LittleBigPlanet 2 (Early DC Comics Build)

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LittleBigPlanet 2 (Early DC Comics Build)
Build date April 29th, 2013
Dump status Dumped, not released
Origin Development Kit
Game LittleBigPlanet 2
System PlayStation 3
Genre Puzzle-platformer
Release date US Jan 18, 2011
EU Jan 19, 2011
AUS Jan 20, 2011
UK Jan 21, 2011

This debug build of LittleBigPlanet 2 contains several early assets and work in progress levels from the DC Comics Premium Level Kit DLC that would later be released on December 18, 2013.

Dated April 29th, 2013, this post-release build is approximately 7-8 months before the release of the DLC, and 2+ years after the release of LittleBigPlanet 2 itself, which was released on January 18th, 2011. It was discovered on a PlayStation 3 development kit.

Early Pack Name

The DC Comics Level Kit, as it is seen in the More Stories section of this build with the working title.

On the in-game store menu and More Stories section in this build, the DC Comics Premium Level Kit DLC is titled the "Justice League Pack", and uses the store icon for the Launch T-Shirt of the original LittleBigPlanet as its thumbnail.

Graphical Differences

Changed Tool Icons

Hero Cape

Early Final
Lbp2 cape icon early.png Lbp2 cape icon final.png

The Hero Cape in this build is less detailed with a far simpler model. It also doesn't change to match the player's Popit colour like it does in the final game. Incidentally, the Hero Cape model from this build would go on to be used in LittleBigPlanet 3 in place of the more polished model.

Wall Jump Material Tweaker

Early Final
Lbp2 gad staticcling early.png Lbp2 gad staticcling final.png

The early Wall Jump Material Tweaker icon is an in-game render of a Tweaker gadget with no graphic on it's screen. It was updated to be in line with the other Object Tweakers in the final game.

Audio Differences

Changed Music

Through The Fire IntMusic

Early Final
File:Lbp2 i batwing techno early.ogg File:Lbp2 i batwing techno final.ogg

The early version of the Through The Fire Interactive Music stays true to it's filename of i_batwing_techno.fsb by featuring techno instruments and an 8-Bit melody. The final version omits the techno instrumentation in favour of more organic-sounding instruments.

Changed Sound Effects

Teleport Charge

Early Final
File:Lbp2 teleport charge early.ogg File:Lbp2 teleport charge final.ogg

The early teleport charge sound effect builds up for longer, and has beeps and boops that are absent from the final game.

Removed Music

mars_attacks_theme.fsb

File:Lbp2 mars attacks theme.ogg mars_attacks_theme.fsb is a minute long snippet of the Mars Attacks theme by Danny Elfman, likely used as a placeholder.

Removed Sound Effects

A handful of sound effects that never made it into the full game.

Comic Boing

File:Lbp2 cartoon jump 3a.ogg File:Lbp2 cartoon jump 3c.ogg

Prank Gunshot

File:Lbp2 prank gunshot 2a.ogg File:Lbp2 prank gunshot 2b.ogg File:Lbp2 prank gunshot 2c.ogg

Computer Chatter *

File:Lbp2 computer chatter 3.ogg

Early Levels

This video showcases all the levels of the DC Comics Pack as they appear in this revision. A few levels only have a rectangular block of cardboard and a scoreboard, but most of the levels are in whitebox form and the basic plot and gameplay elements (such as dialogue and new assets introduced in the pack, like Wall Jumping and the Hero Cape) can be seen.


Early/Cut Assets

Another video which shows off assets such as Stickers, Materials and Music discovered in this build, a lot of which, if not all, did not make the final cut.

Debug Settings

In comparison to the publicly available November 2010 debug build, there exists debug settings unique to this build, including settings for new powerups and features introduced to LittleBigPlanet 2 following its release via game updates and DLC, such as Attract-O-Gel and PlayStation Move functionality.