LittleBigPlanet 2 will be the first title to demonstrate the PlayStation 3 and PlayStation Vita’s in-game connectivity next week, when the platformer is augmented with its hotly anticipated cross-controller expansion pack.

The add-on will essentially mimic the gameplay ideas explored with Nintendo’s Wii U console, allowing you to use the PlayStation Vita’s front and rear touch screens in order to interact with the PlayStation 3 game. Even better, it will add a second screen to the action, providing some unique gameplay opportunities.

Purchasing the DLC – which will set you back €4.99/$4.99 – will not only unlock a brand new mini-campaign for you to enjoy in single-player or co-op, but will also supply you with all of the tools required to create your own cross-controller LittleBigPlanet levels. We assume there’ll be a fresh batch of Trophies, stickers, and costumes to sweeten the deal too.

The content’s due out on 18th December in North America, and 19th December in Europe. We’re eager to see how well the functionality works.

[via blog.eu.playstation.com, blog.us.playstation.com]