One of the most anticipated games in the run up to Christmas has been delayed until next year, Sony has confirmed.

"Hi everyone – I’m afraid I need to share some news from Media Molecule about the release date of LittleBigPlanet 2…" Alex Pavey - European product manager at SCEE has said on the Sony PlayStation blog.

The news is that LittleBigPlanet 2 won't be hitting the shops until January 2011. Eek.

"LittleBigPlanet 2 is a crazy dream, a dream to allow players to make whatever kind of game they want, but also to play though a great adventure of drama and excitement, power-ups and cinematics. But like all the most ambitious ideas, it can be a considerable challenge to turn these dreams in fun games", says the games developers in a statement detailing the delays. 

The reason? Seems the project has been too ambitious to meet the Christmas deadline.

"We’ve all been working like powered-up space ninjas and we’re almost there, but because we love what we’ve made, and we love our little sack-friends, and most of all we love all our fans out there, we couldn’t let you all get together until we knew we were giving you the best experience imaginable. Which is why we’ve taken the hard decision to delay the worldwide release of LittleBigPlanet 2, originally slated for later this year to January 2011".

LittleBigPlanet 2 - quick play preview

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