Little Big Planet Karting has been officially announced to be coming to PS3, the project will be lead by United Front Games.
This looks immensely fun!
not a MM game, its a United Front Games
As in Modnation Racers developers? If so then i won't be touching this! The ridiculous rubberbanding, cheap Ai and load times destroyed that game for me. The creation suite was fantastic though. Shame as i loved Littlebigplanet 1 & 2 and would have loved some Sackboy action this year!
Lord knows I want a Vita release.
I still think this is an odd move on PlayStation's part. Not only does this game involve the same Play.Create.Share concepts as the already established kart racing game, ModNation Racers, they are both developed by United Front Games. I guess this is Sony's way of making Sackboy and the Little Big Planet franchise the face of the PS brand like what Nintendo did with Mario. Who knows? At the very least the game does look like it's keeping some of the elements that makes LBP unique, thus providing a fairly different kart racing game experience. Still, it's strange. I enjoyed MNR and hope that Sony keeps supporting it as they have done in the past. On the other hand, I am a pretty big fan of the Little Big Planet series and I think I'll keep an eye on this as I enjoy kart racing games quite a bit.
It seems Modnation may have been a test ground for kart racing games under Play.Create.Share. It feels as if this will almost be a direct sequel to Modnation yet properly introducing the LittleBigPlanet franchise into it, generating more interest (and therefore revenue). As you said it also does seem a step towards having a face of the brand across multiple different games. It'l be interesting to see what happens though.
I always felt Sackboy's face should have been on ModNation, but I really like the LBP universe coming to life in Kart Racing. I was initially worried what they could do different, and this seems interesting enough. There are interesting concepts here that work because it's LBP and not MNR (the grapple hook, the world being made out of LBP materials, etc) IMO, it's smarter for Sony to push Sackboy for theme genres like Nintendo does with Mario. There is a great appeal with LBP's universe, and Sony needs to learn to sell great games with free appeal, it just makes so much sense. I want to see more of Sackboy. I'd LOVE a Sackboy Party game as those are so fun too, and I am hoping Sony pushes LittleBigAdventure as a fully 3D Sackboy platforming game like Sega/Nintendo did with Sonic and Mario. If Mm wants to go somewhere else, then Sony can circulate Sackboy to different developers, I just really think Sony is missing out on putting this mascot on genres that they have potential markets for (kart racing, party games, platforming, lots of VITA games like Sackboy RPGs, etc)
So much for Mario kart 7! LOL They confirmed that 3d support is in the game!!! its gonna be sick doing this in 3d much the same way MK7 was great with 3d turned on on the 3ds! but this is on the big screen! :-) Glad i have a TV that supports 3D
... I like both franchises, so hopefully this game will combine the best of both worlds. I never picked up Modnation Racers though, sadly, cause of all the DLC that came out for it...
I sadly never got the game either. The demo had the longest load times ever and that is the main reason I didn't get the game. i think with the popularity of Sackboy they will be able to sell more games in this genre.
I hope they keep the MNR create mechanic. I could never make anything in LBP, but I made multiple courses in MNR.
It seriously takes weeks to create something above average in lbp!
I saw this happening along time ago and thought when MNR was announced they should of called it LBP. It is more or less the same design as LBP anyway. I do think MNR could of been a big hit on the PSV but the lack of online I think lets it down as there is only so much fun you can have on any racing game offline. Looking forward to this but I hope them manage to bring MNR and LBPK into one game as having 2 of them running I don't think will work.
MNR has online play
@Kneon ModNation Racers, for the PlayStation Vita, does not have online multiplayer. That is what mcstorm was referring to.
It makes sense. LBP was the originator of the Play Create Share, and it's a better known name that ModNation. Most likely, it's Sony's hope that Little Big Planet's popularity and presence within the public eye will make the kart game more attractive. And since it's the same people that did ModNation, we know they know what they're doing. It will be something of a shame if ModNation disappears because of this, but given that it and LBP were operating under the same premises in the first place, one being absorbed into the other isn't such a big surprise.
"I guess this is Sony's way of making Sackboy and the Little Big Planet franchise the face of the PS brand like what Nintendo did with Mario. Who knows? " I partly agree. It makes sense for them to do this. LBP is a brand and a popular one at that. I think Sackboy is the more family orientated face of the PS brand and not the whole brand like Mario is for Nintendo.
This is incredible. MDR is good, but it's simplistic drift kart racer with minimal creativity outside the characters and karts. LBP is all about customization and I think the foundation MDR and LBP set will come together nicely with this awesome looking title. Bosses, Battles, Races, Weapons, Challenges, Games, Mini Games, Multiple camera effects (2D, 3D, First Person, etc) I think we will see tons with this game. I really see a lot of LBP FPS games with the 1st person camera. Now I have tons of ideas coming. Racing on the back of a dragon in the sky Portal gun battle where you use portals to move around the map and collect cubes to win More Nintendo, Bioshock, Halo, and Uncharted levels than you can shake a stick at. Imagine a dead space race on a space ship and you are racing to get out and avoid monsters before the ship explodes or something? Or Temple racing in an UnKarted level? Racing through Rapture, picking up Plasmid power. LBP style Warthog battles. It's even got hover karts and jet packs and probably speed boats too since LBP does water. I am getting really excited just thinking about the craziness that will come. This looks like the most impressive Kart racer ever. I am totally bonkers for LBP and can't wait. Also makes me think about what will come next. I really am curious if LBP RPG Maker is coming, or who knows with LBP 3, maybe?
I like your thinking here, and agreed. Sony could (no pun intended) milk sackboy like Nintendo does mario. Sackboy has that charm kids and families appreciate. Sony just has to invest carefully on such ideas. LittlebigRpG LittlebigKart LittlebigParty It could potentially work, provided Sony believes in the product enough to market it right. Who knows. The possibilities are endless.
It is pretty obvious that the move is to kill the MNR brand and to keep Create.Play.Share associated with LittleBigPlanet. Quite frankly, this is the karting game MNR should have been in the first place. Having United Front Games developing is not strange but totally expected: they did the MNR and besides Naughty Dog, who are way too busy to do another, they are the only devs who have worked with Sony that can do karting. This game is basically MNR just with a LBP theme and some added bonuses that show off the creating ability beyond just kart racing. I say this is the best decision for the franchise, especially since MNR never really reached the appeal that LittleBigPlanet and Sackboy got. I just hope the game is good, that is all.
This is NOT simply MNR reskinned. this is LBP Karting with all the user possibilities that the franchise offers those who wish to innovate with the tools. side-scrolling racer platforming, top down survival challenges, FP racing, racing puzzlers, stock car racing and many other things come to mind. this is going to be a lot better than MNR and it's going to appear on LBP.me too... now Kudos to anyone who can make something with this that is NOT race related, and you know it will happen
Probably gonna buy this, but I wonder if they are gonna scrap Mod nation? I mean to me it seems both games are the same aside from graphic differences. They are even being developed by the same team, so i'm hoping the online is better then MNR. Either way this looks extremely fun
PS3 FTW! Maybe I am half asleep, but why not call it LittleBigKarting?
Haha thats fucking awesome. Bring on split screen!
They just killed Modnation Racers. Its the Modnation basics with a LBP sauce over it. Way to go to sell a released IP twice, but now to the LBP fans. I don't know how to feel about this. It feels like a marketing trick. Got to see if they make improvements on MNR into this or if its just cheap selling the same thing twice...
There is so much more to this game then what MNR was originally. ITs not the same game.. its at a proper sequel but they have jus swapped it with the LBP brand.
May 25 2010 Modnation was released. Its 2012 already. Are you really complaining that you have to pay money for a sequel? So, I assume you are still playing the original Mario Kart and all the rest are just money grabs...right?
marketing trick? did you watch the video? can't you see how this is miles ahead of MNR?
Game looks good, haven't played a kart racer in a while and I found Mario kart 7 highly disappointing. /no troll
It doesn't say much in regards to the interwebz when you have to preempt a defense for yourself when saying you didn't like a game... It is for this reason gamers have the immature reputation we have collectively earned. (sorry for the rant...its just what popped into my head)
Also I mean no disrespect to you or your comment...I agree with you I only find it sad people have to walk around with flame shields for their opinions. That is what is sad about a large portion of the gaming community.
I was somehow expecting Media Molecule to make this game. Oh well, I'm still excited for this.
This looks awesome and fresh. Just from the video you can tell it's got the LBP fun factor in it.
will be getting this as i am a lbp fan
The reason they are making this is because LBP has a lot more brand recognition then mod nation. Like what im seeing so far like the style of LBP just a lot more then modnation.
It has an arena mode. I loved that in Crash Team Racing.
Mario Kart on steroids
Looks interesting, I love both LBP games and I like kart racing as well, so its pretty clear that both those things together equals WIN!
Looks really good. Can't wait to play this :D should be on the vita however. Cross play would work really well.
Nice with Battle Mode! :)
Watch out Mario Kart!
Is this a sequel to MNR? If so THIS is the way to make sequels! Who could ever complain that it was too similar to the first game? Im very interested in this.
day one purchase for me! but i wanted ND to develop it :/ CTR is my all time favourite karting game..
They will no doubt be helping with it.
hopefully the controls are done right.
United Front Games, FUCK OFF AND LET MM DO THIS.
They've Got Event racees, Challenge modes, Boss races, battle arena mod, Side scrolling 2d races Puzzle races, Mini game races 3d and first person races plus all of the LBP power ups and pop its to your disposal! This is the vast improvement people were looking for in MNR but wasn't present! I hope when they do an MNR game next it'll have all this and more!
WTF!! This is ModNation with LBP mod !!? they need to change the gameplay and make it like crash team racing ASAP!!! Not Buying this crap
No offense to MNR fans but this looks a lot more fun then MNR. Also assuming that it will be exactly the same just because it is the same people doing is extremely stupid. People do learn from their mistakes you know. That said I can't wait to demolish the competition in that tank. @ Drekken nope no one sees that as a money grab at all.That is somehow different. At least that is what Nintendo fans tell me. I am not sure how it's different but they say it is so it must be true.
Cool, i thought this'd end up being a slightly upgraded MNR with an LBP skin but it looks like a completely different engine. Good stuff UFG
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