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June 07, 2012

E3: PS Vita’s ‘LittleBigPlanet’ puts creative power in gamers’ hands

Posted in: Games,Video

This post has been corrected. See the note below for details.

Sony’s award-winning title “LittleBigPlanet” — a platform-and-puzzle game that allows users to create their own levels —  is coming to the PlayStation Vita handheld console later this year.

First details about the game were revealed at last year’s Electronic Entertainment Expo, but fans of the franchise are finally getting a close-up look during E3 this week.

Like its predecessors on PS3 and PSP, “LittleBigPlanet’s” Vita version still features Burton-esque hero Sackboy in a variety of game worlds and mini-games, but places a stronger emphasis user-created content. Developers emphasized the game as a platform for creative gamers to make their own levels and share them online.

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The Vita’s touch-screen display allows creators to draw objects directly into their games; the touch-screen capabilities also allow for game functionality comparable to popular smartphone and tablet games.

Hero Complex got some hands-on time with the game at E3. Check it out in the video above.

[For the Record, 10:05 a.m. June 7: An earlier version of this post incorrectly included PlayStation 2 in a list of previous LittleBigPlanet releases.]

– Noelene Clark

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