LittleBigPlanet Vita is being sold over a week earlier than the originally scheduled September 25th release, as copies of the game are available to purchase all over shelves in US retailers.
Unlike the Resident Evil 6 fiasco, this street date was lifted legally, as Sony Computer Entertainment America PR manager Eric Levine has stated that Sony gave the thumbs up to retailers to release the game early.
Production on LittleBigPlanet PlayStation Vita was completed earlier than expected, and due to the excitement from our retail partners, some have decided to put it on shelves as soon as the product was received.
Being the online-oriented community-focused franchise that it is, many fans will be eagerly awaiting to jump online to play. It seems that they’ll have to settle with the single-player campaign for now though, as servers are not yet online.
You’ll still be able to fully enjoy all the offline features of the game, but the servers will not go live until September 18th. We apologize for any confusion this may cause and will keep you posted on any further updates.
It’s not a long wait though, so get creative in the level editor and post the results tomorrow! Reviews have been highly positive so far, which should please Vita owners who have been waiting months for a reason to turn on that great little machine.
While the “official” launch is now tomorrow, NeoGaf users have confirmed that the game is available now at GameStop stores.