Upon first hearing the announcement of LittleBigPlanet Karting, it wouldn't be unfair to sigh and moan, "Not another carting game." LittleBigPlanet Karting, however, seems like anything but just another carting game. The latest trailer, focusing on the game's story and structure, is eye-drawing in that it really captures that LittleBigPlanet sense of charm and innocence. Honestly, it's difficult to tell where the LittleBigPlanet ends and the Karting begins, which is hard to be discouraged about in this age of racing game homogenization.
Of course, one might point out how foolish it would be to make such an assumption of the game so the developer's name is quite clearly stamped on it. We're talking about, no, not Media Molecule -- we're talking about United Front Games. The United Front Games that have made the best carting game this generation, in my humble opinion -- ModNation Racers. Combine their work with Media Molecule's charming Craftworld setting and LittleBigPlanet Karting may be the king of kustomization.
LittleBigPlanet Karting is set for release on the PlayStation 3 starting November 6 in North America, November 7 in Europe. The game features 1-4 players local or 2-8 players online and apparently has a great story on top of its cooperative/competitive carting gameplay. Look forward to it.