Tearaway is one of the best games on the PlayStation Vita – there’s no doubt about it! This gem released relatively early in its life. It would later get a new chance to shine with a PS4 port. It’s actually a free PS+ game right now if you act fast before the lineup changes on Tuesday!
Explore a spectacular world held entirely in your hands. Embark on a unique adventure from the creative minds behind LittleBigPlanet™ with your new friend, the adventurous IOTA or the intrepid ATOI — a papercraft messenger from another dimension with a unique message to deliver — to you!
Tearaway is a new IP from the creative minds at Media Molecule (which brought us the Little Big Planet games) and is also their first Playstation Vita game. This game is heavily promoted by Sony and before going any further, take note that this is one of the best games I played on the Vita, and definitively the most original one!
It looks like Media Molecule has been hard at work making their next game (possibly franchise?). Revealed today is Tearaway, a game designed specifically for the Vita, using pretty much all of the Vita’s user input functionality.
The game stars …
I know, some of you think that LBP Karting is putting ModNation Racers on the backburner, but honestly, is that really a bad thing? As much creativity as you could put into ModNation Racers, it didn’t have the type of tools that the LittleBigPlanet series of games had. If you watch the E3 trailer for this, you’ll see how open the creation suite is for this karting game as well. If you’re into those types of racing games, I think you’re really in for a treat with this one. If the creativity of the user base in the platforming titles is anything to go by, I expect to see some ridiculous, over the top, and cool, tracks, karts, and weapons created by people. Remember those relentless shark levels in the first and second LBP? Imagine firing one of those things and watching it chase down that sack creature directly ahead of you. Also, preorders receive the Kevin Butler with Executive Golf Cart DLC for free!
As for LBP Vita, the game takes place in the world of Carnivalia. Of course, there will be Vita-specific tools and controls, which is an awesome way to utilize them. Not only that, but the game looks great. Almost like the original LBP. Level design seems inventive as always and, again, the user generated content will result in some top notch levels. Be sure to check the E3 trailer for that as well.
Also, something that is overlooked, but important in its own right, you’ll be able to do some cross platform play on LBP2 with the Vita and PS3 with the Cross Controller DLC. You can design levels on the PS3 and then switch to the Vita to use platform-specific tools. Even play the levels with one player on a Vita and others on the PS3. Check this out for an article describing an excellent example. Sound familiar?
This week will bring LittleBigPlanet fans some very cool looking Alice in Wonderland Costumes, based on Tim Burton’s movie.
Costumes include Alice, the Mad Hatter, the Cheshire Cat and the Red Queen.
“Each costume will be available on the PlayStation Store individually, however if you purchase the full Alice in Wonderland Costume pack you will also receive some bonus Alice in Wonderland Stickers,” pictured below!