Little BigPlanet 2 is not a Disney game…there, I said it.  Now I can go on with the rest of the story…

If you have a Sony PlayStation3 (or are thinking about getting one) this is a “must have” game to have in your collection!  Firstly, this is a family friendly game, rated “E” for everyone.  Now, to the adults in the audience, I hope I didn’t lose you there.  This game WILL get you hooked!  I told one of my “gamer” friends at work about the first Little BigPlanet and he finally picked it up one day and was telling me all about how great it was after he started playing.

If you don’t know what this game is about, let me back up a bit and tell you…

You are “Sackboy”.  Sackboy is the fun little character that will share your adventures on LittleBigPlanet. He’s a little hessian sack, all stuffed with fluff… and ice cream.  Little BigPlanet is a world made up from pure imagination, both from the Media Molecule developers team, and yours.  Not only are there the game’s built-in levels for you to play, but you can go online with your console and choose from about 2.5 million custom user-created levels.

The previously mentioned user-created levels will still be available to play through Little BigPlanet2.  So, if you haven’t picked up the original when the sequel is released this fall, you’re really getting the best of both worlds when you buy the second one (which I will refer to as LBP2 for the rest of this article).

Looks like various retail outlets have partnered up with Sony for special in-game goodies when you pre-order from them but the good news is yet to come.  If you pre-order the “Collector’s edition” you get all of the special costumes that the individual retail outlets (like Best Buy and GameStop) are offering, plus more!  But the collector’s edition will be in limited supply (or they couldn’t really call it that now, could they) so you’ll have to act quickly.

Here’s what you get in the “Collector’s Edition” of LBP2:

  • A copy of LittleBigPlanet 2
  • Your own little “Sackboy” – 7″ of plushie-goodness for you to accompany you on your journey thru LBP2.
  • Exclusive LBP2 “game ends” – keep your PS3 games in a tidy, organized and “Sack-ured” within these unique bookends
  • One stop shop for exclusive DLC + more – regarding in-game content, the LBP2 Collector’s Edition comes packed with 11 different pre-order costumes, including:
  • Disney / Pixar’s Toy Story 3’s “Aliens” Sackboy Costume
  • Disney’s TRON: Legacy “Clu” Sackboy Costume
  • The Muppets’ “The Great Gonzo” Sackboy Costume
  • PlayStation’s “Ratchet” Sackboy Costume
  • PlayStation’s “Clank” Sackboy Costume
  • Even More Animals’ “Crocodile” Sackboy Costume
  • Even More Animals’ “Vulture” Sackboy Costume
  • Even More Animals’ “Cobra” Sackboy Costume
  • Even More Animals’ “Mandrill” Sackboy Costume
  • And exclusive to the LittleBigPlanet 2’s Collectors Edition:
  • PlayStation’s “Jak” Sackboy Costume
  • PlayStation’s “Daxter” Sackboy Costume
  • 5 exclusive LBP2 PSN Avatars – Lastly, complete your PlayStation experience with a new identity on the PlayStation Network with these new avatars.[nggallery id=19]