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Remember EIF 08? LBP Celebrity Levels Now a Reality.

Submitted by on Wednesday, 20 May 2009One Comment

the-patchWell now, this news item is both interesting and nostalgic all at once.

If you are a long-term reader of the site, you might recall that one of our Staff Writers was at the Edinburgh Interactive Festival last year. The highlight of the public show was the presence of LittleBigPlanet in playable form.

This was one of the first times that LBP was publicly playable in the UK, and we even managed to get some ‘face time’ with one of the guys who was behind the promotion of the game in the UK. Through some careful questioning and attentive playing, we were able to get the skinny on some of the key points about the game.

Of particular interest was the comment made about created levels, specifically in relation to celebrities and the result of their hands-on time with the game.

Now, almost nine months later, it looks like we are getting some solid details on these mythical levels…

This Friday we will see the official launch of ‘The Patch’. No, it’s not an update to the game or anything – it is a new location for some very special levels.

The hook?

The Patch will contain levels from celebrities from a variety of areas including music, sport, the arts and so on. The first of these (completely free!) levels come from skiing champ Sarah Burke, as well as artists Joe Vaux and Nathan Cabrera.

What can we expect from these individuals? Our money is on a skiing level set in a Dali-inspired landscape with Picasso-type cubism featuring heavily in the form of enemies shooting flaming monkeys at you*.


Head onto the community levels at the end of the week to see what delights Media Molecule have in store for us.

Also worth noting: EIF08 proved to be a goldmine of information on LittleBigPlanet, even months after the event. Who knows what this year’s Edinburgh Interactive Festival will bring? (Hint: us!)

*This author STILL does not condone the application of flammable liquids to any pet, mechanical or otherwise. ;¬)