LittleBigPlanet 2 Collector’s Edition is Too Cute for Words

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With seemingly every high profile game release coming in a Collector’s Edition nowadays, it’s becoming tougher and tougher for publishers to put together a package that truly stands out. Bungie and Microsoft are doing so in extravagant fashion with the enormous Noble Team statue included with the Halo: Reach Legendary Edition, while Media Molecule and Sony are taking a different approach for the LittleBigPlanet 2 Collector’s Edition, using irresistible cuteness to woo video game collectors to even greater success.

Pre-orders opened today on Amazon and already the LBP2 CE has jumped up to the #2 spot on the bestsellers list, just behind StarCraft II pre-orders and a couple spots ahead of the Halo: Reach Xbox 360 bundle unveiled yesterday. So clearly the attraction is strong.

What’s in the Collector’s Edition that’s driving such fan demand, you ask? Well, for starters it comes with an adorable 7″ Sackboy plushie, which is worth the extra cash by itself. Also included is a set of custom “game ends” that serve the same purpose as bookends…only for game cases (though I see no reason why they couldn’t be used for books too). Sweetening the pot even further is a massive collection of DLC items, including all 11 Sackboy costumes offered in smaller pre-order packs for the standard edition, exclusive Jak and Daxter costumes, and 5 exclusive PSN avatars. The price for all that Sackboy goodness? $80!

LittleBigPlanet 2 — both standard and collector’s editions — is set to launch on November 16th, though this CE configuration is exclusive to the North American market. Hit up the US PlayStation blog at the following link for more details about the game’s pre-order campaign.

LittleBigPlanet 2 Updates: Official Date and Retail Goodness!!! [PlayStation.Blog]

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