Forget Godzilla, Sackboy attacks Tokyo

Yesterday, Sony threw an event in Tokyo to celebrate the upcoming title LittleBigPlanet, which will be out in Japan on October 30. The party may be early, but don’t tell the guy dressed up in that giant Sackboy costume. It’s safe to say that Sony is hoping that LittleBigPlanet will be a blockbuster title for the PlayStation 3 along the lines of the wildly popular Metal Gear Solid 4. Just last week, Associate Producer for the LittleBigPlanet, Eric Fong, predicted that the game would even be a “hardware seller.”

Like I said last week, I fully expect LBP to be a cute, innovative, and decent game. I appreciate Sackboy’s recent appearance at the Tokyo event, but doesn’t the scale of the costume present some mildly distracting issues with the character? To me, Sackboy looks like a Hostess Ding Dong with a face. I wouldn’t mind eating a chocolate snack cake that size, but it’s fairly unsettling to the eye. I think I would much rather observe the game’s denizens in their much smaller and constructive scale.

[via PlayStationDirect and Gamekyo]

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