Media Molecule announced that they are going to release Team Ico “costumes, stickers and sound effects,” for LittleBigPlanet. It was already rumored that we would be downloading some Ico properties, when the developers released artwork of SackBoy and SackGirl dressed up as Ico and Yorda from the classic title.
Now, the company has actually released images of the DLC, which we have up top and below. Not only that, they have already promised that more content for Shadow of the Colossus will be on the way, and will be first shown tomorrow.
MM is promising we’ll be able to play as Sackico and friends this Thursday.
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In the endless amount of news for LittleBigPlanet, we bring you even more…again. ‘Parsons The New School for Design’ in New York City, for held a contest for five teams to construct the best level in Sony’s side scroller using the level editor. The winner of the project would receive a check worth $1000 and would be featured on the internet on all the gaming blogs. Of course they didn’t know about the second prize and frankly, we made it up.
Unfortunately we weren’t able to find the names of the winners but we do have their incredible level they created, thanks to the invention of video. The goal of the level was to have Sackboy walkthrough a belly of a beast that was said to be inspired by the PS2 game, Shadow of the Colossus. A game that also pitted a hero against enormous monsters — something obviously similar to the video above. While watching Sackboy go on his journey inside the body, you’ll see things like stomach acid fall and our favorite bag person needs to avoid it.
The most amazing thing about the video above is the fact — the students made the level using just the LBP editor, and get this, it only took them 24 hours! Thankfully soon, we’ll be able to make our own inspired video games come this October 21 when LittleBigPlanet is released in stores.
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Film director Guillermo del Toro (Pan’s Labyrinth, Hellboy), apparently enjoys to play video games. He enjoys them so much he can have an in-depth conversation and give detailed answers about why he likes certain games. He even compares the atmosphere of some games to legendary movie directors such as Roman Polanski (Rosemary’s Baby) and George A. Romero (Dawn of the Dead).
I absolutely loved BioShock. I loved the world, the design, the lighting, the beautiful art direction and cinematography. I’m a fan of Silent Hill, Resident Evil and Devil May Cry. I love them all. The first Silent Hill was so beautiful, almost like a Lynch, Polanski or Romero type of horror experience…
I love the engine of GTA IV. I’m not a big fan of the actual game: I’m not into break-ins or running people over, but the engine is incredibly beautiful, and the sandbox is very complete. The same goes for Medal of Honor Airborne, Call of Duty 4 or Army of Two. There are only two games I consider masterpieces: Ico and Shadow of the Colossus… I have a 12-year-old daughter and we play together, but unfortunately she’s more into Sonic and Kirby.
The more time goes by and games become more mainstream, the more we see respectable Hollywood names come out of the woodwork and admit they play video games. When a ‘star’ used to ‘admit’ he/she plays video games, we usually got the “I’m more of a Pac-Man kind of person,” response. You know, the answer we always get when they want to look ‘cool’ for pop-culture.
Not only does del Toro admit he enjoys a next-gen game from time to time, but so does Lord of the Rings director Peter Jackson. The growing trend of video games in Hollywood is great news for us gamers. With movies like Max Payne coming out later this year and Bioshock next year, hopefully movies adapted from video games will be the next ‘comic book’ genre for the film industry.
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