LittleBigPlanet Gets Metal Gear, Final Fantasy Characters; Beta Levels Will Appear in Full Game

By Blake Ellison, Oct 09, 2008 10:38am PDT It's a good day on LittleBigPlanet as the game picked up Sackboy versions of video game icons Solid Snake and Sephiroth as well as confirmation that levels made in the ongoing beta will be playable after the game's October 21 release.

As shown in the screenshots above, Metal Gear Solid 4 hero Old Snake joins Final Fantasy VII villain Sephiroth in transmogrification into LittleBigPlanet's iconic Sackboy characters.

"To be involved with [Metal Gear Solid] is... slightly bizarre. When we were looking at what options as a studio we'd have to work with, they were under the 'yeah, right!' category of games," said Alex Evans, co-founder of developer Media Molecule on the PlayStation Blog.

Evans also let slip to 1UP that levels made in the game's somewhat open beta will survive into the final retail release of the PS3-exclusive, roll-your-own platformer. In so doing, he put to rest lingering confusion surrounding the state of the game's already impressive array of levels and digital miscellany.

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