudeWithTheFood

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    I don't see the reason for a seperate game.
    I already own Modnation Racers and it being branded as a LBP game seems to be stupid.
     
  15. MasterPenguin

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    Super Mario Kart -> August 27, 1992
    Mario Kart 64 -> December 14, 1996
    Crash Team Racing ->September 30, 1999

    Yes, indeed. Crash did inspire Mario Kart.
     
  16. FireGrey

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    I don't like racing games, Mario Kart being an exception.
    It's not like a just told a massive secret that can be used against me...