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LitleBigPlanet Karting is “real,” first promo image emerges

Wednesday, 8th February 2012 09:56 GMT By Patrick Garratt

Following a report based on a tweet from a US retailer last night, the first, grainy promo image of LittleBigPlanet Karting has appeared.

VG247 has been assured by a source that the game is “real”. Future Shop Gamer dropped the news from a PlayStation event yesterday.

The game reportedly has Move and steering wheel support, as you’d expect.

Thanks to TSA for the image.

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  1. mongbatstar

    Modnation?

    #1 2 years ago
  2. Gadzooks!

    It cant possibly be as bland or as tedious to play as modnation racers.

    Or can it…?

    #2 2 years ago
  3. Colin Gallacher

    Well this wasn’t the Kart game I was expecting… *glares at Naughty Dog*

    #3 2 years ago
  4. ManuOtaku

    If modnation had never been released or existed, i see the point in this game, but this wasnt the case at all, i dont understand this, if it was very different from Modnations like segas kart racing, i would agree also, but is the same premise i mean the share,create aspect.

    #4 2 years ago
  5. Psychotext

    Ugh. How original.

    #5 2 years ago
  6. DrDamn

    This was one of the obvious directions of the LBP franchise *if* MNR didn’t exist. However agree with Gadzooks! MNR had a great creation engine but it was pretty bland, souless and load times killed it. LBP will certainly add character, it could add a lot more beside that too. Think of using LBP-like create tools to build obstacles, and race course elements. Could really open it up well beyond what was possible with MNR.

    #6 2 years ago
  7. GamerCDN

    Dunno who is reporting but Future Shop is a Canadian Store. It even say’s on the twitter page that you guys keep using as a link. Best Buys owns Future Shop but Future Shop only operates out of Canada.

    #7 2 years ago
  8. typeface

    I believe the thing is LBP is a more viable franchise, not to mention with LBP as a franchise they’ve already negotiated licenses with several companies such as Marvel-Disney, Konami, Square Enix so on and so forth.

    This makes it easier for them to give out new branded content for any future LBP titles. The thing with ModNation is that it’s mostly been problematic with the start with load times and what not. It’s a good idea and a decent franchise but they must be aware that the PS3 and PSP titles didn’t really help and the Vita might be where it’s heading for the final title.

    Honestly LBP as a brand is much more viable than MNR and MNR also doesn’t have a lot of non-sony licensed content (since they probably don’t want to pay for it twice). So we’re most likely going to see an LBP kart racer with MNR features that will probably be overseen by MM just like LBP Vita. Not to mention we are aware that United Front (the ones who developed MNR) are currently working on a PS3 title (Believe some listing showed it was racing too). So they’ll probably have another go at it with a more established franchise.

    #8 2 years ago
  9. Christopher Jack

    Modnation really should have been LBP-branded from the start. I am normally against altering an original game just for use of a more recognizable brand but this just makes sense in the same way Mario Kart & Crash Team Racing made sense.

    #9 2 years ago
  10. jdfoster00

    Made by the people who made modnation too… Interesting…. United Front Games developing there 2nd racing game for ps3…

    #10 2 years ago
  11. sg1974

    I for one thought ModNation Racers was appalling. I hated the handling and the load times had me seething. Hopefully LBP Karting will be what MN:R should have been: a fun game to dip in and out of, but plenty for the hardcore to get involved in.

    #11 2 years ago