With LittleBigPlanet 3, Media Molecule is set to introduce three new hand-stitched personas to the platforming fray. In addition to our Sackboy (or Sackgirl) hero, we’ll have Swoop, Toggle and OddSock.
Each character brings special abilities and unique modes of traversal, and Sony and Media Molecule have released trailers introducing each of them. You’ll see Swoop at the head of this post. He’s the bird, and he’ll help you (obviously) reach new heights in order to solve platforming puzzles.
Next comes Toggle, the character I’m looking forward to using most. Toggle can flip between huge and small, and his weight will either depress switches or help him soar through the air a little more efficiently.
Finally, we have OddSock. OddSock is the zaniest of the three new characters, and he looks like a speedy blast to play. His wall running and agility seem like a speed-runner’s best friend, so be on the lookout for that.
Now, if I’m being totally honest, these trailers are way, way too short. They read as 45-ish seconds a piece, but like 30 of those seconds consist of nothing more than informational text and introductions. Lame.
LittleBigPlanet 3, which I hope is not lame, will release on the PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 3 on Nov. 18, 2014. Stay tuned for more.