Poor Sackworm didn’t make the cut in LittleBigPlanet 3

Friday, 20 June 2014 16:58 GMT By Stephany Nunneley

Characters other than Sackboy have been detailed for LittleBigPlanet 3. Below you will find information on how Oddsock, Swoop and Toggle will play when the game launches for PlayStation 3 and PS4.

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According to SCE Worldwide Studios’ Pete Smith, all characters started out as silhouettes before the team at XDev started making cuts. One of the poor fellas to land on the cutting room floor was Sackworm, as apparently his silhouette wasn’t up to snuff.

I’m wondering if it had more to do with the fact it was called ‘Sackworm’ but maybe I’m just being perverted.

“Early on we had loads of different ideas,” said Smith. “I was looking at some of the concepts the other day actually. The Sackworm didn’t last too long before he found himself on the cutting room floor. They all started out as silhouettes. They needed to be game changers, they need to be fully customizable, they needed to feel like they belonged in the world, and they needed to have personality.

“I think the final three characters have really struck that balance.”

And here are those three characters who will tag along with Sackboy on his latest adventure:

Swoop – This character has a specific purpose: he can fly. This allows the fella to access hard to reach places as well as pick up objects as well as characters other than Toggle when he is in his “big” form.

Oddsock – A really fast, four-legged character who can wall jump and wall slide. Players should have their “jumps nailed” upon completing the Oddsock levels.

Toggle – The large character can also become small. He started off as just a ‘big’ character, but since that didn’t provide the player with enough combinations, he was revamped.

LB3 is without a release date, currently, but it’s expected sometime in November.

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