Release dates for this autumn were mostly set according to an accurate schedule, with games matching a decent proximity from one another, but some game publishers feel confident enough to make last-minute announcements and just go with the flow. One of these companies is Sony, which just posted through Mark Valledor that Little Big Planet would be coming to the PlayStation Portable
. On the PlayStation Blog the game has a release date of November 17, but also a few other minor details. Valledor presented the
packaging for the PSP version of the game and also clarified a few issues that concern it.
The flow that Little Big Planet decided to follow when all other titles steered as clear as possible was the Modern Warfare 2 tsunami. The game has a huge hype built around it and all the other publishers are trying to avoid launching a title in its shadow. It's true that Little Big Planet is part of a completely different genre and chances of a conflict of interests are slim but it's also true that MW2 is a mainstream popular name with a huge pool of fans. There won't be a lot of gamers that will drop purchase of the shooter in favor of the puzzler and things might turn up to be a Little Bighorn sales massacre.
For those who haven't already been acquainted with the multi-awarded game, Little Big Planet is a platformer puzzler that made it big mainly due to the user-generated content and the high level of character customization. It received a huge positive feedback from gamers, who went on to evolve the game experience, creating numerous new levels for it but also a powerful community loyal to the title. Little Big Planet
was originally only available for the Play Station 3, but with the addition of the PSP to the supported platforms it should receive several new fans amongst which at least a few brilliant minds will be found that will further propel the game with their own creations for LBP.