Sony’s upcoming platformer/create-your-own-everything-er, LittleBigPlanet, is slowly creeping closer to retail, and in an effort to build even more hype than the stupid-huge amount of coverage the game is getting, Sony is letting details out about… preorder bonuses.
With exclusive characters from Sony’s exclusive games like Heavenly Sword and God of War available to play in LBP, they’re aiming to secure more purchases, as is their business prerogative. Acceptable, sure. But what’s suspicious about the revelation of exclusive stuff for antsy fans is the wording as seen on Sony’s official blog:
Stay tuned for much more detail on which retailer will have what pre-order item and when to go to your favorite retailer to reserve your copy.
Huh? So if I want to nab a Kratos Sackboy character, I might need to preorder the game at EB, while BestBuy could be offering Nariko, and Target could carry Solid Snake… It’s a unique ploy, to say the least, and with any luck Sony will bundle all the unlockables (as well as the other announced buy-me-early goods, a game-carrying case, sticker book and level guide) together instead of individually.
However, this could all be rectified by the awareness of a high demand for a real Sackboy doll as a bonus. SCEA’s Marketing Manager, Mark Valledor revealed in the comments section that “We know and we’re on it…” when asked about a packed-in figure, so pray for a killer Limited Edition.
Hopefully we don’t need to drop our dollars early on Amazon to get it, though.