LittleBigPlanet 2 Gets a Release Date, Pre-order Exclusives, and One Awesome Collector’s Edition

Sony today finally released the official date of when LittleBigPlanet 2 will hit retail stores and the date is now set for November 16th. This will arrive just in time for the holiday season. LittleBigPlanet 2 promises everything we loved about the first game and more…much more.

Along with the official release date, Sony also revealed some information about the special pre-order bonuses that specific retailers would be getting. All pre-orders include 2 parts. One part, which are the new “Animals” costumes will be included with all pre-orders, no matter where you get it from. The 2nd part of the bonus is exclusive to each retailer.

There is also a very special Collector’s Edition coming out, but more on that after the break.

Amazon.com gets the exclusive Ratchet and Clank pre-order bonus.

Best Buy gets the exclusive “Aliens” costume from Disney’s Toy Story.

Gamestop gets the exclusive TRON “Clu” costume.

There is also an exclusive Gonzo from the Muppets but its not revealed yet which retailer that will be exclusive too.  Remember, all of these pre-orders will also come with 4 exclusive Animals costumes that will only be available when pre-ordered – Crocodile, Vulture, Cobra, and Mandrill.

Now that isn’t all Sony has planned for LittleBigPlanet 2. There will also be a Collector’s Edition that is packed full of bonuses and highly collectible items. It will be available in the US and be very limited. Price of the collectors edition will be $79.99 and also be release on November 16th. It will include the following items:

  • A copy of LittleBigPlanet 2 – duh.
  • Your own little “Sackboy” – 7” of plushie-goodness for you to accompany you on your journey thru LBP2.
  • Exclusive LBP2 “game ends” – keep your PS3 games in a tidy, organized and ‘Sack-ured” within these unique bookends
  • One stop shop for exclusive DLC + more – regarding in-game content, the LBP2 Collector’s Edition comes packed with 11 different pre-order costumes, including:
    • Disney / Pixar’s Toy Story 3’s “Aliens” Sackboy Costume
    • Disney’s TRON: Legacy “Clu” Sackboy Costume
    • The Muppets’ “The Great Gonzo” Sackboy Costume
    • PlayStation’s “Ratchet” Sackboy Costume
    • PlayStation’s “Clank” Sackboy Costume
    • Even More Animals’ “Crocodile” Sackboy Costume
    • Even More Animals’ “Vulture” Sackboy Costume
    • Even More Animals’ “Cobra” Sackboy Costume
    • Even More Animals’ “Mandrill” Sackboy Costume
  • And exclusive to the LittleBigPlanet 2’s Collectors Edition:
    • PlayStation’s “Jak” Sackboy Costume
    • PlayStation’s “Daxter” Sackboy Costume
    • 5 exclusive LBP2 PSN Avatars – Lastly, complete your PlayStation experience with a new identity on the PlayStation Network with these new avatars.

That is a whole lot of bonus items for just $79.99.  It’s interesting to note that the Collector’s Edition will include every single pre-order bonus costume that is available including all retail exclusive bonuses. Also, the LBP2 “bookends” look very sweet and who doesn’t want their own 7″ Sackboy plushie?

This is one game I am very much looking forward too. I think I’ll even splurge and get the Collector’s Edition this time.

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