Bounce for the bubbles

This author often feels like the only person in the world that actually enjoyed LittleBigPlanet 3 – but we suppose that the sequel did get lost in last year's holiday shuffle a little. Fortunately, the whimsical affair will be getting something of a miniature revival next month, as Sony drops the game's first major expansion, The Journey Home, onto the PlayStation Store.

According to a PlayStation Blog about the add-on, the content will "chronicle the next exciting chapter for Sackboy, Oddsock, Toggle, and Swoop" as they take a grand detour around LittleBigPlanet during their journey back to Craftworld. The pack will feature brand new levels based upon several popular themes from LittleBigPlanet and LittleBigPlanet 2. Count us in.

The studio's also promising some "cranium busting co-op challenges for Sackboy, a bouncy new power-up for Oddsock, and a goodie bag full of new creative assets to decorate your own little corner of LittleBigPlanet with". Perhaps in an effort to up its dwindling playerbase, the developer's eager to point out that it's been quietly updating the core game since you so rudely put it back on your shelf.

And just to keep you sweet, the firm's also got some free costumes in the pipeline, which will be available as part of this week's PlayStation Store update. The outfits are based upon the various teams that have contributed to the project, and include a sumo wrestler and a station master. Get 'em while they're hot, etc.