The burlap's back in town

LittleBigPlanet 3 was arguably the biggest shock of E3 2014, and now it has a release date. As previously alluded, the sequel will start sticking, er, stickers on your PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 3 from 18th November in North America. There’s no word on a European date at the time of typing, but expect it to debut during the same week.

If you’re planning to pre-order the title, there are a dizzying number of bonuses up for grabs in the United States, so let’s get down to business. To begin, if you register your interest at a participating retailer, you’ll nab a rather scary looking Sackboy plushy. Follow through with this action at Target, and you’ll get a teddy wearing the retailer’s famous red hat.

All PS4 pre-orders will also come with a Dragon Age: Inquisition-themed costume pack, as well as a ‘For the Players’ goodie bag featuring various PlayStation icons such as Ellie, Delsin Rowe, Nathan Drake, and a Helghast. Meanwhile, early orders at GameStop will waddle away with the Mythical Creatures pack, while Best Buy, er, buyers will scoop the Hidden Animals set.

If all of that’s not enough, there’ll be a PlayStation-themed bundle available at And don’t worry if you’re planning to purchase the sequel digitally, as you’ll land a bunch of themed t-shirts to dress your Sackboy in. Even better, you’ll net this the moment that you complete the transaction, unlocking it in previous LittleBigPlanet games now.

Phew! Expect more information on Sony’s latest Play, Create, Share escapade to emerge over the coming weeks, as the title’s private beta gets underway. Are you planning to pit your brain juice against this imaginitive adventure, or are you sick of the sound of Stephen Fry’s voice? Make up a word or two in the comments section below.

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