Ghostbusters in LBP: costumes, perhaps a weapon, no levels
Might as well ride this Ghostbusters thing before the whole mini-fad flames out.
This morning Media Molecule verified that the Who Ya Gonna Call tease was in fact Thundercats. I mean, Ghostbusters. One of those Hot Topic-friendly franchises. Naturally, the relevant PlayStation Blog entry was packed with commenters ranging from gushing fanboys to apoplectic haters. But between all of that, you could find some official answers about the Ghostbusters content and future LittleBigPlanet releases.
- The pack will be revealed this Friday, so that means you’re not getting the Ghostbusters content this week (unless the American holiday has pushed back the traditional Thursday store release schedule?)
- Sephiroth costume is still coming, “when the time is right.” IE, when some other Final Fantasy project hits and the LBP pack can be used as ancillary marketing. Other “interesting characters” will arrive between now and then. Duh.
- The red cross sign seen on the “Logo Ghost” sackboy is apparently part of the actual costume.
- A Slimer costume is a very safe bet. Ugly little spud.
- Looks like we’re getting a Proton Pack: “Anything Ghostbusters wouldn’t be the same without a Proton pack.” Seems easy enough. A Metal Gear Paintinator that fires a continuous stream instead of one bullet at a time?
And as for new levels? Check out what the SCEA Marketing Manager Chuck Lacson (who is the source for all of this info) offered up after the jump.
- Yes, both Sony and Media Molecule are aware we want more official levels. Their stance is that the user-created levels more than meet that need. Lacson described MM as “a small team,” insinuating that they do not have the time to produce as many official levels as everybody would like.
While they’re right that there are tons of good user-created levels out there, finding them can be a chore; it’s worth it to me to PAY for new levels that I trust will be excellent, rather than having to get lucky on UGC.
Plus, we’re still waiting for the web-based game browser that will make it easier to share levels with each other online.
Nevertheless, more levels are forthcoming, they promise. A set based on God of War is a “nice idea,” Lacson hints.
Source: PlayStation BlogTags: dlc, ghostbusters, littlebigplanet, Playstation Store, PS3