There's a new LittleBigPlanet for Sony's new PlayStation Vita. It's a game that plays mostly like the LittleBigPlanets you've played before, but it may be the more fun version, the one with the best new touchscreen and tilt-based tricks.
Media Molecule helped walk us through the LittleBigPlanet at E3 2011 last week, which you can (kind of) see in this new gameplay video. I guess I should note a few things. One, the piano keys I touch at the beginning of the demo had the letters L, B and P printed on them. Two, forgive me for not recognizing that the blue material was the touchscreen interactive material until it was too late. Three, for some reason, this looks like the prettiest LittleBigPlanet to me, perhaps in part due to its smaller scale. Sackboy and his environments look sharp and rich on the Vita's gorgeous OLED screen.
While I quite enjoyed the gameplay of LittleBigPlanet on Vita and the possibilities of building new levels with touchscreen controls and tooling around with the handheld's new hardware capabilities, I'm a little disappointed that levels built on the PlayStation 3 versions of the game cannot be imported into this smaller cousin. Players can, however, import their Sackboy costumes from the PS3 version to the Vita version.
LittleBigPlanet is still early in development and on target for a 2012 release on Sony's next-generation portable. We'll have more from LittleBigPlanet for Vita soon.