Back in February Sony confirmed via Twitter that LittleBigPlanet Karting was in development, but no actual details on the game had been revealed with Sony only saying that more info would be revealed “soon.” That info landed this morning as Sony released a trailer and announced that United Front Games is handling development.
It's no surprise that United Front Games would take the lead on this game, after all, they have quite a bit of custom kart racing experience thanks to their work on ModNation Racers. The team says the game will get the same attention detail that the core LittleBigPlanet titles have and will also feature a robust customization system.
"Our goal with LBP Karting has been fairly simple – provide a fast-paced experience that captures the best of classic karting gameplay, married with the unbridled creativity of LBP,” said United Front Games senior producer James Grieve. "This new adventure will be accessible to players of all ages and have all of the variety necessary to satisfy both the hardcore and more casual players."
"This is an LBP game, so we could never talk about it without mentioning the Create tools. LBP Karting is set in an entirely 3D world that will enable players to create rich and varied gameplay experiences. Tons of familiar LBP gadgets will be present, along with a new toolbox specifically tailored to allow for building in LBP Karting’s 3D world. Along with fan-favorite racing and battle modes, players will be able to modify the rules of the game itself to create completely new modes and challenges. All of this is wrapped up in a community experience that should have LBP fans feeling right at home."
No specific release date has been confirmed for the game, but Sony did day that LBP Karting will be available for the Playstation 3 at sometime in 2012. Check out the first trailer below!