When rumours hit about a potential LittleBigPlanet Karting game overnight, we didn’t know what to think. We assumed United Front Games’ ModNation Racers had already covered Sony’s desire for a creation themed racer on the PlayStation 3, and, as such, weren’t expecting a second lap set in Sackboy’s make-do world.

But that’s exactly what’s happening.

A grainy promotional image showing Sackboy parading a chequered flag proves the game’s existence. Meanwhile, a selection of screenshots at the bottom of the image appear to demonstrate a Mario Kart inspired experience. Not entirely unexpected, that one.

Yesterday, Canadian retailer Future Shop spilled the beans on Sackboy’s trip to the race track, hinting that the game would feature full 3D compatibility and PlayStation Move support via a new racing wheel peripheral.

Expect Sony to make a full announcement soon. Naturally we’ll keep you updated.