In one of the more surprising announcements from Sony's E3 press conference today, the Japanese giant revealed that LittleBigPlanet 3 will be launching on PlayStation 4 this November. As well as Sackboy, the adorable sequel features three new playable characters named Toggle, Swoop, and Oddsock, each with their own special abilities.

Toggle's super heft can move heavy blocks, Swoop can fly about and pick up its companions, and Oddsock - our personal favourite - is super speedy and can perform a wall-jump. It's unclear which studio is developing this game, as Media Molecule assured us before the event that it had nothing to show. However, the title clearly demonstrates its original creators' sense of style and fun.

What's more, all of the user created levels from previous instalments of the franchise have been imported into the new game's engine, and will be completely playable. Now all we need to know is wether or not Stephen Fry will be narrating, and then we can determine exactly how excited we are.

Were you surprised to see LittleBigPlanet 3 at E3 this year? Will you be picking up the title come November? Design a level in the comments section below.

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