LBP Karting to launch this year on PS3, first video

Thursday, 22 March 2012 13:06 GMT By Stephany Nunneley

Sony has announced LittleBigPlanet Karting, developed by United Front Games, will launch this year on PS3 providing fans a new means to” Play, Create, Share” in competitive and cooperative karting adventures in various 3D environments. A video has also been released and is posted below.

The storyline has Sackboy trying to save the Craftworld universe in objective-based missions, boss battles, and mini-games.

On the create side, players can customize their Sackboy and karts and new level editor tools will allow players to construct “far more than just kart racing games.” This extends to designing their own karting experiences, the ability to make their own game rules, weapons, and tracks “allowing the imagination to run wild in a completely open environment.”

Players will also be fully able to share this content with others around the world through PSN.

“Since the launch of LittleBigPlanet, our community has provided incredible support, which can be seen in the more than six million levels and games that have been created and shared online through PlayStation Network, a truly wonderful accomplishment,” said Guy Longworth, SVP, PlayStation Brand Marketing, SCEA.

“Now, we’re thrilled to bring PlayStation 3 owners the next Play, Create, Share experience, LittleBigPlanet Karting, a brand new competitive karting adventure that is sure to move this genre forward, providing endless entertainment for fans and newcomers, while resonating with every member of the family, young and old.”

Developed by United Front Games, in conjunction with Media Molecule, LittleBigPlanet Karting is a both single or multiplayer experience which will be exclusive to PS3 when it launches in 2012.