Sony confirms mobile game: Run Sackboy! Run!

You’ll soon be able to get your Sackboy fix on the run – literally. Sony has just confirmed Run Sackboy! Run!, a free-to-play platform survival game designed for handhelds. Don’t have a Vita? Don’t worry. Run Sackboy! Run! is also headed to iOS and Android mobile devices.

Run Sackboy! Run!

Run Sackboy! Run!

Tom O’Connor, senior producer on the LittleBigPlanet Production team at Sony XDev Europe, explains what’s going on:

The Negativitron (that big nasty vacuum cleaner who sucks up all the creativity) is back, wreaking havoc on Craftworld and nipping at the heels of PlayStation’s very own Sackboy. Using simple tap and swipe gestures, players speed through three iconic worlds from the LittleBigPlanet series – The Gardens, The Canyons and Avalonia – evading danger for as long possible.

Tom explains that you’ll need “super-quick reactions” to keep Sackboy on course (and out of trouble) as he dashes through Craftworld. Collect bubbles, and then use them to buy special upgrades and costumes – and while we know it’s all about the fashion, each costume actually has built-in score multipliers, so you’ll be rewarded for your awesome threads!

In-built social features and scoreboards mean you can challenge your friends easily, and the game includes a new mission ladder system to keep objectives and challenges updated and fresh each time you play.

Plus, of course, there are stickers to collect (and an in-game Sticker Book) – and these stickers will unlock special rewards and exclusive costumes for LittleBigPlanet 3 when it launches later this year for PS3 and PS4.

And, as a nice touch: We won’t have to wait too long for Run Sackboy! Run!, with Sony promising the game will be out this October.

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