Sony Computer Entertainment Australia this week welcomes one of the most iconic PlayStation characters, Sackboy™, to PlayStation®Vita, plus Sackboy: Project (Near) Space announced.
Loved by many across the globe, Sackboy will make his PS Vita debut on 20th September 2012, when LittleBigPlanet™ PlayStation®Vita launches in Australia.
The LittleBigPlanet™ franchise first arrived on Australian shores in 2008, to critical acclaim on PlayStation®3. Now, with in excess of 6 million levels that have been played, created and shared by fans across the globe, LittleBigPlanet PlayStation Vita is a highly anticipated release. The title mixes classic LittleBigPlanet platforming with innovative touch-based mini-games, and the unique PS Vita functionality offers gamers an innovative way to play that includes access to a plethora of tools to create with. PlayStation®Network features further enhances the experience, offering limitless game creation possibilities and the ability to share their creations with the already thriving LittleBigPlanet community.
Check out the LittleBigPlanet PS Vita Arcade trailer.
It's also one small step for "Sack-kind" down under... Sackboy: Project (Near) Space announced!
Celebrating his Australian launch onto PS Vita, Sackboy is in preparation mode for his biggest LittleBigAdventure yet! Next month, our beloved hero will turn "hessian-naught", and embark on his world first journey to near space. Attached to a meteorological balloon, set to launch from Australian soil, Sackboy will journey towards the Earths "Sackosphere" where he'll get a perfect bird's eye view of our own little big planet.
This October, PlayStation® Australia will call on all community fans to play a part in Sackboy's journey. With a new digital and social campaign, PlayStation will first invite fans to 'create': the gravity-rush defying astro suit that will be physically made and worn by Sackboy on his epic Aussie voyage. Fans will then be asked to 'play': supported by a range of clues, community players will be offered the opportunity to drop a pin on their estimated landing spot for Sackboy for an opportunity to win a LittleBigPlanet prize pack.
To take part in and follow Sackboy's journey is easy. From early October, visit the 'Sackboy: Project (Near) Space' tab, via the PlayStation Australia Facebook page, and join us as we count down to lift off!
LittleBigPlanet PlayStation Vita launches in stores on 20th September 2012 with a recommended retail price of AUD$54.95. If you're a fan of the franchise and have yet to go portable with PlayStation Vita, now's the perfect opportunity with the availability of the Special Edition LittleBigPlanet PS Vita bundle which includes a voucher to redeem the game, a 4GB memory card and a PlayStation Vita WIFI model, all for just AUD$349.95.