Posted Thu Sep 4, 2014 at 03:06 PM PDT by Trevor Ruben
Sony looking to complement 'LittleBigPlanet 3' with mobile and PS Vita counterpart.
Approaching the 'LittleBigPlanet 3' release for both PS3 and PS4, Sony thought it time to reveal a little side project, an endless runner called 'Run Sackboy! Run!' It's free-to-play and coming to PS Vita, iOS and Android devices.
From the Playstation Blog:
"Using simple tap and swipe gestures, you’ll speed through three iconic worlds from the LittleBigPlanet series — The Gardens, The Canyons, and Avalonia — evading danger for as long you can. Anyone can enjoy the game, but as Sackboy charges along at top speed, you’re going to need super-quick reactions to keep him on course and out of trouble."
The various mechanics in place make it out to be 'Jetpack Joyride'-inspired, with an ongoing mission ladder and unlockables like the glider, jetpack, shield and magnet. You'll be hopping around for bubbles (read: coins) too, which you can use to unlock stickers in 'LittleBigPlanet' fashion.
Most importantly, to both Sony and prospective 'LittleBigPlanet 3' owners, playing the mobile game is how you unlock a small collection of exclusive costumes in the upcoming full-fledged console games, though if it turns out to be a popular little marketing device, you can bet they keep the incentive train rolling down the line.
Sony is giving 'Run Sackboy! Run!' an October release, putting a nice comfortable cushion between the iOS, Android and PS Vita experience before the big boy, 'LittleBigPlanet 3,' hits PS4 and PS3 on Nov. 18.
You can find the latest info on 'Run Sackboy! Run!' linked from our Video Game Release Schedule.
Source: Playstation Blog
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