LittleBigPlanet 3 trailer highlights creation and customization
Kicking off the PlayStation 2014 gamescom press conference, Sony debuted a new trailer for LittleBigPlanet 3 aimed at highlight brand new tools and features that will aid you in level creation. In total, there are 70 brand new tools, 29 enhanced tools from LittleBigPlanet and LittleBigPlanet 2, and 10 tools from LittleBigPlanet PS Vita arriving on home consoles.
As we learned back at E3, LBP 3 will have four playable characters -- Sackboy, Oddsock, Swoop, and Toggle -- each with their own unique special abilities and physics. Not only can each character be fully costumed up, but you can also tweak them all in Create Mode to completely change their handling and abilities for your own levels.
There also a new Blaster Handle tool that will allow you to create your very own power-ups for Sackboy to use. "Power-ups from goo-firing guns to magically enchanted staffs are now possible," executive producer Pete Smith said. "The only limitation is your imagination!" Corny, but cool, I guess.
Other new creation tools include the Dynamic Thermometer functionality which is now "more flexible than ever." This will allow for created levels to be "massively bigger" than ever before and have "much greater depth" since you can now make use of up to 16 playable layers. LittleBigPlanet 3 will also make use of the PS4 and DualShock 4's touch pad, allowing you to use Touch Create "to bring a whole new element to your level creation."
Capping things off, LittleBigPlanet 3 will make use of the PS4's Share features, letting you create trailer-style videos that you can attach to your published levels to give the community a personalized preview of your level.