“If Michelangelo were alive today, he’d be making video games,” says Kareem Ettouny of Media Molecule at the end of the LBP2 trailer.
In case you didn’t know, Little Big Planet 2 has been officially announced and from the videos that I’ve seen, it looks absolutely amazing. This is creative gaming at its best and there seems to be no end to the possibilities of this gem of a game.
I have to be honest and say I don’t own the first Little Big Planet but I have played it and I feel ashamed to admit it, especially after it dominated the awards at last year’s D.I.C.E. Summit and even won a BAFTA Gaming Award in 2009.
So I’m going to have to go out and buy the first before LBP2 is released. The trailer seems more like a celebration of the fact people have taken to the game so well, and that Media Molecule are so grateful for the 2 million extra levels that have been created when there were only 50 on the game! It’s that much of a hit Lady Gaga is doing her next video in LBP2.
With E3 2010 coming up, I’m sure this will be one of the highlights of the event and we’ll see more details on the game and what we’re going to be experiencing with the second instalment of this classic. Forget creating levels, this time around you can create whole games which is astounding and will be really interesting to see what people can come up with.
As well as racing games, the people at Media Molecule have created a Command and Conquer style RTS game! You can also pan cameras in 3D space which changes how you can create games and they’ve thrown in mouse and keyboard compatibility for good measure.
This is definitely going on my wishlist and I can’t wait to get my hands on this new game, I might even have to pick up one of the Sackboy doll figures for my desk!
Are you Little Big Planet fans and excited by this news? Or like me and feel ashamed for not owning a copy of the first game and now really want Little Big Planet 2? Let us know in the comments below.
Danny ‘Ender’ Martin has been part of the Zath team from pretty much the very beginning since he met Zath himself at Leeds Met University whilst studying Business IT. He’s an avid gamer and a big film buff. Danny graduated from the University of Bradford with a degree in Computer Animation and SFX and now currently works at one of the biggest UK games developers, which will hopefully see some of his ideas hit the gaming world.