When LittleBigPlanet was released in 2008, it charmed players with a puzzle platform and such accomplished digital art that the game took home eight Interactive Achievement Awards (the Oscars of gaming) in categories such as Overall Game of the Year and Oustanding Achievement in Art Direction. What made the game really special, though, was the incorporation of user-generated content — less than two years after the PS3 game hit the market, the number of player-created levels breached the two-million mark.
With the constant influx of new content for the original, a sequel might seem unnecessary. The game’s developer, Media Molecule, begs to differ. This winter, they’ll offer up LittleBigPlanet 2. The second chapter in the series will feature racing games, shooters and something called “Direct Control Seat,” which will allow players to manipulate objects other than the main character, Sackboy. You can watch the trailer for the game below. We knew we liked it as soon as we realized it’s soundtracked with “Sleepyhead” by former Paste cover boys, Passion Pit.